1. Corey Kluber Completes Meteoric Rise with Surprising AL Cy Young Win

    In the immediate aftermath of Corey Kluber winning the American League Cy Young—the first after-season award outcome that might be viewed as a surprise, albeit far from a ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 16,403 reads 20 comments

  2. Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy Shake Up the MLB Trade Market

    A market that already is chock-full of quality top- and mid-rotation arms is adding even more quantity to the quality, as the latest report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports indicates ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 8,277 reads 14 comments

  3. Why Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox Would Be Match Made in Heaven

    The Boston Red Sox need Pablo Sandoval more than Sandoval needs the Red Sox. But that doesn't mean such a pairing wouldn't be a great match for both sides...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 30,262 reads 59 comments

  4. Jose Abreu's Unanimous AL ROY Validates Big MLB Dollars Poured into Cuban Market

    What's great news for Jose Abreu, the Chicago White Sox first baseman who deservedly won the American League Rookie of the Year on Monday evening, is even better news for his fellow countrymen...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 5,279 reads 7 comments

  5. Jimmy Rollins, Elvis Andrus or Alexei Ramirez: Who Is Best Derek Jeter Heir?

    Entering the 2014-15 Major League Baseball offseason, the New York Yankees are in a position they've been wholly unfamiliar with for more or less 20 years—on two accounts...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 10,931 reads 25 comments

  6. Ranking the 10 Best Power Hitters Available in Free Agency, Trade Talks

    More and more, pitching is dominating Major League Baseball, which means players who provide any kind of offense, and especially power, are coming at a premium on the trade front or in the free-agent market...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 16,687 reads 11 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's Full 2014 MLB Awards Preview, Predictions

    As the baseball industry awaits the first big transaction of the offseason—sorry, Adam Lind for Marco Estrada doesn't exactly get the juices flowing—the focus shifts temporarily to another matter, the individual awards...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 62,396 reads 88 comments

  8. Ranking the Rays' 8 Preliminary Candidates Targeted to Replace Joe Maddon

    The offseason has only just begun, and already it's been a very tumultuous one for the Tampa Bay Rays . Indeed, new president of baseball operations Matt Silverman —who ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 6,506 reads 7 comments

  9. How Soon Do MLB Teams Regret Blockbuster, $100 Million Free-Agent Deals?

    It's Major League Baseball's offseason, which means the following are all but guaranteed: rampant rumors, ceaseless speculation and at least one free agent landing a nine-figure contract...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 15,353 reads 33 comments

  10. The Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason

    Major League Baseball's offseason has just begun, and already there are all sorts of rumors and speculation—and questions—surrounding a number of free agents and trade candidates...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 38,133 reads 27 comments

  11. How Can New York Yankees Build a True Contender in 2014-2015 Offseason?

    After a second straight season sans playoffs—a scenario that borders on unfathomable in the Bronx—the New York Yankees face yet another winter of important decisions and potential pitfalls...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 12,033 reads 32 comments

  12. Ranking the 5 Biggest Surprises of the 2014 MLB Gold Glove Awards

    Major League Baseball's Gold Glove Awards aren't super sexy. Even with the sport's increased focus on run prevention and sabermetricians' ever-advancing attempts to quantify defense, ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 10,666 reads 59 comments

  13. Who Is Cuban Free Agent Yasmany Tomas and Is He Worth Big-Money Risk?

    Yasmany Tomas remains quite a mystery, or at least an unproven commodity, to many in and around Major League Baseball, but that could work in the Cuban defector-turned-free agent's favor this offseason...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 10,144 reads 12 comments

  14. New Chicago Cubs Offseason Checklist Following Joe Maddon Hire

    The Chicago Cubs got their man and their manager. By hiring skipper Joe Maddon , a move that became a reality with Monday's introductory press conference, the franchise ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 18,151 reads 36 comments

  15. 5 MLB Teams That Need Full Offseason Makeovers to Contend in 2015

    The World Series is over and so is the 2014 Major League Baseball season. But don't fret, don't dare be upset! The end of games merely means there are weeks and months of endless rumors ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 36,871 reads 58 comments

  16. Hanley Ramirez Poised to Become Most Overpaid Star of New Free-Agent Class

    Hanley Ramirez is about to become a free agent in a few days, which means at some point in the coming weeks, he's likely going to get a whole lot more money than he's actually worth...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 20,820 reads 23 comments

  17. What Toll Will Madison Bumgarner's Heroic MVP Performance Have on His Future?

    Debate all you want where it ranks in Major League Baseball lore, but it's virtually impossible to put together a better postseason performance than the one Madison Bumgarner ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 21,284 reads 51 comments

  18. Selecting MLB's 2014 Postseason All-Star Teams

    The World Series is finished, and the dynastic San Francisco Giants completed their magical, inexplicable every-other-year trend by beating the almost-but-not-quite team of destiny Kansas City Royals in Game 7 by the score of 3-2 on Wednesday night...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 5,032 reads 9 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's 2014 World Series Awards

    The ultimate goal of Major League Baseball's season? Win the World Series and the Commissioner's Trophy that comes as a tangible representation of being the last team standing...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 34,953 reads 72 comments

  20. Chicago White Sox May Be Surprise Aggressor in 2014-2015 MLB Free Agency

    Despite five straight losing seasons, the Chicago Cubs and their top-notch collection of prospects and young big leaguers are ready to make waves in the free-agent market this offseason...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 12,537 reads 21 comments

  21. Royals' Yordano Ventura Delivers Ace Performance to Push World Series to Game 7

    In Game 6 of the World Series, a literal must-win affair for the Kansas City Royals , starter Yordano Ventura delivered the kind of dominant outing that the club hadn't had this ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 356 reads 11 comments

  22. Royals Blow Golden Opportunity to Go for Giants' Throat in Game 4

    For the Kansas City Royals, the hardest part about losing Game 4 on Saturday night isn't that they were blown out 11-4 by the San Francisco Giants...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 17,923 reads 36 comments

  23. Mid-World Series Questions That Must Be Answered to Decide the Champion

    The World Series is three games in, and the upstart Kansas City Royals have a two-games-to-one lead over the San Francisco Giants—winners of two of the past four championships—after their 3-2 road victory on Friday night...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 11,530 reads 9 comments

  24. Does Experience Really Rule over Youth in the World Series?

    The two teams in the World Series , the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, are similar in a number of ways, not least of which is that neither was expected to make it this far when the postseason began...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 3,891 reads 6 comments

  25. 5 Rapid Reactions to All the Early 2014 World Series Action

    The World Series is two games in, and it feels like it's far from over after Wednesday night's Game 2 in Kansas City, in which the Royals took down the San Francisco Giants to knot things at a game apiece...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 15,284 reads 21 comments