1. 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 3 months ago 85,047 reads 205 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 13,052 reads 48 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 73,149 reads 147 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 47,260 reads 78 comments

  5. Predicting MLB's Top 25 Players 5 Years from Now

    Baseball is a very tough sport to predict on a long-term basis, as so much can change in a year. Injuries, unexpected steps forward and backward by established players and the yearly ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 85,487 reads 368 comments

  6. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top-10 Prospects Entering May

    The Chicago Cubs went 3-4 last week, splitting a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at home before dropping two of three contests to the Milwaukee Brewers on the road...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 8,749 reads 3 comments

  7. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand Entering May

    The first month of the MLB season is nearly over, and for the fourth straight week we have a new No. 1 team in our MLB power rankings...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 167,746 reads 436 comments

  8. Turnaround Odds for MLB's 15 Most Important Early-Season Slumps

    It's easy to say things like "it's still early" or "there's still a lot of baseball to be played," and just one month into the 2014 MLB season, it's absolutely true...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 14,364 reads 16 comments

  9. Assessing All 30 MLB Teams' Postseason Chances After 1 Month of Baseball

    With the first month of the 2014 MLB season nearly in the books, we have a decent sample size from which to evaluate the MLB landscape going forward...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 116,379 reads 270 comments

  10. Michael Pineda, Yankees as Guilty of Stupidity as They Are of Cheating

    "I would expect that if it’s used, it’s more discreet than the last time." That's what Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters prior to Wednesday ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 16,661 reads 92 comments

  11. 10 Under-the-Radar Offseason MLB Moves That Already Look Like Steals

    Assembling a successful MLB team is not necessarily all about hitting on top draft picks and spending big on high-profile free agents, though those things certainly help...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 5,757 reads 31 comments

  12. Is Marlins Jose Fernandez the Best 21-Year-Old Pitcher We've Ever Seen?

    Another start, another eye-popping stat line from Jose Fernandez , as he flat-out dominated the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night to give the Miami Marlins a 1-0 victory, securing their first road win of the season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 23,410 reads 53 comments

  13. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 3

    The Chicago Cubs went 1-4 last week, as they were swept by the New York Yankees before dropping two of three to the Cincinnati Reds . That puts them at No. 29 in this week's MLB power rankings...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 8,173 reads 16 comments

  14. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After Week 3

    There are now three weeks of the 2014 MLB season in the books, and while most teams are clustered around the .500 mark at this point, there are a handful of teams that have already started to separate themselves from the pack a bit...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 172,946 reads 356 comments

  15. 10 MLB Players Due for Noticeable Regressions in 2014

    When an MLB player turns in a big season these days, the immediate question is whether it is something he is capable of duplicating—and with so many advanced stats available, regression is becoming easier to project...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 24,971 reads 22 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Staying Power of MLB's Early Surprise Teams

    Each MLB season sees a handful of unexpected teams get off to good starts, and this year has been no different...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 6,151 reads 19 comments

  17. MLB Position-by-Position Player Rankings, Mid-April Edition

    Last season, I wrote a handful of articles breaking down my position-by-position rankings, and I will do that on a regular basis once again this year...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 71,343 reads 277 comments

  18. Dominant Shutout Proves Johnny Cueto Has Regained MLB Ace Status

    The Cincinnati Reds are not exactly off to a roaring start this season. They currently stand at 6-9 on the year and have a number of areas that need to be shored up if they hope to contend...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 4,508 reads 21 comments

  19. Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

    A team's win-loss record early on during the season is not always the best indicator of how the team has performed, simply because it is such a small sample size to work with...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 139,681 reads 283 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Early MLB Stat Lines

    Ridiculous early-season stat lines are one of the best parts of the first few weeks of each MLB season, as small sample sizes lead to impressive batting averages and ridiculous full-season paces...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 10,787 reads 25 comments

  21. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects After Week 2

    It was another tough week for the Chicago Cubs at the big league level, as they went 2-4 and remain in the No. 30 spot on this week's power rankings ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 8,519 reads 8 comments

  22. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand After 2 Weeks

    The 2014 MLB season is now two weeks old, and while that gives a slightly larger sample size from which to compile this week's MLB power rankings, the season is still very young...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 175,533 reads 285 comments

  23. Ranking MLB's Most Absurd Early-Season Stat Paces

    One of the best parts of the first few weeks of every MLB season is the players who get off to absolutely ridiculous starts — and the stat lines that accompany them...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 5,696 reads 14 comments

  24. Playing Fact or Fiction with All 30 MLB Team's Early-Season Records

    As a fun way to put each team's early-season records into perspective, I extrapolated their current winning percentage out over a full 162 games in order to see how they would be projected to finish if they kept up their current pace...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 50,998 reads 113 comments

  25. A's Deep, Dominant Bullpen Makes Quick Jim Johnson Hook a No-Brainer

    Just eight games into the new season, the Oakland Athletics have already seen enough of the struggling Jim Johnson in the closer's role. The final straw came on Wednesday vs...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 14,340 reads 15 comments