1. Initial 2014 MLB All-Star Predictions as the Season Starts Up

    No, this isn't an April Fools' joke—the 2014 MLB season has begun, and so too has the countdown to the 85th episode of everyone's favorite Midsummer Classic, the All-Star Game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 10,858 reads 112 comments

  2. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Lineups Entering Opening Day

    Baseball fans around the world rejoice! Opening Day has finally arrived! What better time to take a look at how every team's expected "go-to" starting lineup stacks up against the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 55,740 reads 159 comments

  3. Biggest Winners and Losers of 2014 MLB Spring Training

    Nobody likes to lose, even in spring training. Sure, the games and the statistics don't technically count, and those who put too much stock into what goes on during the preseason typically find themselves disappointed during the regular season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 16,421 reads 18 comments

  4. Updating All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Need 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 overall rosters, taking note of what areas of weakness—if any—need to be addressed...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 96,333 reads 144 comments

  5. Final Win-Loss Predictions for Every MLB Team in 2014

    With spring training almost over and the regular season about to begin, there's only one thing left to do: put on our prognostication hats one more time and issue an ultimate set of predictions for every team's final win-loss record in 2014...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 156,487 reads 322 comments

  6. Every MLB Team's Biggest Surprise and Disappointment from Spring Training

    There's less than two weeks to go before spring training is a distant memory, replaced by Opening Day and the start of the 2014 MLB season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 181,619 reads 103 comments

  7. The 1 Rookie on Every MLB Team to Watch in 2014

    Over the course of the 2013 season, 230 players—103 position players and 127 pitchers—made their major league debuts, according to Baseball Reference's Play Index...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 34,027 reads 12 comments

  8. 10 Bold Predictions for MLB Opening Week

    With a new baseball season quickly drawing near, prognosticators around the country have pulled out their crystal balls and have begun to make their predictions, both for individual players and the teams on which they play...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 12,080 reads 27 comments

  9. Important MLB Questions That Must Be Answered by Opening Day

    Believe it or not, Opening Day and the 2014 MLB regular season are almost upon us—two weeks from now (earlier for some teams) , the games begin to count—and more than ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 12,366 reads 11 comments

  10. Predicting How Derek Jeter's Farewell Tour Will Compare to Mariano Rivera's

    With a pair of exhibition games against the Miami Marlins in Panama City, the New York Yankees ensured that the first act of Derek Jeter 's farewell tour paid respect to ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 13,571 reads 39 comments

  11. Playing 'Reality or Mirage' with MLB's Top 15 Mid-Spring Training Phenoms

    There's no bigger tease in baseball than the spring training phenom. These players' torrid performances draw us into a love affair with the numbers and turn us into hopeful optimists, ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 16,622 reads 6 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team Through Two Weeks of Play

    It's true—no player in the history of baseball landed a lucrative, multiyear contract based upon their play during spring training action...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 61,799 reads 52 comments

  13. MLB Players Whose Fantasy Stocks Are Soaring in Spring Training

    The exhibition season might only be two weeks old, but on-field performance and injuries have already provided a shakeup among fantasy rankings at multiple positions heading into the regular season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 14,390 reads 4 comments

  14. MLB Spring Training Stock Watch: Which Teams Are Soaring and Which Are Falling

    Depending on what side of the fence your favorite team falls on, spring training results are either a sign of things to come or something that should be ignored completely...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 7,874 reads 16 comments

  15. 1 Huge Fear Every MLB Team Should Have This Spring

    Fear is a powerful, versatile weapon, one that can be used to motivate—or deflate—hope. Sitting in spring training, every team in MLB is hopeful—hopeful that ...

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  16. MLB Players Who Will Quietly Surprise on New Teams

    While high-profile free agent signings and blockbuster trades are what makes baseball's offseason the most interesting and intriguing in all of sports, the overshadowed, under-the-radar ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 15,469 reads 19 comments

  17. Updating the Top MLB Players Who Could Be Dealt This Spring

    You won't find Tampa Bay's David Price on this list of MLB players who could be dealt this spring. Back in January, Price told the Tampa Bay Times ' Marc Topkin that he believed ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 15,936 reads 8 comments

  18. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB's Hottest Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    It's been an odd offseason in Major League Baseball for sure, one that saw the New York Yankees spend nearly half a billion dollars, yet get outbid by the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 12,442 reads 10 comments

  19. MLB Teams Who Didn't Do Enough to Keep Up This Winter

    Whether it's to qualify for the playoffs after a lengthy absence or to make a deeper postseason run following an earlier-than-expected exit the season before, every team in baseball ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 21,774 reads 116 comments

  20. Projecting Each MLB Division's Final Standings at the Start of Spring Training

    After a winter that seemed longer and colder than usual, baseball is back. Spring training is underway, and, while there are still some moves yet to be made, we've got a pretty good idea of what every team's roster is going to look like on Opening Day.

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 97,998 reads 478 comments

  21. Reasons for All 30 MLB Fanbases to Be Excited in 2014

    Spring training brings the promise of warmer weather and finds players, coaches, front office personnel and fans all beginning to fill with excitement and optimism over the upcoming season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 12,204 reads 64 comments

  22. Jesus Montero: Former Top Prospect Is His Own Worst Enemy

    After a dreadful 2013 season, one that saw him get demoted to the minor leagues, undergo knee surgery and serve a 50-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal , Jesus Montero heads into spring training with much to prove..

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 7,823 reads 19 comments

  23. 10 Bold Predictions for Spring Training 2014

    Spring training is finally upon us, with coaches and players saying goodbye to their families and heading south for the rest of the winter. They are all set to start gearing up for MLB 's 2014 regular season, which is quickly approaching...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 4,471 reads 11 comments

  24. Pre-Spring Training Injury Updates for MLB's Top Recovering Stars

    Injuries are an inevitable part of baseball, just as they are in every other sport, and they tend to pop up at the most inopportune times...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 2,588 reads 2 comments

  25. 2015 MLB Free Agents Under the Most Pressure Entering 2014

    The pressure that a player feels heading into the last season of his contract can be overwhelming at times, manifesting itself in a costly, mediocre performance on (and sometimes off) the field...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 10,894 reads 9 comments