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MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stack Up 1 Week from Opening Day

It was an exciting MLB offseason with no shortage of big-money signings and blockbuster trades, but at this point, it's fair to assume everyone is ready for the regular season to finally get underway. Things officially kick off this coming Sunday with the Chicago Cubs and St. Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2015: Analyzing Expert Mock Drafts and Sleepers With Value

Without question, the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout is the most valued player in fantasy baseball. Three of the four mock drafts studied for this article had Trout as the No. 1 pick. The reigning MVP is coming off a season that sawShow More Summary

5 Things We Learned About Mets in Spring Training

Opening Day is a little more than a week away, so that means it's time to recap spring training and see what we have learned from the New York Mets in the past month. The Mets currently have the best Grapefruit League record at 16-11. Show More Summary

MLB DFS 2015: Daily Fantasy Baseball for Serious Beginners

Whether you've played before, won a million dollars or have never even heard of DraftKings before now, MLB daily fantasy is for you. Anyone who loves the sport and knows how the game works can succeed with a little time and effort. Daily fantasy is a huge deviation from regular fantasy baseball in several aspects. Show More Summary

Players with the Most to Gain, Lose in 2015 Spring Training's Final Week

Heading into spring training's final week, most teams around baseball have a pretty good idea which 25 players will comprise their Opening Day rosters. The next seven days are more about players rounding into shape—and hopefully avoiding...Show More Summary

What Batters See in Different Pitches While the Baseball Comes Down the Plate

Ever wonder what a batter sees when a 90 mph four-seam fastball is barreling down the plate? Check out this helpful infographic of what different pitches look like to hitters. From the slider to the curveball, you can see what the baseball looks like as it comes down the plate. Show More Summary

MLB Players Who Will Blossom into Superstars in 2015

This is one exclusive club. Simply put, there just aren't that many big leaguers who earn the title of MLB superstar. Players like Clayton Kershaw and Miguel Cabrera easily fit the bill, and each season, a host of rising stars aim to join the ranks. Show More Summary

Makeovers Were the Rage This Offseason, and the Dodgers' Was the Best in Show

For as wonderful as the World Series was, the three-and-a-half months that immediately followed were just as mesmerizing. Armed with new front offices, and/or money and/or a directive to get instantly better before spring training, several...Show More Summary

Matt Harvey's Spring Has Proven He's Officially Back as Good as Ever

Matt Harvey is back. That's good news for the New York Mets as they try to put together their first winning season since 2008. More than that, though, it's good news for baseball. When he went down with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow in 2013, Harvey was among the most exciting young pitchers in the game. Show More Summary

Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team

For going on four weeks now, you’ ve had it pounded into your psyche. It’s an annual adage: Don’t put too much stock into spring training numbers. They do not reflect future performance. But future performance is what we care about, which is why we always get sucked into spring training stats, good and bad. Show More Summary

MLB Power Rankings 2015: Examining League Hierarchy Before Opening Day

This is the magical time of year when all 30 MLB teams stand on an even playing field, entering the new season with a fresh slate and an endless array of optimism. Let's fix that. Sure, anything is possible. After all, the San Francisco...Show More Summary

MLB Teams Best Positioned to Overcome Inevitable 2015 Pitching Injury

There's no such thing as having too much pitching. No matter how many arms an MLB squad fosters, it rarely proves enough. The season doesn't start for another week, but Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, Zack Wheeler and Marcus Stroman are already...Show More Summary

Toronto Blue Jays Claim Infielder Andy Wilkins from Chicago White Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays made a depth move Sunday, claiming first baseman Andy Wilkins on waivers from the Chicago White Sox, per Mike Wilner of Sportsnet (via Twitter). In an ironic twist, the White Sox had to place Wilkins on waivers in order to designate him for assignment so they could clear a spot on their 40-man roster. Show More Summary

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Tosses Phillie Phanatic's Keys into Stands

The Phillie Phanatic loves to have some fun with players at the ballpark, but on Sunday, Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera turned the tables on him. Somehow, Cabrera managed to get hold of the Phanatic's car keys. As an opposing player, the Tigers first baseman wasn't going to just give the mascot its keys back. Show More Summary

PIX11 Creates 'Seinfeld'-Themed Ad Announcing Yankees Will Join Network

This season, the Yankees will join the Mets on New York's PIX11. In honor of the Pinstripes joining the network, the station created a Seinfeld-themed commercial to show its excitement. Now you can watch both teams on one station. It's a Festivus miracle! [YouTube] Read more MLB news on

Predicting 5 Surprises from the Final Week of 2015 MLB Spring Training

We are now just a week from the start of the 2015 MLB season, but there is still a lot of work to do as teams make their final and, generally, most difficult decisions to trim the roster down to 25 players. That roster crunch alwaysShow More Summary

2015 Spring Training Stat Lines That Actually Mean Something

Spring training statistics don't count, but in some cases, they can matter. What follows are some numbers compiled by players and teams this exhibition season that indicate developments that very well could be a sign of things to come—good or bad—in the regular season, which starts in a week. That's when the stats really start mattering—and counting. Begin Slideshow

Fantasy Baseball 2015: Breaking Down Overall Rankings and Late-Round Sleepers

Fantasy baseball players have a week left to draft a squad before the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals open the season on April 5. Whether patiently waiting or lazily procrastinating, drafters have precious little time left to cram. Studying the early-round superstars and deep sleepers proves a delicate balance. Show More Summary

Victor Sanchez, Former Mariners Pitching Prospect, Dies at Age 20

In tragic news on Saturday evening, former Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died after a boating accident in February that resulted in a fractured skull after he was hit in the head by a boat propeller. Per Greg Johns of, "Rafa Nieves, Sanchez’s agent, confirmed the news Saturday night to Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2015 Cubs Season

Even though the 2015 Chicago Cubs baseball season is just a week away, the hot topic of discussion lately has not been the state of the team; rather, it has been the fate of the historic Wrigley Field. Chairman Tom Ricketts has already...Show More Summary

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