1. Chicago Cubs: Ian Happ and 5 Reasons to Expect a Cubbies Breakout

    The Chicago Cubs are now 45 games into the 2017 season. At this point a year ago, they were 31-14 with a five-game lead in the NL Central standings and a ridiculous plus-119 run differential...

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  2. Ranking All 30 MLB Teams by Their Trade-Asset Power

    There are two types of teams who hold significant power at the MLB trade deadline. One is a rebuilding club with coveted veteran assets, and the other is a contender with the prospect talent to swing a blockbuster deal to acquire said veteran talent..

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  3. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand Entering Week 8

    If we've learned anything this baseball season, it's that not all divisions are created equal. This week's power rankings show three NL West teams among the top seven and four AL East clubs with at least a ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 days ago 108,039 reads 0 comments

  4. B/R's Top 50 MLB Prospects at Season's Quarter Mark

    The game of baseball is in good hands with an abundance of superstar-caliber players breaking into the league in recent years and more impressive young talent on the way. Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi was the No...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 7 days ago 107,098 reads 0 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up ASAP After Poor Starts

    The Chicago Cubs are not off to the dominant start many expected. The World Series champions are 20-19 with a plus-eight run differential through their first 39 games, leaving them in third place in the NL Central...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 8 days ago 12,246 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB Trade Market Watch: Predicting the Biggest Names Who'll Be Up for Grabs

    We're still two-and-a-half months from the non-waiver trade deadline, but it's never too early to start getting a feel for what the summer trade market might look like...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 days ago 132,387 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at the Quarter Mark

    For the third consecutive week, we have a new No. 1 team in our weekly MLB power rankings. Had the Houston Astros and New York Yankees split their four-game series over the weekend, ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 days ago 97,465 reads 0 comments

  8. Each MLB Team's Weakest Link in 2017

    Even the hallowed 1927 New York Yankees had a weak link. On a team with a combined .307 average and .872 OPS, third baseman Joe Dugan hit just .269 with a .683 OPS as the clear outlier in what most consider the greatest lineup ever assembled...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 13 days ago 118,095 reads 0 comments

  9. Finding a Perfect Trade Fix for MLB Teams

    It's never too early to start talking trade. The MLB season is a little over a month old, but already there are clear areas of need cropping up for every team around the league...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 15 days ago 148,501 reads 0 comments

  10. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand Entering Week 6

    Teams such as the Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians are right where we expected them to be through 30 or so games...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 17 days ago 111,765 reads 0 comments

  11. Each MLB Team's Prospect Who Has Earned a Big League Call-Up

    There are a lot of moving parts that go into an MLB prospect earning a big league promotion. First, there has to be a need at the MLB level, so as to avoid stalling a young player's development being derailed by not seeing regular playing time...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 20 days ago 119,151 reads 0 comments

  12. 1 Roster Move Each MLB Team Must Make ASAP

    At this point in the MLB season, no team feels completely comfortable with its roster, and there is always tinkering to be done in an effort to get the best 25 guys in the big leagues...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 22 days ago 136,765 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at the Start of May

    The first month of the 2017 MLB season was memorable, to say the least. As is the case with any new season, we've had our fair share of surprises and disappointments, both on individual and team levels...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 24 days ago 100,079 reads 0 comments

  14. Buying or Selling Chicago Cubs' 5 Most Surprising April Stars

    The Chicago Cubs face an uphill battle as they look to repeat as World Series champions, but it's not for a lack of talent —i t's just not an easy feat to accomplish...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 29 days ago 9,082 reads 0 comments

  15. Buying or Selling Boston Red Sox's 5 Most Surprising April Stars

    The Boston Red Sox entered the season with lofty expectations after winning 93 games last season and then adding Chris Sale to the mix in a winter meetings blockbuster...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 29 days ago 4,285 reads 0 comments

  16. The Early-Season Buzz Around Every MLB Team

    The 2017 MLB season is less than a month old and already there's plenty to talk about. Whether it's an early trade rumor, an imminent prospect promotion, a struggling player potentially ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 29 days ago 79,870 reads 0 comments

  17. April Progress Reports for All the Top 2017 MLB Rookies

    This year's MLB rookie class has some big shoes to fill on the heels of one of the best rookie crops in MLB history in 2015 and another strong group a year ago, led by Corey Seager, Trea Turner and Michael Fulmer...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 58,826 reads 0 comments

  18. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand Entering Week 4

    We are now three weeks into the 2017 MLB season, and teams are starting to show their true colors. Hot starts from the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks are looking more and more like the real deal as they continue to win games...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 108,696 reads 0 comments

  19. Every MLB Team's Biggest 2017 X-Factor

    Every MLB team has a handful of X-factors on the roster. For contenders, that player might be an up-and-coming prospect capable of filling a need, a young big leaguer still trying ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 89,029 reads 0 comments

  20. Each MLB Team's Prospect That Could Help Right Away

    We spend a lot of time talking about a team's top prospects, but what about the next prospect? Sometimes those two are one in the same, as highly regarded youngsters like Yoan ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 195,093 reads 0 comments

  21. MLB Trades Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2017

    You don't see many blockbuster MLB trades go down in April. However, that doesn't mean that teams aren't already doing their due diligence and laying the groundwork for potential summer trades here in the early stages of the season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 125,775 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at April's Midway Point

    You have to love April baseball. Everyone out there had the Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies as the three National League divisions' leaders after two weeks, ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 169,109 reads 0 comments

  23. Stock Up, Stock Down for Los Angeles Dodgers' Top 5 Prospects for Week 1

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have welcomed top prospects Corey Seager, Julio Urias and Joc Pederson to the big league level in recent seasons and there's more high-end talent on the way...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 9,139 reads 0 comments

  24. Fluke or For Real: Making Sense of 10 Hot MLB Starts

    There's nothing like an unexpectedly hot start to a fresh MLB season. Is it a sign of a breakout season to come or a matter of small-sample-size success before a player comes crashing ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 61,248 reads 0 comments

  25. 5 MLB Teams That Need to Sound the Early-Season Alarm

    It's important not to overreact to a small sample size. However, each new MLB season begins with such optimism that it's tough to see a team expected to do well stumble out of the gates...

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