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Projected 2018 lineups, rotations for every team

The 2018 regular season has arrived. Although these predictions are fluid, here's our best guess at how all 30 lineups, rotations and closer spots …

The 18 best, goofiest and most bizarre pictures from photo day at MLB Spring Training

The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2018

A new Major League Baseball season is coming. If it's anything like every other season in MLB history, it's going to bring a new wave of star players with it.<p>We don't know who they are yet. But we can guess.<p>Our goal is to analyze the biggest emerging star at every key position (i.e., all positions …

Boston Red Sox

What's the Best Way to Improve Baseball? Start with Pitch Clocks and Automated Strike Zones

Baseball is a wonderful game we like to pretend is timeless and immutable. We cling to the mythology that the game doesn’t change, that Giancarlo …

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11 Yankees with the most to prove this spring, including Aaron Boone

Aaron Boone, Giancarlo Stanton and Brandon Drury make our list of the 11 New York Yankees with the most to prove.

Aaron Boone

2018 MLB Playoff Chances for Every Team 1 Month from Opening Day

Spring training is just getting off the ground. We're more than a month away from games that count.<p>Still, it's not too early to talk postseason chances. We can enjoy the languid pace of late February while peering ahead to October.<p>We're basing our chances (rated on a scale of zero to 100 percent) …

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Where to watch MLB postseason

The MLB postseason is upon us. The calendar has flipped to October. The playoff bracket is set. And baseball is entering its most nail-biting and …

Nine for Romine: Tiger plays every position

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Romine has spent four seasons working in relative obscurity as a superutility player on a star-studded Tigers roster. On …

Ranking the Dream 2017 MLB Postseason Scenarios Best for Baseball and Its Fans

There's no difficulty in dreaming of marquee MLB playoff matchups for a postseason that will feature multiple star-studded juggernauts.<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros have already clinched playoff spots, meaning Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper, …

Boston Red Sox

The 1 Thing That Could Doom Each MLB Contender in the 2017 Postseason

As September barrels along, the field of MLB playoff hopefuls is dwindling.<p>On Sunday, the Washington Nationals became the first club to lock down a playoff spot by clinching the National League East. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians will soon follow suit.<p>The wild-card …

Baseball

Slate expectations: '18 opens with full schedule

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is already assured of starting on a historic note when it gets underway on Thursday, March 29. It will feature …

MLB Metrics 101: Who Deserves MVP, Cy Young, ROY and More with 1 Month to Go?

The arrival of September means Major League Baseball is just one step away from the postseason and only two steps away from awards season.<p>Bleacher Report's MLB Metrics 101 series returns to address the latter.<p>Hello and welcome back. This week's topic covers the men who deserve to be the …

Boston Red Sox

Each MLB Team's Projected September Call-Up Who'll Never Be Sent Down Again

September is an exciting time for MLB clubs in the playoff hunt because it signifies the final lap of the 162-game marathon.<p>It's also notable for squads with little or no shot at the postseason because of Sept. 1 roster expansions, when the entire 40-man contingent is eligible to occupy the …

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Top 10 free agents for 2017-18 offseason

September brings exciting pennant races but also greater attention to free agency, as front offices prepare and rank the available talent pool for …

It's Players Weekend! Here's your complete guide

Players Weekend is upon us. Today through Sunday, baseball presents a celebration of color, character and creativity, a time for easing the uniform …

Ranking the Top Stars Still Available at the 2017 MLB Trade Deadline

The July 31 MLB trade deadline is careening toward us like a Statcast-busting Aaron Judge home run. Buyers and sellers are working the phones, and the balance of power is about to shift in both leagues.<p>While we wait, let's rank the top six stars remaining on the board.<p>A few points of clarification …

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MLB Draft Picks 2017: List of Day 1 Selections, Grades and Updated Order

The first day of the 2017 MLB draft is in the books, and a number of general managers have reason to give themselves a pat on the back.<p>Evaluating a team's return on draft day is always somewhat of a fool's errand immediately after the day has concluded, especially in baseball, when most players are …

Tampa Bay

Legit or Nah: Deciding Which MLB Playoff Hopefuls Are for Real

Link to Media<p>As we rumble toward the midpoint of May, the MLB season is getting real.<p>Sure, Opening Day is technically the real beginning, and, yes, we've got more than four months remaining before anything is settled.<p>We're far enough into this marathon, however, to answer a few early questions. …

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6 Yankees concerns despite winning streak

New York Yankees

MLB Report Card Grades for All 30 Teams at the End of April

April is drawing to a close, and the first round of MLB report cards are due.<p>There's a ton of baseball left, meaning none of these grades are final. Consider them a progress report on how all 30 teams fared during the initial lap of the 162-game marathon.<p>A couple of things to keep in mind:<p><b>We're</b> …

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The Obstacle Most Likely to Derail Each MLB Contender's Season

We're one week into the 2017 MLB season, which means it's time to draw all sorts of firm conclusions.<p>I'm kidding, of course. All early analysis must be served with the mandatory small-ample, grain-of-salt caveats.<p>That said, after an offseason of anticipation, a couple months of exhibition action …

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Creating MLB's Most Dominant Division-by-Division Superteams

Link to Media<p>The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is pretty cool. Nobody is here to say otherwise.<p>But, man, how cool would it be if instead of one game featuring All-Stars from the American and National League, MLB held an All-Star tournament consisting of squads from all six divisions?<p>It'll …

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Bleacher Report's MLB Experts Predict Each Major 2017 Award

Link to Media<p>Opening Day is upon us at last. Which means, of course, it's time to skip the whole 162-game grind and cut straight to the awards.<p>What's that? You actually want to watch the season play out? OK, fine.<p>Bleacher Report's MLB experts went ahead and made some awards predictions anyway, …

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162 things to be excited about now that a new baseball season is upon us

By<p>A new baseball season is getting underway on Sunday afternoon. No more Spring Training. No more waiting. It's all back. Your favorite players are …

Ranking the Top 50 MLB Players at the Start of the 2017 Regular Season

Link to Media<p>There are 30 Major League Baseball teams, each with a 25-man roster. That's 750 players donning MLB uniforms at any given time.<p>Our task today? Narrow that down to the top 50.<p>Was it easy? No. Was it fun? You bet. Will it inevitably spark spirited debate and/or "<i>What</i> were you <i>thinking</i>?!" …

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MLB Position Power Rankings: B/R's Top 30 Corner Outfielders

Link to Media<p>For the next installment in our preseason top 30 rankings series, we've decided to lump both corner outfield positions into one list.<p>There's a good deal of bouncing around between positions these days, and it's relatively easy to compare left fielders and right fielders from a value …

San Francisco Giants

Every MLB Team's Biggest Spring Training Revelation

Link to Media<p>Spring training is a chance for players on the fringe of an MLB roster to make a good impression and play their way into a team's Opening Day plans.<p>Spring revelations come in many shapes and sizes, and ahead we've set out to highlight the biggest spring training revelation on each MLB …

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MLB Metrics 101: The Most Unhittable Pitchers in Baseball

Link to Media<p>It's a hard thing to prove, but what they say about hitting a baseball being the hardest thing in sports certainly <i>seems</i> true. Hitting a round ball with a round bat isn't easy. Hitting the ball well is even less easy.<p>And some pitchers make it a lot harder than others.<p>This has always …

Boston Red Sox

B/R's 'Face of MLB' Rankings Entering the 2017 Season

Link to Media<p>What does it mean to be the face of Major League Baseball?<p>For starters, you have to play baseball and possess a face. Seriously, though, it's an intriguing question with many possible answers. Let's break it down into a few sub-categories—the "four P's," if you will:<p><b>Performance:</b> This …

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The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2017

Link to Media<p>From Mike Trout to Miguel Cabrera to Clayton Kershaw and many more, Major League Baseball isn't hurting for established stars. And the ranks are swelling every year.<p>Which poses the question: Who's next?<p>We have a few ideas, and we're going to act on them by rounding up the biggest …

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