1. 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 40,944 reads 139 comments

  2. 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 10,109 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 31,898 reads 90 comments

  4. 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 114,311 reads 493 comments

  5. 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 7,909 reads 4 comments

  6. 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 91,497 reads 181 comments

  7. 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 14,129 reads 99 comments

  8. 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 40,475 reads 72 comments

  9. 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 87,485 reads 81 comments

  10. 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 2,180 reads 1 comments

  11. 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

  12. 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 8,135 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 85,104 reads 205 comments

  14. 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 13,095 reads 48 comments

  15. 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

  16. 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 47,286 reads 77 comments

  17. 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 85,637 reads 368 comments

  18. 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 8,794 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 167,786 reads 435 comments

  20. 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 14,399 reads 16 comments

  21. 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 116,505 reads 270 comments

  22. 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 16,677 reads 92 comments

  23. 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 5,773 reads 31 comments

  24. 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 23,500 reads 53 comments

  25. 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 8,185 reads 16 comments