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Predicting the 2015 Chicago Cubs 25-Man Roster on Opening Day

Chicago Cubs fans will have a lot to get used to when the 2015 season opens on April 5. Not only will the famed bleachers be under construction for much of the first half of the season, but the team on the field will be a work in progress as well. Show More Summary

Christian Yelich to Sign New Contract with Marlins: Latest Details, Reaction

The Miami Marlins' offseason spending spree continues with the team reportedly signing Christian Yelich to a long-term extension. Joe Frisaro of first reported the Marlins were in negotiations with Yelich for a deal that would...Show More Summary

5 Detroit Tigers' Players Who Will Determine If They're a 2015 Contender

The Detroit Tigers will face their toughest challenge for American League Central supremacy in years this season. The departure of Max Scherzer to Washington, and the improved strength of their division, will make it a real dogfight for the Tigers. Last year it was a three-horse race in the American League Central division. Show More Summary

Bleacher Report's Rankings of the 25 Greatest Aces of the Last 25 Years

There is a marked difference between a pitcher who is the ace of his respective staff and a legitimate ace-caliber pitcher. Granted they can be one in the same, but at any given time there are generally only a handful of pitchers truly...Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2015: Ranking the Top 25 Prospects to Target for This Season

Over the past several weeks, a number of sites, sources and publications—from Baseball America to to ESPN to Baseball Prospectus to FanGraphs—have unveiled their top prospect rankings as a way to highlight Major League Baseball's...Show More Summary

Last-Minute Move the Boston Red Sox Should Try to Make

I'll be sure to avoid the comments section after this one. If mentioning the name Cole Hamels ensures people will post venomous remarks, it's bound to get ugly when an entire article is devoted to the pursuit of the Philadelphia Phillies...Show More Summary

Ryan Howard Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Phillies Star

Ryan Howard has been a cornerstone for the Philadelphia Phillies throughout his career, but it remains to be seen if he'll stay with the organization as it considers trading him away. Continue for updates. Phillies Reportedly Cover Financial...Show More Summary

Each MLB Division's 'Next Big Thing' Entering 2015

Just because the next Mike Trout or Bryce Harper might not show up for another 10-20 years doesn't mean that Major League Baseball is devoid of young players with superstar potential who are ready to take the stage as the "next big thing." But...Show More Summary

New York Yankees: The Starting Rotation Needs Cole Hamels in 2015

The New York Yankees' starting rotation troubles me. Not to the point where I lie awake thinking about it at night, but close enough I guess. There's plenty of reason to be concerned with the group, and each pitcher brings his own unique set of circumstances to fret over. Because of that, we find ourselves at an impasse. Show More Summary

Spring Training's Rash of Injuries Could Significantly Impact 2015 Season

They are here. They are abundant. They are hugely impactful. Spring training comes with its rash of annual injuries. It’s expected, as many players are still not accustomed to baseball activities every single day, and their bodies sometimes sass them. Show More Summary

Theo Epstein Responds to Scott Boras' Comments Regarding Kris Bryant

Budding Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant has been on a tear throughout spring training, but with the Cubbies potentially mulling the possibility of starting him in Triple-A, a battle is brewing between Bryant's agent and Cubs management. According...Show More Summary

What Kris Bryant's Dominant Spring Roster Push Will Mean for Him, Cubs

A couple weeks ago, you could look at Chicago Cubs superprospect Kris Bryant and ask two questions. First: Was he going to follow his explosive 2014 performance with a big showing in spring training? Second: If yes, what would it mean? Well, we have our answer to the first question. Show More Summary

After 7 Years in Minors, A's Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Tries to Make MLB History

MESA, Ariz. — The coolest position listing anyplace, anywhere, anytime this spring is right there on the Oakland Athletics roster, next to the name of No. 74, Pat Venditte : Um, that's switch-handed pitcher. "It's amazing," Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle says. Show More Summary

Nathan Eovaldi, Michael Pineda Ready to Be Young 2015 Breakout Duo?

There's been plenty of hand-wringing about the New York Yankees' starting five, including by yours truly, and it's (mostly) justified. Masahiro Tanaka is pitching with a partially torn elbow ligament, and CC Sabathia packed on weight...Show More Summary

New York Mets Need Matt Harvey to Perform More Than Ever in 2015

Some disappointing news hit the New York Mets' camp in Fort Myers, Florida, on Monday morning, as ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reported that Zack Wheeler was diagnosed with a fully torn UCL in his pitching elbow that requires Tommy John...Show More Summary

Alex Cobb Injury: Updates on Rays Star's Arm and Return

The Tampa Bay Rays pitching rotation is not a picture of perfect health, and it took another hit in the form of Alex Cobb. Continue for updates. Cobb to Miss Time with Tendinitis Tuesday, March 17 Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported...Show More Summary

Big-Name MLB Prospects Missing Chance to Make Opening Day Roster

Many of the top prospects in the minor leagues never had a legitimate chance to make a big league roster out of camp. With the extra year of control teams can gain by sending their top guys back to the developmental ranks for a few weeks, it makes sense why an organization would be patient in promoting a highly touted prospect. Show More Summary

CC Sabathia's Shaky Spring Debut Brings Back 2014 Questions

And now for something we all ought to be used to by now: A discussion about whether veteran New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia is good at pitching baseballs again, which will inevitably skew toward an "I'm not so sure, man" conclusion. But first, the basics. Show More Summary

10 Former Top Prospects Making Waves in 2015 Spring Training

Top prospects around the league are often the focus of many conversations during spring training, and understandably so, as it's a chance to see what a young player is capable of against established competition. However, it is also a...Show More Summary

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Abdomen and Return

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was held out of Tuesday's lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays with an abdomen injury. Continue for updates. Ellsbury Out vs. Blue Jays with A bdomen Injury Tuesday, March 17 According to Wallace...Show More Summary

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