1. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Latest Offseason Rumors

    When it comes to Major League Baseball's offseason, the speculation and rumors are at least half the fun. The rest, of course, is actually finding out which players were traded for each other and who signed with what team and for how much...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 70,667 reads 28 comments

  2. Billy Butler Is Curious Fit for Oakland A's and Pitcher-Friendly Stadium

    In the world of Major League Baseball's offseason, with teams trying to obtain and jettison players all at once with the goal of getting better, not every signing, trade or transaction makes sense right away...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 21,073 reads 14 comments

  3. Is Andrew Miller or David Robertson the Best Closer on Free-Agent Market?

    The titular question posed above has a bit of a trick element to it, because although David Robertson spent the entire 2014 season as the closer for the New York Yankees, Andrew Miller has not yet taken on the ninth inning in his big league career...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 2,744 reads 5 comments

  4. Giancarlo Stanton Wins Lottery, but No Pro Athlete Is Worth $325 Million

    Are you jealous of Giancarlo Stanton , the Miami Marlins outfielder who, as you've heard by now, has agreed to a record-setting contract that will pay him $325 million ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 49,724 reads 166 comments

  5. Jason Heyward-Shelby Miller Blockbuster Trade a Win-Win Move Each Had to Make

    Major League Baseball's offseason went from a simmering stove to a burning-hot one in no time at all by midday Monday...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 45,951 reads 66 comments

  6. Changes MLB Can Make to Fix the Qualifying Offer Dilemma in Free Agency

    The qualifying offer slump now has reached epic proportions, to the point where Major League Baseball should be at least a little worried that this still relatively recent format just isn't going to hack it...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 18,813 reads 58 comments

  7. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-15 MLB Offseason, Week 2

    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, as well as teams' objectives and plans of attack...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 17,247 reads 10 comments

  8. 5 Important Takeaways from 2014 MLB Awards Week

    Major League Baseball's awards week is over. But just because all of the hardware has been handed out doesn't mean there's nothing left to discuss about the honors...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 6,890 reads 7 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 16,409 reads 20 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 8,331 reads 14 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 30,280 reads 59 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 5,284 reads 7 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 10,950 reads 25 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 16,783 reads 11 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 62,426 reads 88 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 6,534 reads 7 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 15,374 reads 33 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 38,141 reads 27 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 12,040 reads 32 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 10,719 reads 59 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 10,177 reads 12 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 18,158 reads 36 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 36,942 reads 58 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 20,841 reads 23 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 21,327 reads 51 comments