1. Why the Atlanta Braves Were Right to Tear Down Once-Promising Roster

    This offseason has been surprising—and perhaps somewhat painful—for the Atlanta Braves , who, as part of a somewhat unexpected rebuilding effort spearheaded by a new ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 24 hours ago 10,622 reads 18 comments

  2. Will Yankees Resist Urge to Gut Emerging Farm for Blockbuster Trade?

    Don't look now, but the New York Yankees have behaved a little differently this winter. Actually, they've behaved exactly how they said they would...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 2 days ago 19,893 reads 56 comments

  3. MLB's Top 10 Can't-Miss Hitting Prospects for 2015

    Major League Baseball always is in need of good, young hitters, especially considering how much the sport has been controlled by pitching in recent years...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 days ago 14,250 reads 33 comments

  4. How Tigers Can Use $210 Million in Max Scherzer Savings to Build Future

    Now that Max Scherzer is no longer a Detroit Tiger but a Washington National with $210 million coming to him, the Tigers , in theory, have some money to burn that otherwise might have been pegged for the right-hander...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 days ago 8,552 reads 16 comments

  5. How the Cubs Should Handle the Unleashing of Uber-Prospect Kris Bryant

    The Kris Bryant era in Chicago will begin in 2015. The question is: When? Or alternatively: How soon? In the wake of the Chicago Cubs ' acquisition last week of center fielder ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 days ago 19,925 reads 63 comments

  6. Is Devin Mesoraco Poised to Become MLB's Next Great Franchise Catcher?

    The development of former first-rounder Devin Mesoraco took a little longer than the Cincinnati Reds might have expected, but their patience has paid off, as they have ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 5 days ago 10,631 reads 34 comments

  7. MLB's Top 10 Can't-Miss Pitching Prospects for the 2015 Season

    Major League Baseball is being dominated by pitching, and that's only going to continue, judging by the flood of elite young arms who are on the verge of reaching The Show...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 days ago 49,193 reads 72 comments

  8. The Next MLB Starting Pitchers Who Will Ascend to 'Ace' Status

    Defining an "ace" pitcher in Major League Baseball is difficult because it's subjective. What's more, just about everyone has a different opinion on how many actual "aces" there are and whether specific pitchers qualify or come up just short...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 days ago 61,266 reads 149 comments

  9. Does the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason Rank as Baseball's Wildest Ever?

    Major League Baseball's offseason has been bananas, right? Perhaps the wildest and most active in recent memory—or maybe ever. At least, that's how it feels while we're right in the middle of it...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 days ago 13,919 reads 20 comments

  10. Mets' Exciting Young Rotation Still 1 Year Away from Taking MLB by Storm

    Here's a contrarian point of view: The New York Mets should be glad the National League East-rival Washington Nationals just splurged $210 million on Max Scherzer . But we'll get to that in a bit...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 days ago 14,181 reads 49 comments

  11. Creating MLB's Perfect 25-Man Superteam

    Having gone all Dr. Frankenstein to put together the perfect hitter and perfect pitcher by taking certain attributes of various sluggers and hurlers across Major League Baseball ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 days ago 117,942 reads 367 comments

  12. 2015 Yankees Could Be Perfect Fit for 6-Man Rotation Experiment

    The six-man rotation is sort of like the Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster of Major League Baseball. It's talked about but doesn't really exist...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 days ago 27,680 reads 45 comments

  13. Grading the Yovani Gallardo Trade Between the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers

    Following rumors surrounding an expected trade between the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers all day Monday, the two sides eventually came together to complete the deal, which ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 days ago 18,951 reads 18 comments

  14. Why Max Scherzer Will Become Even More Dominant in Return to NL

    Max Scherzer is now a Washington National, having agreed to terms on a reported seven-year contract worth at least $180 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 days ago 12,530 reads 36 comments

  15. Fresh MLB Offseason Winners and Losers 1 Month from Spring Training

    A handful of Major League Baseball teams are scheduled to have pitchers and catchers report Feb. 18 , which means only one thing: We're barely a month out from the official start of spring training...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 15 days ago 33,937 reads 16 comments

  16. Top MLB Prospects Who Could Still Be on the Move in Winter Trades

    Now that it's mid-January and spring training is just about a month away, the hot stove has started to settle down, at least a little...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 15 days ago 18,183 reads 25 comments

  17. How the Los Angeles Dodgers Have Left Themselves Exposed Entering 2015

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 92 and 94 games the past two seasons, as well as the National League West both times, and are once again considered by many (if not most) to be the favorites in that division in 2015...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 16 days ago 13,904 reads 38 comments

  18. Each MLB Team's Untouchable Top Prospect

    Unless you haven't been paying attention, it's prospect season for Major League Baseball here at Bleacher Report, where we have ranked all 30 farm systems and are working on rolling out the 10 best prospects for each individual club, too...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 16 days ago 186,971 reads 80 comments

  19. 2015 Fantasy Baseball Preview: Early Top 10 Draft Rankings at Each Position

    Major League Baseball is smack in the middle of its offseason, but it's already about time to start gearing up for the 2015 fantasy baseball season, which will be here sooner than you think...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 19 days ago 9,327 reads 27 comments

  20. 20 Young Players on the Verge of Becoming MLB Superstars

    Baseball fans, welcome to the second annual search for Major League Baseball's next superstars. This tricky, treacherous venture—which began a year ago at this time —isn't about highlighting youngsters who might be above-average players...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 19 days ago 71,253 reads 222 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Updated Farm System Rankings Entering 2015

    Major League Baseball's offseason has been hectic so far, in case you haven't noticed. And with six weeks to go before pitchers and catchers report , there's still more action to come...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 22 days ago 122,430 reads 152 comments

  22. Is MLB's Next Crop of Elite Young Power Hitters About to Arrive?

    If you’re a fan of young power pitching, then you’ve had your fill—and then some—over the past few seasons of Major League Baseball, during which time aces ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 24 days ago 30,528 reads 27 comments

  23. Ranking the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class's Biggest Snubs

    The voting results for Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame are in and so are four new members—Randy Johnson (97.3 percent), Pedro Martinez (91.1), John Smoltz (82.9) and Craig Biggio (82...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 25 days ago 116,500 reads 263 comments

  24. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 9

    With 2014 now over and 2015 just beginning, Major League Baseball is two full months into what has been an incredibly active offseason...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 30 days ago 38,922 reads 14 comments

  25. Key Factors That Will Determine Max Scherzer's Free-Agent Destination

    While James Shields is a very good starter who can handle pitching at the top of a rotation, he's not quite the prize that fellow free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer is...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 48,277 reads 75 comments