1. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Updating the Top 150 Big Board, Week 1

    With the 2014 baseball season going full tilt, the fantasy version of the sport needs all kinds of attention. Like, every-week attention—lest we fickle owners get frustrated and cranky, and that just isn't good for anyone...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 7,120 reads 9 comments

  2. How Masahiro Tanaka's Debut Compares to Past Hyped International Signings

    Considering how it began, the first major league start by Masahiro Tanaka went about as well as that of any other big-name international signing in recent memory...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 14,245 reads 14 comments

  3. Full Preview and Predictions for Masahiro Tanaka's MLB Debut

    For the New York Yankees , the time has come to find out what they'll be getting for their $175 million investment in Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka , who is set to make ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 6,173 reads 22 comments

  4. Giants-Diamondbacks Replay Gaffe Shows System Still Has Ways to Go

    We're only two days into the regular season, and already Major League Baseball's new expanded instant replay rules have come under review...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 3,072 reads 20 comments

  5. Why Yankees Should Be Worried About CC Sabathia After First Start of 2014 Season

    After watching him struggle through his first start of the 2014 regular season against the lowly Houston Astros on Tuesday night, CC Sabathia apologists will say it's only one game...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 14,810 reads 64 comments

  6. Do Hitters or Pitchers Have the Upper Hand Early in the MLB Season?

    Is there such a thing as an "April advantage" in baseball, and if so which side—hitters or pitchers—has the edge in the season's first month? With the calendar flipped ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 3,574 reads 3 comments

  7. Derek Jeter's Farewell 2014 Season Will Be More Than a Limp into the Sunset

    It's only fitting that the New York Yankees are one of the final two teams, along with Tuesday night's opponents, the Houston Astros , to experience their first game of the 2014 season...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 4,790 reads 8 comments

  8. Fantasy Baseball: 10 Opening-Day Roster Surprises Who Are Potential Sleepers

    For fantasy baseball owners, Opening Day means excitement, hope and, of course, more than a few surprises...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 13,855 reads 3 comments

  9. Analyzing Who Could Succeed Bud Selig as MLB Commissioner Enters Final Season

    If Bud Selig is, in fact, going to retire at the end of the year as he says he will , then Major League Baseball has some work to do to figure out who's on deck to become the next commissioner...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 8,799 reads 41 comments

  10. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking Final Preseason Top 150 Big Board

    With spring training finally over (yay!), the 2014 regular season is about to get under way in full (double-yay!!). And with your fantasy baseball draft in the rear-view mirror (triple-yay!!!), it's time to update the Big Board again...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 15,693 reads 23 comments

  11. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Draft Values of Spring Training's Top 10 Breakout Stars

    A breakout in spring training is different from a breakout in the regular season. Except when it's not. Sometimes, in fact, a player's promising performance during the games that don't ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 12,630 reads 7 comments

  12. Fantasy Baseball 2014: B/R Experts' Final 25-Round Mock Draft, Version 3.0

    The title indicates that this article features another mock draft — but this time, it counts. That's because your friendly, neighborhood Bleacher Report MLB writers and editors ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 27,598 reads 41 comments

  13. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Position-by-Position Rankings

    Over the past several weeks , the 2014 fantasy baseball rankings have been rolling out here at Bleacher Report, culminating in the latest, most up-to-date Big Board , which covers the top 150 players heading into the 2014 season...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 25,052 reads 46 comments

  14. What Mega-Contract Rejection Means for the Future of Max Scherzer and the Tigers

    When it comes to locking up Max Scherzer , the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, at least the Detroit Tigers are saying they tried...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 456,097 reads 195 comments

  15. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking Final Preseason Top 150 Big Board

    With spring training just about over for most teams (yay!), the 2014 regular season already underway in Australia for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks (double-yay!!), ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 29,635 reads 30 comments

  16. Fantasy Baseball Sleepers 2014: Breakout Candidates at Every Position

    In fantasy baseball, breakouts happen every year, but not every breakout is created equal. That is to say that they come in different shapes, sizes and scopes...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 69,914 reads 8 comments

  17. Yasiel Puig Poised to Silence All Doubters with Big 2014 Season

    Yasiel Puig is probably lucky that last year, in his first camp as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers , he didn't have the spring training he's having this time around...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 5,940 reads 18 comments

  18. Neftali Feliz Discusses Difficult Road Back from Tommy John Surgery

    These days, it seems, if you're a major league pitcher who hasn't had his ulnar collateral ligament replaced, that just means you haven't had Tommy John surgery—yet...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 473 reads 7 comments

  19. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking the Top 25 Prospects to Target for 2014

    Before we embark on the endeavor of ranking the top 25 fantasy prospects to target for the 2014 season, let's get one thing straight up-front: This is based on potential and projected impact for the 2014 season—and the 2014 season alone...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 56,160 reads 17 comments

  20. Is Albert Pujols' Poor Spring Foreshadowing Another Letdown Season?

    The Los Angeles Angels and Albert Pujols have to be hoping the third time's the charm. During Pujols' first two seasons with the team, the club's performance as a whole has ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 12,917 reads 22 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Mid-Spring Training Top 150 Big Board

    With spring training about halfway over (yay!) and your fantasy baseball draft getting ever closer if you haven't had it yet (double-yay!), it's time to update the Big Board again...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 22,461 reads 8 comments

  22. Fantasy Baseball: Top Prospects Who Are Better, Worse in Fantasy Than Reality

    Fantasy baseball is a made-up game that takes into account the real-life performances of players on the field. Just because fantasy is based on reality, though, doesn't mean the two always line up just so—especially when it comes to prospects...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 12,019 reads 5 comments

  23. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Jason Catania's 'Do Not Draft' List to Avoid Busts

    Everyone, they say, has a price. That's especially applicable in fantasy baseball, where players are picked in drafts and paid for in auctions at certain prices—costs that are ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 47,834 reads 70 comments

  24. Should Brewers Be Worried About Free-Agent Bargain Matt Garza's Awful Spring?

    If Matt Garza is trying to make a good first impression with his new club, he isn't going about it in the best way...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 6,664 reads 16 comments

  25. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Full 12-Team, 25-Round Mock Draft, Version 2.0

    Practice makes perfect —e ven when it doesn't really count. With fantasy baseball drafts underway everywhere in recent weeks, it's important to prepare for the big day...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 56,249 reads 37 comments