1. All 30 MLB Teams' 'Hype Meter' Reading Entering Spring Training Games

    The hype doesn't always match the reality. As the MLB spring training schedule gets underway, there's all sorts of hoopla surrounding big league clubs across Arizona and Florida...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 2 days ago 54,776 reads 131 comments

  2. The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2015

    Imagine a team consisting exclusively of MLB 's rising stars. It would be the kind of lineup that nobody would ever want to face. To land a spot on this squad, players have to meet a couple of crucial requirements...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 4 days ago 62,348 reads 154 comments

  3. Highlighting 10 Must-See Debuts in Early MLB Spring Training Games

    From high-priced imports like Yasmany Tomas to rising super-prospects like Carlos Rodon, MLB spring training is the time of year when can't-miss debuts abound. Simply put, it's the season of first impressions...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 5 days ago 55,890 reads 35 comments

  4. Early Top Fits for Each Member of 2016's Stacked MLB Free-Agent Class

    David Price, Jordan Zimmermann and Johnny Cueto are among the nastiest starters in baseball. The trio is also slated to headline the stacked 2016 MLB free-agent class...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 6 days ago 66,519 reads 136 comments

  5. 2015 World Series Odds for Every Team at the Start of Spring Training

    From the St. Louis Cardinals to the Washington Nationals to the Los Angeles Dodgers, all the usual suspects are assembling. As spring training gets underway, here's a look around the league at 2015 World Series odds for every team in the majors...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 11 days ago 91,772 reads 232 comments

  6. 4 Reasons Why Alex Rodriguez's Contract Could Still Be Traded

    Much to the dismay of the New York Yankees' brass, Alex Rodriguez is back. With the 39-year-old set to return to the diamond for the first time since 2013, the crucial question ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 13 days ago 16,654 reads 58 comments

  7. All 30 MLB Teams' 2015 Depth Charts at the Start of Spring Training Camp

    MLB spring training is a stressful time of year for borderline big leaguers looking to crack a roster. Utility infielders, bullpen arms and fifth-starter candidates all know the feeling...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 17 days ago 45,392 reads 97 comments

  8. Projecting Each MLB Division's Final Standings at the Start of Spring Training

    Everyone knows MLB games aren't won on paper. After all, a lot will happen between now and the end of the 2015 MLB regular season...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 18 days ago 58,741 reads 442 comments

  9. Ranking MLB's Most Intimidating Bullpens Entering Spring Training

    Some MLB bullpens are just nasty. The trio of late-inning aces pitching for the Kansas City Royals and the new relief corp that has been put together by the New York Yankees both definitely fit that description...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 19 days ago 72,734 reads 207 comments

  10. Where the Hudson-Zito-Mulder Big 3 Ranks Among Generation's Best

    You could be forgiven for missing the headline. Barry Zito, who hasn't stepped on a big league mound since 2013, is making a comeback, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 23 days ago 8,559 reads 29 comments

  11. Projecting Opening Day Starting Pitchers for All 30 MLB Teams in 2015

    For the likes of Bruce Bochy, Don Mattingly and Joe Maddon, there's not much to it when it comes to picking the 2015 MLB Opening Day starter for their respective clubs. However, not every manager in baseball has it as easy as those veteran skippers...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 24 days ago 43,346 reads 86 comments

  12. 2015 MLB Spring Training Predictions, 1 Week Out

    2015 MLB spring training hasn't even begun, with pitchers and catchers reporting between Feb. 18 and 22, but there's already a lot going on in the world of baseball...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 25 days ago 14,075 reads 12 comments

  13. Previewing MLB's 2015 "M.I.P." Team, Position-by-Position

    Some MLB players are simply indispensable. Clayton Kershaw fit that description during his historically dominant 2014 season...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 27 days ago 38,096 reads 131 comments

  14. MLB Franchises on the Cusp of Becoming Perennial Contenders

    The future of baseball is looking unusually bright in Chicago. Both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox are among the group of MLB franchises that are on the verge of cementing their status as perennial contenders...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 22,140 reads 80 comments

  15. Ranking MLB's Top 10 Rotation Trios Entering 2015

    Some MLB teams just have so much pitching it's not even fair. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals definitely fit that description. Next season, those clubs will be trotting out two of the strongest starting staffs in the majors...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 47,269 reads 203 comments

  16. Ranking the 25 Greatest Baseball Players Under 25

    There are really just 24 spots up for grabs on this list. Everyone knows who claims the No. 1 spot in the rankings of the 25 greatest baseball players under 25...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 43,388 reads 158 comments

  17. Which Top Suitor Needs to Win Yoan Moncada Sweepstakes Most?

    It's good to be Yoan Moncada . The Cuban infielder is on the verge of cashing in a monster payday. Once he signs with a big league club, the switch-hitter will immediately become ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 38,937 reads 68 comments

  18. MLB Free Agents Getting a Raw Deal This Offseason

    James Shields is having an awful offseason. The veteran starter posted a 3.21 ERA in 2014 and has racked up at least 200 innings of work in eight consecutive seasons, and yet he is still looking for a new employer as spring training rapidly approaches.

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 16,281 reads 22 comments

  19. MLB Teams Already Being Overhyped Heading into 2015

    Just ask the 2014 Texas Rangers. MLB teams don't win World Series rings in the offseason. Last winter, the American League West club was widely hyped after bringing in Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 25,735 reads 134 comments

  20. Meet the Future MLB Superstars You've Probably Never Heard of

    It takes a lot to go from a minor league standout to a MLB superstar. Simply put, that's a leap that very few prospects ever make. What follows is a look around the minors at five future MLB superstars you've probably never heard of...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 15,503 reads 24 comments

  21. Top Backup Plans for Each Loser of the Max Scherzer Sweepstakes

    After months of patiently waiting, Max Scherzer has finally found a new employer. The right-handed starter has landed with the Washington Nationals to join a super-rotation in ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 46,566 reads 125 comments

  22. Early Predictions for Each MLB Team's Top Spring Training Position Battles

    Spring training can be stressful. That's definitely the case for outfielders on the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox, as there are simply way too many players and not enough spots in the respective lineups...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 78,083 reads 51 comments

  23. Playing Contender or Pretender with MLB's Most Active Teams This Winter

    Some MLB executives just never seem to leave the office. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein both fit that description...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 18,394 reads 97 comments

  24. Predicting Which Team Will Undergo MLB's Next Full-Blown Fire Sale

    Now is not the time to panic. There are still more than two-and-a-half months before the MLB regular season gets underway, but it's also not too early to look out onto the horizon ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 25,391 reads 36 comments

  25. Each MLB Team's Best, Worst Offseason Move Thus Far

    From the Chicago Cubs bringing in Joe Maddon to the Toronto Blue Jays handing out a monster deal to Russell Martin, MLB teams have made some good decisions and some not-so-good ones this offseason...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 79,315 reads 130 comments