1. 6 MLB Teams Designed for Deep Playoff Runs

    October is about pitching. It's about front-line starters like Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw and airtight bullpens like those of the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners...

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  2. MLB Free Agents 2015: Early Predictions for Winter's Top 25 Available Players

    Jon Lester and Max Scherzer are about to cash in. Those aces headline the 2015 MLB free-agent class, but they're far from the only players destined for big paydays this winter...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 16 hours ago 22,054 reads 101 comments

  3. MLB Teams That Blew It at the 2014 Waiver Trade Deadline

    There were no blockbusters in August. Instead, the 2014 MLB waiver trade deadline was almost completely quiet. From the New York Yankees front office failing to add another bat to Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 day ago 19,987 reads 16 comments

  4. Exposing MLB's Biggest August Duds, Position by Position

    From getting booed on your own bobblehead night to striking out at an outrageous clip, there are a variety of ways to land a spot on the anti-all- MLB team for the month of August...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 3 days ago 9,211 reads 12 comments

  5. The 2014 MLB All-Breakout Team with 1 Month to Go

    The baseball season is full of surprises. From Jose Abreu becoming one of the best players in MLB in his first big league season to utility man Josh Harrison transforming into an All-Star, you never know just what to expect...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 6 days ago 73,155 reads 145 comments

  6. Ranking the Top 2014 MLB Pennant Race X-Factors with 1 Month to Go

    The baseball season is a grind. As the 2014 MLB pennant race hits the stretch drive, it's not just about which teams are playing the best, but also about which teams stay the healthiest...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 9 days ago 29,213 reads 76 comments

  7. 5 Biggest Takeaways from This Week's MLB Action

    The latest Cuban star has found a new MLB home. Rusney Castillo has agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox, as first reported by William Perez Villalba of Glorias del Beisbol Cubano ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 11 days ago 7,995 reads 21 comments

  8. MLB's All-Offseason Acquisition Bust Team for 2014

    Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don't make. That certainly would have been sound advice for the general managers who signed and traded for the players who populate the roster on the MLB All-Offseason Bust Team for 2014...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 13 days ago 29,309 reads 75 comments

  9. Every MLB Team's Most Encouraging Sign for the Future

    As September edges closer, there are still 16 MLB teams within 4.5 games of a playoff spot. That means that for more than half of baseball, the future is now...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 15 days ago 198,621 reads 107 comments

  10. 5 Biggest Takeaways from This Week's MLB Action

    Baseball has a new pope. After a couple of failed tries, Rob Manfred has been installed as the new MLB commissioner by a unanimous vote of baseball's 30 owners, per the MLB Public Relations Twitter account...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 18 days ago 7,164 reads 5 comments

  11. Early Report Card Grades for the Biggest Deals of the July Trade Window

    From Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes switching places to David Price landing in Motown, this was one historically busy July trade window. And those were just a couple of the biggest moves from deadline day itself...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 19 days ago 48,944 reads 64 comments

  12. 10 Ways MLB Has Drastically Changed in the 20 Years Since the 1994 Strike

    Baseball has changed in all sorts of ways since the MLB strike in 1994. The game is now an absurdly lucrative business both for the players and the owners...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 22 days ago 3,407 reads 5 comments

  13. Report Cards for All 30 MLB Teams' Seasons at the 3-Quarter Mark

    The 2014 MLB season is rapidly approaching crunch time. As the campaign hits the three-quarter mark, let's take a look back at how all 30 clubs have performed. The grading criteria is simple...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 23 days ago 105,951 reads 125 comments

  14. 10 Biggest Takeaways from This Week's MLB Action

    From an update on who could be replacing Bud Selig to the news of another potential wave of performance-enhancing-drug suspensions, it's been a busy week in MLB . What follows are the 10 biggest takeaways from this week's MLB action...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 25 days ago 18,017 reads 38 comments

  15. 10 Struggling MLB Starters Still in Danger of Losing Jobs Post-Deadline

    From Dan Haren to Ryan Howard, there are plenty of MLB players who just might want to keep their resumes nearby...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 30 days ago 18,588 reads 27 comments

  16. Grading All 30 MLB Teams' July Trade Window Activity

    So much for a quiet MLB trade deadline. Jon Lester is on his way to Oakland, while Yoenis Cespedes is off to Boston, as first reported by Alex Speier of WEEI ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 86,498 reads 83 comments

  17. Ron Darling Discusses 2014 MLB Deadline, Emotions of Own Trade from Mets

    Ron Darling knows all about the MLB trade deadline. After spending nine years in the big leagues with the New York Mets, winning a World Series ring and earning an All-Star selection ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 4,635 reads 4 comments

  18. Updating Top Suitors for MLB Trade Deadline Impact Targets

    With the MLB trade deadline looming, it's going to be a busy week for general managers like Ned Colletti of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ruben Amaro Jr. of the Philadelphia Phillies...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 57,877 reads 77 comments

  19. 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Predictions for Every Team

    The final week of July is always remarkably busy due to the MLB trade deadline, and this year's time frame promises to be no different. From Twitter to newspapers to TV, rumors and speculation are on all fronts...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 185,501 reads 198 comments

  20. Ranking the Top 9 Potential MLB Trade Deadline Steals

    It's all about supply and demand. As the MLB trade deadline edges closer, the market is lacking in sellers, but it's absolutely flooded with buyers. That means it will be nearly impossible to find a bargain between now and July 31...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 82,934 reads 47 comments

  21. All 30 MLB Teams' Nightmare Scenario at the 2014 Trade Deadline

    The MLB trade deadline doesn't always go to plan. From giving up on a super prospect like Oscar Taveras too soon to dealing away an ace like Jon Lester, there are all sorts of ways that the trade season can go terribly wrong...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 95,804 reads 116 comments

  22. Every MLB Team's Most Likely Trade Deadline Deal

    It doesn't get much better than the MLB trade season. Not every team will pull off a swap between now and the deadline, but there's no question that everybody is at least looking...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 98,531 reads 103 comments

  23. 25 Post-All-Star Break Predictions for Trade Deadline, Playoff Races and More

    You can't predict baseball, but it sure is fun to try. The MLB All-Star break is finally over, which provides the perfect opportunity to look into the future and forecast what will happen between now and the end of the season...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 64,308 reads 321 comments

  24. Identifying All 30 MLB Teams as Buyers or Sellers Post All-Star Break

    The MLB trade deadline is looming. What follows is a breakdown of which teams will be buying and which teams will be selling between now and July 31...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 165,595 reads 114 comments

  25. All-Star Futures Game Prospects Who Could Be Dangled in July MLB Trades

    The All-Star Futures Game was more than just an exhibition. The contest, in which the U.S. Team topped the World Team 3-2, was also a showcase of some of the most valuable trade chips in all of baseball...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 18,275 reads 16 comments