1. What Is James Shields Truly Worth in Today's MLB Pitching Market?

    With the calendar ready to flip to 2015, two big-name, big-money free agents remain on the market in Max Scherzer and James Shields , both of whom are proven, highly regarded right-handed starting pitchers looking to score massive contracts...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 day ago 14,920 reads 31 comments

  2. Can Alex Rodriguez Still Be Impact Bat with DH-Only Duties, Year of Rest?

    There's fewer than 60 days until pitchers and catchers report, which means there's less than two months until the Alex Rodriguez circus begins again for the New York Yankees ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 days ago 23,713 reads 58 comments

  3. Yankees Need Yoan Moncada Signing to Continue to Build New Future

    The New York Yankees need Yoan Moncada , the next Cuban sensation readying to make his way to Major League Baseball. And they need him for oh-so-many reasons...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 days ago 51,737 reads 80 comments

  4. Win-Win Prospect Packages for Top MLB Trade Targets on the Market

    In case you haven't noticed, Major League Baseball's offseason has been going crazy with activity. While most of the big-name free agents have already signed, there also have been dozens of trades involving scores of players...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 days ago 95,804 reads 182 comments

  5. Will Padres' Upton-Kemp-Myers Push to Win Now Pay off Big or Backfire?

    If it wasn't obvious before, it certainly is now: The San Diego Padres are going for it in 2015. Like, really going for it, so much so that they have acquired an entirely new ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 days ago 79,881 reads 139 comments

  6. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 7

    Major League Baseball is a month-and-a-half into the offseason and already oh-so-many moves have been made...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 days ago 13,106 reads 7 comments

  7. Billy Beane Continues to Sell High on A's 2014 All-Stars with Derek Norris Deal

    And so the Oakland Athletics tear-down continues. General manager Billy Beane made yet another trade Thursday evening, sending All-Star catcher Derek Norris to California neighbors, ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 days ago 15,764 reads 51 comments

  8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Remaining MLB Hitting Market

    The big takeaway from Major League Baseball's offseason so far is that teams are seeking out offense, yearning to acquire hitters in any way possible, whether via free agency or trade...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 days ago 7,884 reads 6 comments

  9. Are the Yankees Headed for a 3rd Straight Year Without a Playoff Appearance?

    For almost two decades, the New York Yankees making the playoffs was more or less a given. That's a reputation and an expectation that materializes when, from 1995 through 2012, a team falls short only one time (in 2008)...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 days ago 26,947 reads 103 comments

  10. Cubs' Hype-Filled Roster Still at Least a Year Away from MLB Success

    It's possible, likely even, that in the long and storied history of Major League Baseball, there has never been a team coming off five consecutive losing seasons with more hype surrounding it than the Chicago Cubs have right now...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 11 days ago 19,221 reads 70 comments

  11. How This MLB Offseason Will Impact the 2015-2016 Free-Agent Class

    Major League Baseball's 2014-15 offseason is only a month-and-a-half over, and big-name free-agent right-handers Max Scherzer and James Shields still remain unsigned...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 11 days ago 9,904 reads 6 comments

  12. Melky Cabrera Signing Makes White Sox MLB Offseason's Most Improved

    After a pair of losing seasons, the Chicago White Sox have been very busy this offseason, and they look like the team that has done the most to get better in 2015. At least so far...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 13 days ago 31,921 reads 128 comments

  13. 4 Post-Winter Meetings Predictions for the Rest of the MLB Offseason

    Just because Major League Baseball's busy-as-all-get-out winter meetings are in the rearview mirror doesn't mean the hot stove has to cool down any time soon...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 14 days ago 56,807 reads 74 comments

  14. How Far Should MLB Suitors Go to Meet Max Scherzer's Lofty Demands?

    Now that left-hander Jon Lester has signed with the Chicago Cubs, Max Scherzer is easily the No. 1 free agent remaining on the market...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 15 days ago 34,937 reads 112 comments

  15. Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings

    After starting out slow on Monday and then building to a magnificent crescendo by mid-day Thursday, Major League Baseball's winter meetings are over...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 16 days ago 18,316 reads 33 comments

  16. Yoenis Cespedes for Rick Porcello Trade a Good Fit for Both Red Sox, Tigers

    The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers capped off a ridiculous flurry of late trades at the winter meetings by making a swap on Thursday that had been rumored for days ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 16 days ago 71,814 reads 88 comments

  17. What Is Red Sox's Best 'Plan B' After Digging Own Grave in Losing Jon Lester?

    When it comes to losing out on former ace Jon Lester , the free-agent left-hander they lowballed then traded away before lowballing again, the Boston Red Sox have no one to blame but themselves...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 17 days ago 30,315 reads 85 comments

  18. Mets Should Consider Trading ROY Jacob deGrom in Winter Blockbuster

    Sometimes a suggestion involving a certain team possibly considering trading a specific player can rightfully be called a little crazy. Sometimes, though, a little crazy is just what's needed to get the job done...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 17 days ago 26,737 reads 128 comments

  19. MLB Winter Meetings 2014 Day 1: Live Coverage of All the Latest Deals, Rumors

    The hot stove has been cooking of late, but with Major League Baseball's winter meetings on tap this week—from Monday, Dec. 8, until Thursday, Dec. 11—the speculation, rumors and transaction action is about to boil over...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 19 days ago 61,043 reads 65 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's Complete 2014 MLB Winter Meetings Preview, Predictions

    If you're a baseball fan, the next week is going to be fun and filled with all kinds of action, including rumors and speculation, as well as, yes, at least a few actual trades and signings...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 20 days ago 54,486 reads 25 comments

  21. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 5

    Major League Baseball's offseason is more than a month old, but there's no shortage of rumors and speculation—and questions—around a number of free agents and trade candidates, as well as teams' objectives and plans of attack...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 22 days ago 15,175 reads 9 comments

  22. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Pre-Winter Meetings Buzz

    If Major League Baseball's hot stove isn't yet at a full boil, it soon will be, what with the annual rumor-and-speculation fest that is the winter meetings, which get underway Sunday, Dec...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 23 days ago 53,063 reads 48 comments

  23. Nick Markakis Addition Likely a Precursor of More Moves to Come for Braves

    The Atlanta Braves are bringing in an outfielder, having agreed to terms with former Baltimore Oriole Nick Markakis , a move that could mean they're positioning themselves to trade yet another outfielder this offseason...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 24 days ago 25,878 reads 70 comments

  24. Are Yankees Quietly Looking Ahead to Next Year's Huge Free-Agent Pitching Crop?

    It's hard to get a handle on the New York Yankees ' intentions this offseason. They apparently want to avoid spending major money for a second straight winter, while at the same ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 24 days ago 29,832 reads 60 comments

  25. Should Max Scherzer Be Getting Nervous as the Big MLB Money Starts to Dry Up?

    Max Scherzer spent the 2014 season doing more than just playing baseball. During the course of the year, from spring training through the playoffs, the free-agent right-hander also ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 25 days ago 22,374 reads 42 comments