1. 10 MLB Stars Who'll Make or Break 2016 Pennant Race Outcomes

    Flipping the calendar to September means a number of things: the end of summer, the start of a new school year and a seemingly uncontrollable outbreak of MLB pennant race fever...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 11,736 reads 26 comments

  2. 2016 MLB Awards Race Odds Updates with 4 Weeks to Go

    With roughly four weeks left in the regular season, we've entered crunch time in the races for not only division crowns and wild-card berths, but individual awards as well...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 55,910 reads 146 comments

  3. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 22, Position by Position

    Major League Baseball's final month of the regular season has arrived, and with it, the pressure to perform has only increased. Some players thrive under the spotlight, raising their games to levels worthy of inclusion on B/R's Team of the Week ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 18,035 reads 18 comments

  4. Early Predictions for Top MLB Free-Agent/Trade Targets, 2 Months out

    Baseball fans who remember last winter's free-agent frenzy should hold on to those memories, for the upcoming crop of unsigned talent is shaping up to be one of the weakest in recent memory, especially when it comes to starting pitching...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 36,295 reads 108 comments

  5. Winners and Losers of the 2016 MLB Waiver Trade Window

    Past seasons have seen notable names from Josh Beckett to Chase Utley change teams during MLB 's waiver trade window, as last-chance contenders have to add big league players who will be eligible for postseason play to their respective rosters...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 18,081 reads 11 comments

  6. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 21, Position by Position

    A trip to the corner store to see the candyman might find someone walking out with a pack of Milk Duds. A trip to Citi Field to see the Grandyman (Curtis Granderson) is likely to find fans of the New York Mets walking out having seen an expensive dud...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 28,344 reads 34 comments

  7. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 21 Buzz and Rumors

    A month ago, it looked like the defending World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals, were nothing more than an afterthought in the playoff picture...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 10,257 reads 16 comments

  8. The 2016 MLB All-Breakout Team with 1 Month to Go

    It feels like it was only a few weeks ago that we were talking about potential breakout stars for the 2016 MLB season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 42,707 reads 144 comments

  9. Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

    Normally, the free-agent market commands the baseball universe's attention for most of the offseason. That's about to change...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 102,330 reads 87 comments

  10. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 20, Position by Position

    One of the great baseball scenes ever put to film comes courtesy of the Leslie Nielsen classic The Naked Gun , with Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." providing the background music...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 15,381 reads 16 comments

  11. Report Cards for All 30 MLB Teams' Seasons at the 2016 Three-Quarter Mark

    The third semester of the 2016 regular season has come to an end, and report cards are heading home to each of baseball's 30 teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 50,267 reads 99 comments

  12. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 20 Buzz and Rumors

    The next time someone tells you that baseball is boring, kindly point their attention to the stretch run, which promises to be far more exciting and entertaining than any meaningless NFL preseason game could ever hope to be...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 6,014 reads 16 comments

  13. MLB Waiver Trade Ideas Based on Week 20 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Monday saw Major League Baseball's first trades of the waiver period, with former top-100 infield prospect Luis Sardinas traded from Seattle to San Diego in exchange for a player to ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 21,281 reads 14 comments

  14. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 19, Position by Position

    "Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever." That was one of the many memorable lines uttered by Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves) in The Replacements , an underrated movie that also starred Jon Favreau and Gene Hackman, among others...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 534 reads 0 comments

  15. Early Report Card Grades for the Biggest Deals of the 2016 MLB Trade Window

    As usual, the days leading up to MLB 's Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline didn't disappoint. Teams completed more than 20 trades, some more significant than others. Narrowing down that list to only the biggest deals wasn't easy...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 30,122 reads 52 comments

  16. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 19 Buzz, Rumors

    It's been a busy week in baseball—and most of the action has come away from the field. New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira announced that 2016 will be the last year of his professional career...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 11,094 reads 22 comments

  17. 10 Early Breakout Stars of the 2016 MLB Draft Class

    Unlike in the other major professional sports, there is no instant return for MLB clubs with their draft picks...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 18,102 reads 11 comments

  18. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 18, Position by Position

    Some might look at Mark Teixeira's time with the New York Yankees and call him a dud, noting that the eight-year, $180 million deal that he signed in December 2008 resulted in only one World Series title...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 24,648 reads 22 comments

  19. Playing Fact or Fiction with Top MLB Waiver Trade Buzz, Rumors

    As one window shuts, another one opens. While MLB 's non- waiver trade deadline came and went at 4 p.m. ET on Monday , the opportunity to continue making deals exists thanks to the waiver trade period, which runs through Aug...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 52,392 reads 23 comments

  20. MLB Stars Who Could Still Be Traded in 2016 Waiver Trade Window

    Unless you're discovering baseball for the first time or have been stuck in a dark cave somewhere, you know Monday marked the passing of MLB 's non-waiver trade deadline. But that doesn't mean baseball's trade season is over...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 45,122 reads 41 comments

  21. MLB Trade Deadline 2016 Tracker: Live Analysis and Grades for All Notable Deals

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of the 2016 MLB trade deadline! If you haven't been paying attention to the comings and goings in baseball over the past few days, ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 371,007 reads 209 comments

  22. Biggest MLB Duds of July, Position by Position

    Friday saw us take a look at the best that baseball had to offer in July. Now it's time to focus on the other end of the spectrum—the worst of the worst...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 19,983 reads 21 comments

  23. MLB Team of the Month, July: Josh Donaldson, David Ortiz and Joey Votto Star

    August might be the most important month on the baseball calendar. A hot-or-cold streak can improve—or destroy—a team's playoff chances, while it also represents the last ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 6,308 reads 21 comments

  24. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 16 Buzz, Rumors

    Odds are that, at one point or another, you've heard the Latin aphorism "carpe diem ," which translates to "seize the day." Seizing the day is a theme that runs through much of this week's edition of fact or fiction...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 40,430 reads 81 comments

  25. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 18 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Trade season is officially upon us, and with less than a week to go until baseball's August 1 non-waiver trade deadline arrives, things are sure to pick up...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 49,909 reads 78 comments