1. Comparing 10 Hyped 2016 Rookies to a Current MLB Star

    It's always dangerous to compare a hyped-up rookie or a prospect who has yet to make his major league debut to a current MLB star, if for no other reason than those comparisons can be highly misconstrued...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 18,469 reads 37 comments

  2. Must-Watch Potential Breakout Stars for the 2016 MLB Season

    There are countless reasons why some players take time to finally reach their potential—to deliver that career-changing breakout season—but when they do, it's usually in a big way with big numbers and memorable moments...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 24,321 reads 41 comments

  3. Fact or Fiction on 2016 MLB Opening Day Instant Overreactions

    Baseball is back, and if the first two days of the 2016 regular season are any indication, fans are in for one heck of a year...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 20,656 reads 20 comments

  4. 2016 MLB Opening Day: Follow All the News, Results, Top Performances Live

    If the first act of MLB 's Opening Day festivities was any indication of what's to come, Act II, which gets underway Monday with a 12-game slate, is going to be full of memorable moments and keep us at the edge of our seats...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 14,668 reads 44 comments

  5. New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals Live Blog

    The last time we saw the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets playing meaningful baseball, a five-run 12th inning gave the Royals a 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series, securing the team's first championship in 30 years...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 21,699 reads 131 comments

  6. MLB 2021: Who Will Be the Superstars of Baseball in 5 Years?

    Imagine, if you will, that the year is 2021. Suspected performance-enhancing-drug cheats still haven't gained entry into the Hall of Fame, but the Tampa Bay Rays have relocated to ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 66,544 reads 163 comments

  7. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 7

    The countdown to Opening Day is down to mere days, and with each passing hour, the anticipation and excitement for the return of meaningful baseball only grows. That anticipation doesn't just lie with fans, either...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 18,941 reads 61 comments

  8. Win-Win Trade Ideas for MLB Teams Heading into the 2016 Season

    With Opening Day rapidly approaching, MLB teams are beginning to scramble in an attempt to shore up whatever weak spots may exist on their respective rosters, with one eye on the waiver wire and the other on the trade market...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 33,262 reads 36 comments

  9. MLB Players Who Will Blossom into Superstars in 2016

    The term "superstar" gets thrown around way too liberally these days. It should be reserved for a select few players who not only impact the game in multiple ways, but also have something ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 49,584 reads 57 comments

  10. Updating 2016 MLB Contenders' Biggest Needs as Spring Training Winds Down

    Spring training not only serves as training camp for MLB teams, but it provides general managers and coaching staffs the chance to evaluate their rosters and address any areas of need before the end of camp...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 29,819 reads 61 comments

  11. Fantasy Baseball 2016 Sleepers: Ranking the Top 20 Last-Minute Names to Know

    Your fantasy baseball draft is quickly approaching its third hour, and while all the preparation you went through has paid off—you're pretty happy with the core of your team—you're at a loss as to who to take in the final few rounds...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 32,860 reads 4 comments

  12. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 6

    We've reached the point in spring training when teams begin to get down to the nitty-gritty, shipping prospects back to minor league camp and letting veterans in camp on minor league ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 21,951 reads 39 comments

  13. Ranking the 15 Most Exciting MLB Rookies to Watch in 2016

    Few things get baseball fans more excited than the prospect of, well, prospects. Last season gave us Kris Bryant. Carlos Correa. Francisco Lindor, Miguel Sano and Noah Syndergaard...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 36,622 reads 38 comments

  14. Spring Training Stars It's Not Too Early to Hype for 2016

    We've been told for years that spring training stats don't matter, that buying in to the hype they produce only leads to disappointment once the regular season gets underway. More often than not, that tends to be the case...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 13,786 reads 9 comments

  15. Picking the 2016 Mid-Spring Training All-Overachiever Team

    Gaudy spring training statistics are like finding the car of your dreams at an absurdly low price. Everything looks great until you pop the hood and find an empty void where the engine should be...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 48,191 reads 32 comments

  16. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 5

    It seems as if spring training has only just begun, but in less than 20 days—17 to be exact—teams will step on the field to play the first meaningful baseball of 2016...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 28,297 reads 30 comments

  17. All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Surprise, Disappointment at Spring's Midway Point

    With the halfway point of spring training upon us, the time to take a look around baseball at each team's most pleasant surprises and biggest disappointments has arrived...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 64,814 reads 41 comments

  18. Each MLB Division's 'Next Big Thing' Entering 2016

    Being labeled a top prospect in any sport, especially baseball, doesn't guarantee success and stardom at the game's highest level. Those who develop into Bryce Harper- or Mike Trout-like superstars are the exception, not the rule...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 71,270 reads 85 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's 2016 All-Spring Training Team Through 2 Weeks of Play

    It would be easy to scan the spring training leaderboards, find the player with the best numbers at each position and slot them into a spot on our 2016 All-Spring Training team...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 44,814 reads 48 comments

  20. Early 2016 Spring Training Grades for MLB Offseason's Biggest Acquisitions

    Whether acquired as a free agent or via trade, the biggest acquisitions in baseball this past offseason all arrived in spring training with hefty expectations. Some have lived up to the hype...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 38,965 reads 49 comments

  21. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 4

    While excitement and optimism reign supreme in spring training, the injury bug's yearly debut has quashed some of those good vibes in a number of camps...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 17,986 reads 3 comments

  22. Buy or Sell on Top MLB Prospects Already Turning Heads in Spring Games

    Spring training offers fans and teams alike a chance to get a glimpse into the future, with some of baseball's top prospects putting their skills on display for all to see. We've heard the hype; now we finally get to see what it's all about...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 26,652 reads 16 comments

  23. Selecting the Perfect 2016 MLB Starting Lineup, 1 Through 9

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create baseball's ultimate lineup, one that will play in the biggest game ever played...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 52,846 reads 137 comments

  24. 2016 MLB Spring Training's All-Dark-Horse Team

    Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard may have trotted into spring training for the New York Mets atop horses, but neither the players nor their steeds are what we'd call a dark horse...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 65,682 reads 35 comments

  25. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 3

    The games may not count, but with the 2016 exhibition season underway, baseball has finally returned. Split squads, games pitting professionals against amateurs, and a slew of players ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 30,746 reads 21 comments