1. Ranking Top 7 MLB Contenders by Who's Best Built for the Playoffs

    Regular-season success and postseason success are often two different things in Major League Baseball, as some teams are simply better built for postseason success...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 hours ago 7,034 reads 70 comments

  2. 3 MLB Playoff Contenders Headed for September Collapses

    We have officially hit crunch time in the 2014 MLB season, as the month of August comes to a close and teams have roughly 30 games left to secure a spot in the postseason...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 day ago 14,004 reads 51 comments

  3. Cheat Sheet for MLB Fans to Know Superstar Prospect Jorge Soler

    Despite another losing season, there is no shortage of buzz surrounding the Chicago Cubs this season, thanks to what may be the best farm system in all of baseball...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 days ago 9,140 reads 20 comments

  4. Updated 2014 MLB Playoff Chances with Just 1 Month Remaining

    There is just one month left in the 2014 MLB regular season, and while the playoff picture is starting to take shape, there is still a lot to be decided between now and October...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 days ago 66,898 reads 75 comments

  5. Highlighting 5 Possible Last-Minute Impact MLB Waiver Deadline Steals

    The bulk of trade activity around Major League Baseball goes down before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, but there is still time for players to be dealt in August and still make an impact on the stretch run and on into the postseason...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 days ago 17,851 reads 14 comments

  6. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 21

    There is just one week remaining in what has been a fantastic minor league season for the Chicago Cubs , with top prospects turning heads at every level...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 days ago 13,384 reads 24 comments

  7. MLB Power Rankings: An Updated Look at Where All 30 Teams Stand

    This week's MLB power rankings again feature a new No. 1 team. The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels had the featured matchup last week as they continue to battle it out for the AL West lead and the majors' best record...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 days ago 85,995 reads 203 comments

  8. 3 Non-Contending MLB Teams in Prime Position to Spoil Pennant Races

    The final month of the 2014 MLB season is right around the corner, and with roughly 17 teams still in a legitimate position to contend for a playoff spot, it promises to be an exciting month of baseball...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 days ago 5,680 reads 9 comments

  9. 7 Modern-Day MLB Milestones That Will Never Be Reached Again

    Already the all-time leader in strikeouts, Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher to ever record 5,000 strikeouts when he fanned future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson on August 22, 1989...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 days ago 105,480 reads 309 comments

  10. All You Need to Know About the Origin of Pete Rose's 25-Year MLB Banishment

    It's now been 25 years since Pete Rose accepted a permanent ban for betting on baseball, and it's still one of the most hotly debated topics in all of professional sports...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 days ago 35,022 reads 39 comments

  11. Predicting Outcome of 2014's Tightest MLB Playoff Battles

    Parity has reigned in the MLB this season, and that should make for a terrific final month as the push for the postseason heats up around the league...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 days ago 35,744 reads 214 comments

  12. MLB Free Agency 2015: An Early Team-by-Team Preview

    There is still a lot of baseball to be played between now and the offseason, but it's never too early to look ahead at what promises to be an exciting winter around the league...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 days ago 84,565 reads 123 comments

  13. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 20

    With just two weeks left in the minor league season, it's fair to say that 2014 has been a rousing success for the Chicago Cubs down on the farm...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 days ago 9,956 reads 5 comments

  14. MLB Power Rankings: An Updated Look at Where All 30 Teams Stand

    For the first time in weeks, we have a new No. 1 team in our MLB power rankings. The Oakland Athletics stumbled to a 1-6 record last week and are just 7-10 here in August, and ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 13 days ago 94,422 reads 182 comments

  15. Rob Manfred's Biggest Obstacles, To-Do List as Next MLB Commissioner

    After much deliberation, Major League Baseball has officially named current chief operating officer Robert Manfred as its successor to retiring commissioner Bud Selig...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 16 days ago 24,747 reads 143 comments

  16. MLB's Biggest Winners and Losers at the 3-Quarter Mark

    We've reached the three-quarter mark of the 2014 MLB season, and the postseason push is really starting to heat up, with just a month and a half of games left to be played...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 17 days ago 26,763 reads 30 comments

  17. Updating MLB's Top 100 Players at 2014's Three-Quarter Mark

    We have reached what can be considered roughly the three-quarter mark of the 2014 MLB season, and that means it's time for an updated look at the top 100 players in the game...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 17 days ago 98,748 reads 343 comments

  18. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 19

    The big story of the week in the Chicago Cubs organization was the promotion of prized prospect Javier Baez, who appears to be slotted into the everyday second base role for the remainder of the season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 19 days ago 10,233 reads 20 comments

  19. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at the 3-Quarter Mark

    After bypassing last week's Monday posting of MLB power rankings following a special edition of them immediately following the trade deadline, we've got some catching up to do...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 19 days ago 98,371 reads 139 comments

  20. 9 MLB Stars Whose Injury Returns Could Shake Up 2014 Pennant Races

    The talk of the baseball world the past few weeks has been about the trade market, and understandably so, as a number of high-profile players, headlined by David Price and Jon Lester, changed teams at the deadline...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 20 days ago 13,546 reads 31 comments

  21. Picking the All-Time MLB Waiver Deal Team

    The majority of MLB trades go down prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but there have still been some notable moves made during the August waiver trade period...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 22 days ago 14,687 reads 7 comments

  22. Javier Baez Proves He's Ready for Big MLB Stage with Game-Winning Debut Homer

    There was no shortage of excitement surrounding the debut of the Chicago Cubs ' top prospect, Javier Baez, and he did not disappoint, hitting his first career home run in the top of the 12th inning Tuesday night...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 24 days ago 10,375 reads 49 comments

  23. MLB Position-by-Position Player Power Rankings, August Edition

    Position-by-position MLB power rankings will once again be a staple this year, and now that we're in the month of August, it's time for another update...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 25 days ago 59,126 reads 250 comments

  24. The 1 Waiver Trade Every MLB Contender Should Make This August

    The nonwaiver trade deadline is behind us, but that doesn't mean teams can't still upgrade their roster via trade. Clubs now have until the end of August to add players via waivers and still include them on the postseason roster...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 25 days ago 43,008 reads 67 comments

  25. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 18

    The focus of Chicago Cubs fans in 2014 continues to be as much on cities like Knoxville, Tennessee, and Des Moines, Iowa, as it is on the city of Chicago...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 26 days ago 4,206 reads 2 comments