1. 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 91,475 reads 181 comments

  2. 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 14,123 reads 99 comments

  3. 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 40,457 reads 72 comments

  4. 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 87,474 reads 81 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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 37,127 reads 54 comments

  7. 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 8,126 reads 3 comments

  8. 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 85,094 reads 205 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 13,094 reads 48 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 73,169 reads 143 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 47,284 reads 77 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 85,616 reads 368 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 8,787 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 167,784 reads 435 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 14,394 reads 16 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 116,488 reads 270 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 16,669 reads 92 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 5,771 reads 31 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 23,486 reads 53 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 8,181 reads 16 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 172,978 reads 356 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 25,017 reads 22 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 6,174 reads 19 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 71,771 reads 277 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 4,547 reads 21 comments