1. Finding the Best Consumer-Value Baseball Experience

    Nothing says summer like a day at the ballpark, and with football season officially over and spring training just around the corner, the sports world will soon be turning its attention back to our national pastime...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 38,696 reads 58 comments

  2. MLB Free Agency: Winners and Losers of the 2014 Offseason Through January

    We've reached the month of February, meaning pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training in a matter of weeks. The month January was not nearly as busy as prior months, but it was not without notable moves...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 11,320 reads 19 comments

  3. Grading All of the Latest MLB Offseason Signings, Trades

    On the heels of a week that saw the New York Yankees come to terms with Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on a seven-year, $155 million deal, this past week has been a significantly quieter one around the league...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 3,079 reads 1 comments

  4. Full MLB Offseason Breakdown and Predictions Entering February

    With the calendar turning over to February and the start of spring training fast approaching, there are still a number of moves to be made between now and Opening Day...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 4,848 reads 8 comments

  5. Was Michael Young the Most Underrated Player of His Era?

    After 14 big league seasons Michael Young has officially called it a career as the infielder announced his retirement Thursday afternoon...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 3,689 reads 20 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Lance Berkman Baseball Hall of Fame Debate

    After a terrific 15-year big league career spent mostly with the Houston Astros, slugger Lance Berkman is officially calling it a career, as he announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 7,194 reads 59 comments

  7. Projecting Every MLB Team's Starting Lineup 2 Weeks from Spring Training

    Pitching may win championships, but having a high-powered offense to back that pitching goes an awful long way as well...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 123,208 reads 182 comments

  8. Predicting All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Surprise, Disappointment of 2014

    One of the best things about baseball is that you never know what to expect from one season to the next. There are obviously established superstars throughout the league, but every ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 70,537 reads 66 comments

  9. Predicting the Faces of Major League Baseball 5 Years from Now

    While every MLB team has a handful of star players and fan favorites, there are only a few players league-wide that can be considered the faces of Major League Baseball...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 17,726 reads 55 comments

  10. The Next MLB Starting Pitchers Headed for Deals over $100 Million

    With the New York Yankees agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $155 million deal with Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday morning, another pitcher has joined the $100 million club...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 10,705 reads 29 comments

  11. Dodgers, Cubs Top Free Agent, Trade Options After Losing out on Masahiro Tanaka

    The pursuit of Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was perhaps the biggest story of this offseason, and with so many teams involved, there was bound to be a ripple effect felt throughout the league once he did chose a team...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 29,869 reads 80 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: How Masahiro Tanaka to the Yankees Shakes Up the League

    After an offseason filled with rumors, the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes has finally come to an end, as the Japanese right-hander agreed to a seven-year, $155 million deal, according ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 152,672 reads 478 comments

  13. Offseason Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams so Far

    Spring training is set to kick off in less than a month, and it has been an exciting offseason across the league this winter, as teams have tweaked — and, in some cases, overhauled — their roster for the upcoming season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 155,329 reads 224 comments

  14. Biggest Winners and Losers of the MLB Biogenesis Scandal

    The 2013 MLB season gave us plenty of memorable moments, but it also saw another chapter in the Steroid Era play out, as the Biogenesis scandal led to the suspension of 13 players...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 5,379 reads 5 comments

  15. Is the 'Buster Posey Rule' Enough to Warrant Letting Him Catch Long Term?

    Earlier this week, Major League Baseball voted unanimously in favor of an expanded replay system, but that may not be the only rule change taking effect this coming season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 7,641 reads 32 comments

  16. Offseason Recruiting Updates for All 30 MLB Teams

    Last month, I took a different approach to breaking down the MLB offseason. Instead of assessing a team on how well needs have been filled or how much money has been spent, I focused solely on how much talent has been added to each roster...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 58,096 reads 48 comments

  17. Must-Know Facts of the New MLB Replay System

    Taking a break from trade rumors and free-agent news for a moment, MLB announced on Wednesday that it will be implementing a new replay system for the upcoming season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 12,100 reads 46 comments

  18. Do the Los Angeles Dodgers Need Another Splash to Overcome Risky Roster?

    Since the new ownership group took over in 2012, the Los Angeles Dodgers have spent aggressively in pursuit of their first World Series title since 1988. They reached the NLCS last season, losing to the St...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 5,599 reads 14 comments

  19. Does Lengthy Clayton Kershaw Extension Set Up LA Dodgers for Future Dynasty?

    After an offseason of projected salary theories and $300 million rumors, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have finally come to terms regarding a long-term extension...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 20,359 reads 290 comments

  20. Projecting How Dominoes Will Fall for Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents

    Roughly a month from the start of spring training, there are still a handful of impact players on the free-agent market...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 5,005 reads 8 comments

  21. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand 1 Month from Spring Training

    We are coming down the home stretch of the MLB offseason here in the middle of January, as pitchers and catchers are set to report roughly a month from now, but there is still a lot to be determined...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 27,796 reads 45 comments

  22. Top MLB Free Agents, Trade Targets Still Available at Each Position

    With roughly a month to go until the start of spring training, the free-agent market has thinned considerably at this point, but there are still a handful of impact players available and a number of secondary roster pieces as well...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 18,837 reads 17 comments

  23. The 10 Most Overrated Moves of the 2014 MLB Offseason

    The MLB offseason is a time of over-analysis on the part of sportswriters and fans alike. Every move that is made is scrutinized, and too-early predictions are made left and right, all while we bide our time until the new season begins...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 12,234 reads 26 comments

  24. Masahiro Tanaka Is Smart Splash for Cubs, White Sox Rebuilds

    The new year has begun, and Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has yet to officially be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 9,905 reads 70 comments

  25. Picking Every MLB Team's Best Overall Player

    Each MLB team has at least one or two players it can point to as the core pieces of the team, the guys it relies on to put up big numbers each season, whether it's an ace starter atop the staff or an impact hitter in the lineup...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 71,009 reads 54 comments