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

    The month of September means roster expansion and minor league call-ups across the league. While many of the Cubs top prospects are still in the low minors, we could see at least a few top guys make their debuts next month...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 10,157 reads 12 comments

  2. MLB Power Rankings: Where Each Team Stands Heading into the Season's Final Month

    With a little over a month remaining in the 2013 MLB season, there are still 16 teams legitimately in the running for a playoff spot, and the remainder of the season promises to be awfully fun to watch...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 24,721 reads 71 comments

  3. Checklist for Dark-Horse MLB Teams to Make the Playoffs

    With a little over a month to go in the 2013 MLB season, the playoff picture has really begun to take shape. For the teams currently on the outside looking in for a postseason berth, time is certainly not on their side...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 20,055 reads 20 comments

  4. How Jason Heyward's Broken Jaw Impacts the NL Playoff Picture

    With a 15-game lead in the NL East, it would take a massive collapse for the Atlanta Braves to miss the postseason, but the team was dealt a blow on Wednesday when Jason Heyward suffered a broken jaw...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 5,995 reads 21 comments

  5. 1 Impact Bat from Each MLB Franchise You May See Called Up in September

    Last week, I wrote an article previewing one electric arm from each MLB team that could be called up in September, with top prospects Taijuan Walker and Archie Bradley fronting that list...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 8,993 reads 15 comments

  6. Predicting the Pitching Staffs for All 30 MLB Teams on September 1

    The month of September is right around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of call-ups in the MLB as rosters expand for the season's final month...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 3,265 reads 26 comments

  7. Brandon Phillips, Erick Aybar Turn Hit by Pitches into Strikeouts

    A hit batter can be everything from an unfortunate accident, to a bench-clearing trigger to the cause of a season-ending injury...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 1,749 reads 2 comments

  8. 10 Fantasy Baseball Stars of 2013 You Shouldn't Retain in Your Keeper League

    When it comes to fantasy baseball keeper leagues, deciding whether a breakout player is for real or not is one of the toughest decisions of the year...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 8,921 reads 11 comments

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

    It was a good week for the Cubs minor league system, as top prospects Dan Vogelbach and Kris Bryant were both promoted, and a number of other top guys enjoyed terrific weeks as well...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 10,392 reads 17 comments

  10. MLB Power Rankings: Updated Team-by-Team Breakdown

    With the month of August now halfway over, playoff races throughout MLB continue to heat up, and the field of teams vying for postseason berths is still relatively deep thanks to the second wild-card spot...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 16,835 reads 39 comments

  11. Predicting 3 Surprise Teams for the 2014 MLB Season

    In 2012, it was the Oakland A's and Baltimore Orioles who surprised the baseball world to reach the postseason...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 12,368 reads 53 comments

  12. Ranking the 10 Biggest 'One-Hit Wonders' in MLB History

    Whenever an MLB player enjoys a breakout season, the inevitable question arises about whether the production is for real and a sign of things to come or is a matter of everything falling into place for one season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 14,447 reads 45 comments

  13. Re-Grading MLB's 30 Biggest Offseason Acquisitions at the 3-Quarter Point

    Back in March, I wrote an article ranking who I felt were the top 30 acquisitions of the offseason and grading their spring training performance...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 49,087 reads 87 comments

  14. Potential Elvis Andrus Suitors, Trade Packages After He Cleared Waivers

    At this time of year, countless MLB players hit waivers, are claimed by teams and pulled back off waivers without anyone outside of the organizations involved ever knowing about it...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 18,704 reads 80 comments

  15. 1 Electric Arm from Each MLB Franchise You May See Called Up in September

    We are still a couple of weeks away from MLB rosters expanding on September 1, but there is no doubt that teams are already starting to make decisions on which minor leaguers will join the team down the stretch...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 7,078 reads 3 comments

  16. Comparing Dodgers' Historic Tear to MLB's Greatest All-Time Turnarounds

    The Los Angeles Dodgers' turnaround this season has been nothing short of amazing, as they were 29-40 on June 19 and trailed by eight games in the NL West...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 23,395 reads 39 comments

  17. Handicapping All 30 MLB Teams' Playoff Odds at the 3-Quarter Mark

    We're still a month and a half from the MLB postseason, but the playoff picture is becoming more and more clear here in the month of August...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 36,743 reads 65 comments

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

    The Cubs ' farm system continues to be a source of hope for the long-suffering fanbase, as it contains one of the best collections of prospects in all of baseball, and Chicago should be legitimate contenders within a couple years as a result...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 11,333 reads 20 comments

  19. MLB Power Rankings: Where Does Your Favorite Team Stand?

    After taking a week off to take on a different Monday morning assignment, I'm back at the wheel of this week's MLB power rankings, my ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 56,506 reads 267 comments

  20. MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the Week (Aug. 4 to Aug. 10)

    As the week wraps up, it's time to take a look back at the longest home runs of the past seven days, an exercise made much easier thanks to the ESPN Home Run Tracker ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 4,909 reads 7 comments

  21. Handicapping Every Major MLB Award Race with 50 Games to Go

    With roughly 50 games to go across Major League Baseball before the regular season wraps up, there is still a lot of baseball to be played. But the races for MLB awards have already begun to take shape...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 13,858 reads 133 comments

  22. Celebrating the 25-Year Anniversary of Wrigley Field Turning on the Lights

    With a number of renovations set to be made to Wrigley Field in the offseason, today we take a look back at one of the first additions made to the historic field: lights...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 1,531 reads 3 comments

  23. Full 2013 MLB Playoff Predictions All the Way Through the World Series

    We're roughly 50 games from the end of the 2013 MLB regular season, and the postseason picture has already started to take shape...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 47,319 reads 337 comments

  24. Early Grades for Every Top 2013 MLB Trade Deadline Acquisition

    We're now a week removed from the 2013 MLB trade deadline, and while some guys who were dealt in July have only been with their new teams for a short time, we can at least take a look at the early returns to this point...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 15,372 reads 21 comments

  25. Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: Updating All of Chicago's Hottest Waiver Rumors

    The trade deadline has come and gone, but that doesn't mean there is not still some wheeling and dealing to be done over the next month...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 months ago 13,754 reads 4 comments