1. Joe Nathan's Struggles Show Closer Is Still Tigers' Roadblock to Title Chase

    Joe Nathan was supposed to be the answer in the ninth inning for the Detroit Tigers , the missing piece that could finally make their bullpen a legitimate weapon behind their terrific starting rotation...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 2,545 reads 12 comments

  2. The Best and Worst of Yasiel Puig's Polarizing First Calendar Year in MLB

    Today officially marks the one-year anniversary of Los Angeles Dodgers polarizing superstar Yasiel Puig making his major league debut. The Dodgers were 23-32 and 8...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 17,058 reads 57 comments

  3. MLB Position-by-Position Player Power Rankings, June Edition

    Position-by-position MLB power rankings will once again be a staple this season, and with two months of the season officially in the books it is time for an updated look at where things stand...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 74,096 reads 43 comments

  4. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top-10 Prospects for Week 9

    The Chicago Cubs ran into the top two teams in the National League on the road this past week, dropping two-of-three in each series, and they remain at No. 30 in this week's MLB power rankings...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 8,767 reads 14 comments

  5. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand Heading into June

    After reclaiming the top spot last week, the San Francisco Giants had plenty of competition for No. 1 this week, with the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics both proving they ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 72,973 reads 159 comments

  6. Contender or Pretender for MLB's Top Cy Young, MVP Candidates Entering June

    MLB award season talk won't really heat up until after the All-Star break, but it's never too early to check in on the top candidates to take home MVP and Cy Young honors here in 2014...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 36,665 reads 114 comments

  7. Grading the Top 50 MLB Players After 2 Months of Baseball

    Attention: This is not a list of the 50 best players of 2014, or everyone's grade would simply be an "A" and this entire exercise would be pointless...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 89,650 reads 123 comments

  8. 2014 MLB All-Star Game Voting Initial Update, Biggest Takeaways

    The first voting results for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game have been released, and while the game is still roughly a month-and-a-half away, it already begins to paint a picture of what the rosters could look like on July 15...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 78,773 reads 294 comments

  9. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 8

    The Chicago Cubs turned in a 3-3 performance last week, splitting series with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres . However, that wasn't enough for them to climb out of the No...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 3,455 reads 0 comments

  10. Early Predictions for 2014 MLB All-Star Team Snubs

    The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played on July 15, or a little over a month-and-a-half from now, but it's never too soon to start diving into what this year's rosters might look like...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 20,121 reads 44 comments

  11. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand on Memorial Day

    The curse of these rankings continues, as the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics occupied the top two spots last week but proceeded to go a combined 3-10. As a result, we again have a new No...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 126,966 reads 231 comments

  12. Every MLB Team's Biggest Trade Chip 2 Months from the Deadline

    The 2014 MLB trade deadline is still two months away, but it's never too early to get the rumor mill churning. There is still a lot of baseball to be played, as most teams have not yet established themselves as buyers or sellers...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 145,764 reads 212 comments

  13. All 30 MLB Team's Most Indispensable Player in 2014

    What does the term "indispensable" really mean when used in sports vernacular? In my mind, a team's most indispensable player is not necessarily their best overall player, but rather he is the one guy they can't succeed without...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 98,467 reads 20 comments

  14. Stephen Drew's Presence Will Fix Problems on Left Side of Red Sox Infield

    More than six months after he rejected a qualifying offer, only to find no takers in free agency, infielder Stephen Drew finally has a home for 2014 after re-signing with the Boston Red Sox ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 8,296 reads 32 comments

  15. Ranking the Top 10 MLB Players Likely to Be Traded This Year

    It will still be another month and a half before the MLB trade market kicks into full gear, but it's never too soon to start speculating as to who could be on the move this July...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 43,735 reads 41 comments

  16. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs Top-10 Prospects for Week 7

    The Chicago Cubs turned in a 3-3 performance this past week, winning a series against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend. However, they still have the worst record in baseball (15-27), earning them the No...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 11,262 reads 14 comments

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

    The San Francisco Giants occupied the top slot in these rankings each of the past two weeks, but they are no longer top dogs this week, as we again have a new team in the No. 1 spot in our MLB power rankings...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 139,422 reads 338 comments

  18. Grading MLB's Top 15 Offseason Acquisitions at the One-Quarter Mark

    Back in March, I wrote an article looking at the 15 biggest MLB offseason additions, whether via trade or free agency. At that time, I was grading each player on their spring training performance...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 41,025 reads 139 comments

  19. How Johnny Cueto Has Become No-Brainer 2014 Cy Young Favorite

    Johnny Cueto continued his historic start to the season with another gem on Thursday afternoon, tossing a three-hit shutout against the light-hitting San Diego Padres ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 10,410 reads 42 comments

  20. MLB Power Rankings: Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Rotations at the Quarter Mark

    It's been proven time and again that pitching wins championships. While the Boston Red Sox got to the postseason last year on the strength of the league's No...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 31,589 reads 90 comments

  21. Ranking the Top 100 MLB Players Through the 1st Quarter of 2014

    I urge you to read the following for a better understanding of my thought process and why guys are ranked where they are on this list...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 114,790 reads 493 comments

  22. First-Quarter Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top-10 Prospects

    After climbing a bit to No. 26 in last week's power rankings, the Chicago Cubs slide back down to the No. 29 spot following a 1-6 week that included a 1-3 showing in the Crosstown Classic...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 7,990 reads 4 comments

  23. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand at the 1-Quarter Mark

    The curse of the No. 1 spot in these rankings finally comes to an end, as the San Francisco Giants managed to hold on to the top spot with a 4-3 week on the road, but there were plenty of other shakeups in the rankings this week...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 91,857 reads 181 comments

  24. MLB Players Who Are Overrated Because They Play in Big Cities

    On Friday, my colleague Joe Giglio wrote an article looking at five MLB players that would be national superstars if they played in big cities...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 14,274 reads 99 comments

  25. MLB Trade Ideas That Could Actually Happen

    The trade market does not generally get going until the summer months, but that does not mean early-season trades don't occur from time to time...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 41,052 reads 72 comments