1. 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 1 month ago 48,179 reads 32 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 28,266 reads 30 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 64,731 reads 41 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 71,241 reads 85 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 44,745 reads 48 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 38,924 reads 49 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 17,954 reads 3 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 26,614 reads 16 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 52,808 reads 137 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 65,656 reads 35 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 30,724 reads 21 comments

  12. The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2016

    Every year finds new MLB players living up to their potential or exceeding even the loftiest expectations, delivering a fresh crop of emerging stars to the baseball world...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 105,460 reads 249 comments

  13. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 2

    Fact: Spring training has gotten off to a hectic start in 2016. A three-team trade nearly came to fruition; a former All-Star was disciplined under MLB 's domestic-violence policy; ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 18,390 reads 34 comments

  14. 2016 World Series Odds for Every Team at the Start of Spring Training

    Spring training offers a fresh start, a clean slate for all 30 MLB teams. The optimism that runs throughout camps is infectious, hitting a team's respective fanbase as everyone counts down the days to Opening Day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 75,625 reads 191 comments

  15. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Pre-Spring Training Buzz

    Spring training has finally arrived, bringing with it the optimism that only a new baseball season can offer...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 28,288 reads 27 comments

  16. Fantasy Baseball 2016 Preview: Sleepers, Predictions and Position Rankings

    Spring training is about to begin, and so too should your preparations for the upcoming fantasy baseball season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 41,018 reads 24 comments

  17. Big Decisions That Will Make or Break Dave Roberts' 1st Year as Dodgers Manager

    Dave Roberts said all the right things as he was being introduced as the newest manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers , talking about grit, individual accountability and the only thing ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 9,840 reads 22 comments

  18. 2015 Breakout MLB Stars Who Could Prove to Be 1-Year Wonders

    Breakout seasons in baseball come in all shapes and sizes, and they don't care about age or experience. Things click for different players at different times, whether it's a 20-something ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 34,963 reads 73 comments

  19. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Starting Rotations Entering 2016 Spring Training

    Rejoice! Spring training is almost upon us, bringing to an end what has been a hectic offseason, one that saw a slew of starting pitchers change uniforms, whether via free agency or trade...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 69,435 reads 180 comments

  20. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB Offseason Week 14's Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    The unofficial end of baseball's offseason is quickly approaching. Pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to camp next week, and soon, we'll have a clear picture of how every team's roster is going to look on Opening Day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 50,817 reads 28 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball 2016: 10 MLB Players Most Likely to Regress This Season

    Sure, MLB fans are still waiting for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training, but it's never too early to start preparing for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. Unfortunately, that preparation is not starting on a positive note...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 36,871 reads 85 comments

  22. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB Offseason Week 13's Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    We've reached that point in the offseason where the closer we get to spring training, the slower time seems to move...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 43,773 reads 43 comments

  23. Stock Up, Stock Down on Expected MLB Contenders Entering February

    While there are still a few weeks before pitchers and catchers report to camp and about a month before the exhibition season gets underway, make no mistake about it—baseball season is nearly upon us...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 17,567 reads 50 comments

  24. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Offseason Week 13 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Only a few weeks away from the start of spring training, you'd think that MLB clubs were done looking to make trades—at least until an unfortunate injury during the exhibition season forced their hand...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 55,205 reads 46 comments

  25. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB Offseason Week 12's Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    With just about three weeks to go before pitchers and catchers begin reporting to spring training, the baseball season draws ever closer...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 18,503 reads 35 comments