1. Preseason MLB Playoff Contenders That Look Like Frauds 1 Month in

    More than any other sport, preseason predictions in baseball are incredibly difficult to get right. Over the course of a 162-game regular season, anything can—and usually does—take place...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 15,650 reads 32 comments

  2. Ranking MLB's Most Pitcher-Friendly Ballparks, by the Numbers

    Spoiler alert: there are more hitter-friendly ballparks than pitcher-friendly ballparks in baseball. OK, that's not really a spoiler if you checked out our rankings of ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 111,342 reads 60 comments

  3. Signs That Some of MLB's Worst Early-Season Slumps Are About to End

    Slumps don't care about the name on the back of a player's jersey or the statistics on the back of their baseball card...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 11,560 reads 15 comments

  4. 10 MLB Players Whose Very Hot, Cold Starts Should Be No Surprise

    It's easy to forget sometimes that baseball players are human beings, just like the rest of us, and not cyborgs sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor put up big numbers for our favorite baseball teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 14,387 reads 11 comments

  5. MLB Rumors: The Early-Season Buzz Around Every Team

    We're only two weeks into the regular season, and already the rumor mill has begun to churn. From potential free-agent signings and trades (both now and later in the season) to the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 115,118 reads 90 comments

  6. Stock Up, Stock Down for MLB's Top 10 Prospects After Week 2

    Warning: being classified as one of the 10 best prospects in baseball can be hazardous to your health. Three of the top-10 prospects on B/R's End-of-Spring Top 100 MLB Prospects ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 19,857 reads 16 comments

  7. Ranking MLB's Most Hitter-Friendly Ballparks, by the Numbers

    When we think of "hitter-friendly" ballparks, Coors Field and Yankee Stadium are often the first two that come to mind due to the tendency for fly balls to travel beyond the outfield walls and into the hands of a lucky fan...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 29,339 reads 41 comments

  8. Ranking MLB's 15 Biggest Early-Season Storylines

    From the final seasons for two of baseball's most important figures to newly-implemented rule changes and the continued development of some of the game's biggest stars, there's no ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 49,747 reads 25 comments

  9. 10 Biggest Surprises After MLB Opening Week

    Every MLB season is full of surprises, from breakout performances by relative unknowns to resurgent seasons from players whose best days were thought to be behind them...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 15,271 reads 39 comments

  10. Winners and Losers from the 1st Week of the MLB Season

    Depending on where your rooting interests lie, you're either ecstatic that the 2014 MLB regular season has begun or you're hoping against hope that it's all just a dream and that, in reality, Opening Day is still another week or two away...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 11,445 reads 39 comments

  11. 10 Unknown MLB Prospects Who Will Take a Huge Leap Forward in 2014

    After an offseason hearing about prospects like Arizona's Archie Bradley, Boston's Xander Bogaerts and Detroit's Nick Castellanos ad nauseam, another article talking about that trio—or ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 9,535 reads 9 comments

  12. MLB Teams with Pitching Depth to Trade Entering 2014

    The five-man rotation is a myth. Over the last five MLB seasons (2009 to 2013), teams have, on average, used 10 different pitchers in the starting rotation over the course of the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 3,660 reads 8 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 10,839 reads 112 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 55,706 reads 159 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 16,410 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 96,314 reads 144 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 156,363 reads 322 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 181,591 reads 103 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 33,964 reads 12 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 12,072 reads 27 comments

  21. 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 12,352 reads 11 comments

  22. 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 13,465 reads 39 comments

  23. 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 16,611 reads 6 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 61,784 reads 52 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 14,371 reads 4 comments