1. 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...

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  2. 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 20,122 reads 44 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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 145,772 reads 212 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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 8,297 reads 32 comments

  7. 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 43,747 reads 41 comments

  8. 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

  9. 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 139,423 reads 338 comments

  10. 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

  11. 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 10,418 reads 42 comments

  12. 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

  13. 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 114,799 reads 493 comments

  14. 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 7,992 reads 4 comments

  15. 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 91,863 reads 181 comments

  16. 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 14,288 reads 99 comments

  17. 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 41,086 reads 72 comments

  18. Early-Season Approval Ratings for All 30 MLB Teams

    Fans of any sport tend to react and overreact to anything and everything surrounding their favorite team, and Major League Baseball is certainly no exception. Whether that fan reaction is justified is another story though, as it is a long season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 87,682 reads 81 comments

  19. Aroldis Chapman's Return Will Give Reds Both On- and Off-Field Boost

    The Cincinnati Reds have dealt with their fair share of injuries here in the early stages of the 2014 season, with none more memorable than the liner that closer Aroldis Chapman took off his forehead during spring training...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 2,278 reads 1 comments

  20. MLB's 25 Most Important Players in 2014

    What follows is my take on the 25 most important players for the 2014 MLB season. Each of these guys made my list for a different reason, and there's no doubt that your list of 25 ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 37,281 reads 54 comments

  21. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 5

    A 3-2 week that included a series win against the rival St. Louis Cardinals was enough for the Chicago Cubs to climb three spots in this week's MLB power rankings to No. 26 ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 8,222 reads 3 comments

  22. MLB Power Ranking: An Updated Look at Where All 30 Teams Stand

    Another week is in the books and another new team moves to the No. 1 spot in this week's MLB power rankings, with the Atlanta Braves taking a tumble after an 0-6 week...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 85,222 reads 205 comments

  23. Playing Contender or Pretender with MLB's Playoff Hopefuls After 1 Month

    At the end of April, 14 MLB teams had a winning record, and outside of a streaking Milwaukee Brewers team, no squad had really separated itself from the pack yet...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 13,185 reads 48 comments

  24. Finding a Fix for All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Hole Entering May

    The first month of the 2014 MLB season has come and gone, and while it is too early for any major overreactions to problems that have cropped up, all 30 teams do have at least one hole of some sort that has popped up...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 73,235 reads 143 comments

  25. MLB's Biggest Winners and Losers for the Month of April

    The first month of the 2014 MLB season is coming to a close, and while we won't really get a good idea of how the season is going to shake out until the weather warms up and a few ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 year ago 46,498 reads 77 comments