1. Report Cards for Every MLB Team at the Midseason Mark

    With the 2014 Major League Baseball season careening toward the halfway point, it's time to take stock of what has happened thus far and grade each of the 30 teams...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 1 month ago 27,068 reads 38 comments

  2. Will Michael Wacha, Jaime Garcia Injuries Endanger Cardinals' Strong Rotation?

    Baseball's best franchise is about to be tested. When Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia hit the disabled list with shoulder injuries, the strength of the defending National League champions was challenged...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 1 month ago 3,924 reads 11 comments

  3. Cole Hamels' Hot Streak Means Phillies Must Cash In on Blockbuster Trade

    The 2014 Philadelphia Phillies are in an unenviable spot, wedged between the faint hope of contention and the reality of long-term ramifications with an aging roster...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 1 month ago 4,153 reads 11 comments

  4. Biggest Takeaways from the First 12 Weeks of MLB Action

    Time flies when you're enjoying a competitive, well-played baseball season. As you peruse the standings, cast last-minute All-Star Game ballots and take in vital series, the 2014 campaign has officially reached the 12-week mark...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 17,976 reads 49 comments

  5. Has Father Time Finally Caught Up to David Ortiz?

    In Boston, David Ortiz 's legacy is complete. Regardless of how the rest of his career plays out, one of the most beloved Red Sox of all time will always be remembered fondly at Fenway Park...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 20,633 reads 91 comments

  6. Andrew Heaney's Stellar Debut Shows Marlins Have Yet Another Gem in Young Core

    When Andrew Heaney toed the rubber at Marlins Park on Thursday night, the 23-year-old lefty wasn't just making his major league debut. It was the start of something much bigger...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 6,424 reads 14 comments

  7. MLB Rumors: Analyzing All the Latest Whispers, News and Speculation

    When the baseball slate begins on June 19, seven weeks will remain until the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. Between now and then, expect to see a dizzying array of rumors, speculation and day-to-day gossip regarding potential impact moves...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 15,113 reads 27 comments

  8. Handicapping the N.L. East's Surprising 3-Team Divisional Race

    With the 2014 season careening toward its halfway mark, the National League East has become a surprising three-team race between the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 4,738 reads 23 comments

  9. MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Players at Each Minor League Level

    As the pennant races heat up at the major league level, every front office around baseball is closely monitoring the progress of prospects in the minors...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 5,489 reads 3 comments

  10. Dellin Betances' Lights-out 2014 Evoking Memories of Mariano Rivera

    The 1996 New York Yankees rode the back of a 26-year-old relief pitcher all the way to an American League East title and World Series championship...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 16,568 reads 21 comments

  11. Scorching Royals' 8th Straight Win Has Tigers Hearing Footsteps

    Here come the Kansas City Royals . After getting off to a troublesome 29-32 start, the AL Central contenders have caught fire by winning eight games in a row...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 8,985 reads 19 comments

  12. Remembering the Top 10 Moments of Tony Gwynn's Hall of Fame MLB Career

    Baseball lost a legend today. Tony Gwynn , a Hall of Fame player, collegiate coach, father to current major leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 16,558 reads 17 comments

  13. Jimmy Rollins' All-Time Phillies Hit Record Leaves Lasting Legacy, HOF Debate

    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is now the all-time hit king in franchise history, surpassing Mike Schmidt with career hit No. 2,235 on Saturday afternoon against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 8,952 reads 78 comments

  14. Biggest Takeaways from the First 11 Weeks of MLB Action

    As Father's Day approaches, the 2014 Major League Baseball season is officially 11 weeks old, careening toward the All-Star break and never-ending questions surrounding contenders, pretenders and the state of the pennant races...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 19,741 reads 55 comments

  15. Should Yankees Fear Top Prospect Gary Sanchez Could Become a Bust?

    For the New York Yankees , star power always trumps the success or failure of top prospects. In the case of 21-year-old catcher Gary Sanchez, a difficult start to the 2014 season ...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 14,820 reads 24 comments

  16. Max Scherzer's 1st Shutout Shows He's Assumed the Title of Tigers MVP

    Making his 179th career start, Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer threw his first-ever complete-game shutout...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 5,916 reads 19 comments

  17. Derek Jeter's Struggles Show He's Making the Right Call in Retirement

    When Derek Jeter announced his impending retirement during a February press conference, the end of a brilliant career began for the legendary New York Yankees shortstop...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 5,776 reads 26 comments

  18. MLB Rumors: Analyzing All the Latest Whispers, News and Speculation

    When play begins on June 12, the 2014 Major League Baseball season will sit exactly seven weeks away from the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 15,029 reads 20 comments

  19. Yankees' Once-Hyped Prospect Trio Finding Success Away from NY Spotlight

    When the 2008 season began, the New York Yankees were thought to have baseball's best and rarest commodity: young and ascending starting pitching...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 13,231 reads 47 comments

  20. Predicting the Next Top Prospects to Debut in MLB

    For baseball fans, there's nothing quite like the allure of prospects. As every franchise hopes to stockpile young, cheap talent, fans buy into the idea of homegrown players emerging to become the next once-in-a-generation stars...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 4,571 reads 7 comments

  21. Lonnie Chisenhall's 3-HR Night Highlights Breakout 2014 for Former Top Prospect

    Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall isn't a household name among most baseball fans. After a once-in-a-generation performance to cap off an early-season breakout campaign, that distinction could soon change for the former top prospect...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 154,677 reads 27 comments

  22. Kendrys Morales' Surprise Signing Shows Twins Are Serious About Playoff Push

    After months of waiting, Kendrys Morales has landed on a team for the remainder of the 2014 season. In what can be described as a major surprise, the Minnesota Twins were the ...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 11,592 reads 18 comments

  23. Joe Girardi Proving to Be One of MLB's Best Managers with 2014 Yankees

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi operates in a city that overrates athletes, coaches and executives on a routine basis...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 3 months ago 5,117 reads 21 comments

  24. Biggest Takeaways from the First 10 Weeks of the MLB Season

    The 2014 Major League Baseball season has reached the month of June, providing ample time for contenders to emerge, pretenders to disappear and a pecking order to become well established across the six divisions...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 3 months ago 7,701 reads 29 comments

  25. Boston Red Sox 2014 Draft Picks: Scouting Profiles and Analysis

    Welcome to the MLB draft, baseball fans! As the coverage and importance of the annual first-year player draft has evolved over the years, outlets like MLB Network and Bleacher Report ...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 3 months ago 7,387 reads 5 comments