1. 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 2 months ago 27,265 reads 104 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 19,781 reads 72 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 10,581 reads 6 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 32,405 reads 128 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 56,982 reads 74 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 35,192 reads 112 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 18,417 reads 33 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 72,014 reads 88 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 30,382 reads 85 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 26,905 reads 128 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 61,092 reads 65 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 54,533 reads 25 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 15,194 reads 9 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 53,089 reads 48 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 25,918 reads 70 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 29,950 reads 60 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 22,512 reads 42 comments

  18. Nelson Cruz Splash Could Finally End Mariners' 13-Year Postseason Drought

    The Seattle Mariners are betting big that Nelson Cruz , whose 40 home runs led all of Major League Baseball in 2014, can help get them to the playoffs for the first time in a long time...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 41,085 reads 51 comments

  19. Blockbuster Josh Donaldson Trade Shows Jays All-in for 2015, A's Retooling Again

    While the rest of Major League Baseball was spending the evening of Black Friday recovering from all the hectic holiday shopping and Thanksgiving leftovers, the Toronto Blue Jays ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 43,789 reads 69 comments

  20. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 4

    Major League Baseball's offseason is barely a month old, and already there are all sorts 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 3 months ago 20,668 reads 26 comments

  21. Has Wild MLB Spending Actually Made International Free Agents a Bargain?

    Major League Baseball's offseason isn't yet a month old, and teams have already spent upward of $400 million combined in free agency, a majority of which came from the Boston Red ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 8,240 reads 9 comments

  22. Why Yasmany Tomas Could Be MLB's Next Cuban Phenom

    After weeks of speculation and intrigue, Major League Baseball's next great Cuban import is here. Slugging outfielder Yasmany Tomas has agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks , according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 8,011 reads 12 comments

  23. Why It'd Be Foolish to Make Blockbuster Troy Tulowitzki Trade This Winter

    For the first time in forever, the Colorado Rockies have indicated they are willing to listen on Troy Tulowitzki , as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported earlier in the offseason...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 18,597 reads 24 comments

  24. Is John Smoltz Worthy of Being First-Ballot 2015 Hall of Famer?

    The chance for debate in Major League Baseball never ends. The individual awards were just handed out, and as if on cue, here comes the announcement for the 2015 Baseball Hall of ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 8,807 reads 48 comments

  25. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Deals Tip of Iceberg for Latest Red Sox Reload

    The Boston Red Sox had a busy day on Monday, working out deals with both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval , arguably the top two hitters in free agency...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 130,575 reads 186 comments