1. 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 4 months ago 89,371 reads 123 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 78,558 reads 294 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 3,365 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 20,048 reads 44 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 126,846 reads 231 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 145,664 reads 212 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 98,406 reads 20 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 8,145 reads 32 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 43,498 reads 41 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 11,115 reads 14 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 139,387 reads 338 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 40,948 reads 139 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 10,153 reads 42 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 31,931 reads 90 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 114,381 reads 493 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 7,914 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 91,538 reads 181 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 14,141 reads 99 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 40,500 reads 72 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 87,500 reads 81 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 2,188 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 37,131 reads 54 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 8,148 reads 3 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 85,115 reads 205 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 13,106 reads 48 comments