1. A's Will Need Josh Donaldson's Raw Power More Than Ever Down the Stretch

    The Oakland A’s put an end to the Kansas City Royals ’ eight-game winning streak on Tuesday night, as they exploded for 11 runs on 20 hits to back another strong outing from left-hander Jon Lester ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 7,019 reads 11 comments

  2. Felix Hernandez's Historic Season Deserves Kershaw-Like Attention

    Felix Hernandez is having a historically good season, arguably the best of his 10-year career with the Seattle Mariners ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 20,121 reads 169 comments

  3. Brandon McCarthy's Rebirth Keying Yankees' Defiant Postseason Chase

    Where would the Yankees be right now if not for Brandon McCarthy ? With CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova out for the season with injuries, and Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 5,947 reads 7 comments

  4. 10 Early Breakout Stars of the 2014 MLB Draft Class

    While it will be several years until most of the 2014 draft picks are ready for the major leagues, that doesn't mean we can’t get excited about the early returns from some of baseball’s brightest young players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 20,806 reads 13 comments

  5. Selecting MLB's 2014 All-Prospect Team at the Quarter Pole

    As the final quarter of the 2014 Major League Baseball season approaches, it's time to take stock of the top performances to date from the best prospects in the sport down in the minors...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 38,107 reads 70 comments

  6. What to Make of Stephen Strasburg's Wildly Inconsistent 2014

    Things were looking up for Stephen Strasburg headed into his start on Friday night against the Atlanta Braves . At least that’s how it seemed. After posting a 3.18 ERA with 44 strikeouts over 39...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 10,220 reads 21 comments

  7. September Call-Up Odds for MLB's Top 25 Prospects, 3 Weeks Out

    While there already has been a large influx of prospects promoted to the major leagues this season, there are even more set to arrive when active rosters expand from 25 to 40 players on September 1...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 29,693 reads 38 comments

  8. Javier Baez's Immediate Stardom Just Tip of the Iceberg for Cubs

    It’s official: Javier Baez is must-watch television. The 21-year-old continued to blow past all reasonable expectations Thursday against the Rockies with a 3-for-4 performance that included a pair of impressive home runs...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 24,033 reads 51 comments

  9. Top MLB Prospect Call-Up Radar Report, Week 19

    The 2014 season has seen a number of notable prospects receive call-ups to the major leagues. Undoubtedly, there are more to come — and soon...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 18,528 reads 16 comments

  10. Future MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Will Stand 3 Years from Now

    There’s less than two months remaining in the regular season, but the playoff races in both leagues are anything but decided...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 122,360 reads 414 comments

  11. Marcus Stroman's 2014 Transformation from Unreliable Rookie to Pennant Race Ace

    The Toronto Blue Jays (60-54) have dropped four consecutive games, but the team still holds a half-game lead for the second wild-card spot...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 14,351 reads 11 comments

  12. Why Javier Baez Is Hyped as MLB's Next Power-Hitting Infield Phenom

    It’s finally happening: Javier Baez is getting called up. According to Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com ( via Twitter ), Baez will join the Chicago Cubs before Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 41,182 reads 72 comments

  13. 5 High-Profile MLB Prospect Callups That Cannot Wait Until September 1

    Last week's non-waiver trade deadline opened doors for some prospects. The St. Louis Cardinals' decision to trade Allen Craig to the Boston Red Sox cleared room for highly touted ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 10,171 reads 6 comments

  14. Will Billy Beane's Win-Now Trade Deadline Philosophy Pay Off or Backfire?

    Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is tired of his team being “one-and-done” in the playoffs...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 25,533 reads 85 comments

  15. Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems Post-Trade Deadline

    As we put a final bow on the 2014 non-waiver trade deadline, it is a great time to look at the state of the farm systems. The passing of the deadline, which occurred at 4 p.m...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 106,620 reads 129 comments

  16. MLB Trade Deadline 2014: Recap and Report Cards for Every Deal

    The 2014 MLB non-waiver trade deadline has concluded, and it didn't come and go quietly. On Wednesday, only one major trade transpired, as the St...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 237,974 reads 231 comments

  17. Is Justin Masterson Trade Enough to Steady Shaky Cardinals Roster?

    The St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-handed starter Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians , reports Peter Gammons...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 20,526 reads 41 comments

  18. Odds of Each Top Remaining MLB Trade Target Being Dealt on Deadline Day

    With the non-waiver trade deadline set to expire Thursday at 4:00 p.m. ET, the hours ahead have the potential to make or break the season for teams with playoff aspirations...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 53,668 reads 31 comments

  19. How Good Can 2014 Breakout MLB Star Scooter Gennett Be?

    The first-place Milwaukee Brewers have been an unexpected surprise this season, and the same goes for the team’s second baseman, Scooter Gennett ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 26,451 reads 12 comments

  20. Slumping Giants Must Take Action Before Trade Deadline

    When it rains, it pours. At least that seems to be the case right now for the San Francisco Giants . After getting swept over the weekend by the L os Angeles Dodgers , the Giants’ ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 1,188 reads 35 comments

  21. Pre-Deadline Stock Up, Stock Down on MLB's Top 10 Prospect Trade Chips

    With the 2014 trade deadline set to expire Thursday at 4 p.m. ET, teams are busily exploring the market with the hope of adding the final piece needed for a run at the postseason...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 28,650 reads 41 comments

  22. Full Predictions for MLB's Next 5 Hall of Fame Induction Classes

    The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be inducted Sunday, with the ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET and airing live from Cooperstown on MLB Network and MLB.com...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 43,468 reads 98 comments

  23. Picking MLB's Second-Half All-X-Factor Team, Position by Position

    Parity has been the story of the 2014 season. With a little more than two months remaining in the regular season, the Detroit Tigers are the only team with a division lead of more ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 20,550 reads 15 comments

  24. Tigers Put Their Championship Blueprint on Display in Win Over Angels

    The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels met in the first of a four-game series Thursday night, a series we may very well see again in October...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 161 reads 30 comments

  25. Top MLB Prospect Call-Up Radar Report, Week 17

    The 2014 season has seen a number of notable prospects receive call-ups to the major leagues. Undoubtedly, there are more to come — and soon...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 17,051 reads 6 comments