1. MLB Power Rankings: Albert Pujols and the Top 100 Players in MLB Right Now

    With another season in the books, I figured it was a good time to come up with another list of the 100 best players in the game today...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 2 years ago 11,220 reads 248 comments

  2. MLB Hot Stove: Where Are Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Others Headed?

    An all-time great World Series is in the books, but for many baseball fans, the fun is just getting started. It's hot stove season; five months of speculation, rumors, blockbuster deals and free agent signings leading up to Opening Day...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 2 years ago 87 reads 60 comments

  3. Detroit Tigers Playoff Fever: The 10 Best Moments of the Tigers' 2011 Season

    As the 2011 season started, I feared, in the back of my mind, that I was feeling too optimistic about the Tigers ' chances in the coming season...

    John Church Written by John Church about almost 3 years ago 309 reads 0 comments

  4. 2011 MLB Predictions: Are Red Sox, Phillies Destined for October Rendezvous?

    All 30 teams set out with the same goal, but in the end, only one team can achieve it. Which begs the question; which team will it be? The revamped Red Sox or the pitching-rich Phillies? ...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 837 reads 8 comments

  5. 2011 MLB Awards Predictions: Adrian Gonzalez, Roy Halladay Headline My Picks

    With opening day mere days away, I've made my picks for whom I believe will be taking home hardware this November. Some of these picks are early favorites, and some I'm sure will raise some eyebrows...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 1,891 reads 8 comments

  6. AL West Preview: Resurgent Angels, A's Look to Dethrone AL Champion Rangers

    After years of the Mike Scioscia Angels maintaining a stranglehold on the AL West, things finally came together for the Texas Rangers in 2010, as they overcame their rivals from California on their way to their very first American League pennant...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 216 reads 1 comments

  7. 2011 AL Central Preview: Can Twins Hold off Re-Tooled White Sox, Tigers?

    Despite Joe Nathan missing the entire season and Justin Morneau having to sit out the last three months, the Minnesota Twins won their second straight division title in 2010...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 526 reads 0 comments

  8. 2011 AL East Preview: Where Do Red Sox, Yankees Stand After Eventful Winters?

    Collectively, the AL East was as busy a division as there was in baseball this offseason. After focusing on pitching and defense the Winter before and then failing to make the playoffs ...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 885 reads 7 comments

  9. MLB Power Rankings: Miguel Cabrera and the 25 Best Players in the AL Central

    Even with the exodus of such players as C.C. Sabathia, Curtis Granderson, and Zack Greinke the past few seasons, the AL Central certainly has no shortage of talent...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 1,857 reads 21 comments

  10. MLB Hot Stove: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford Among 20 Best Moves Of Offseason

    With shocking free agent signings, blockbuster deals, and no shortage of clear-cut winners and losers, the 2010 off-season certainly hasn't lacked intrigue...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 1,328 reads 9 comments

  11. Victor Martinez a Start, but Detroit Tigers Are Still a Bat and a Starter Short

    One of the orchestrators of the biggest deal of both the 2007 and 2009 winter meetings, many were shocked not to hear from Dave Dombrowski and the Detroit Tigers at the meetings this past week...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 2,259 reads 15 comments

  12. MLB Hot Stove: Where Are Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford and Other Free Agents Headed?

    More so than any other sport, baseball is truly an all year event. The World Series ends, and we get treated to about four months of rumors, speculation, blockbuster signings and trades, and unheralded moves that pay major dividends down the road...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 4,729 reads 13 comments

  13. The 100 Best Players in Baseball Today (Part 5: No. 20-1)

    Numbers 40-21 40. Kevin Youkilis 39. Chris Carpenter 38. Ichiro Suzuki 37. Jayson Werth 36. Jon Lester 35. Justin Morneau 34. David Price 33. Dustin Pedroia 32. Adrian Gonzalez 31...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 3,624 reads 19 comments

  14. The 100 Best Players in Baseball Today (Part 4: #40-21)

    Nos. 60-41 60. Matt Kemp 59. Zack Greinke 58. Derek Jeter 57. Andrew McCutchen 56. Yovani Gallardo 55. Shin-Soo Choo 54. Matt Cain 53. Vladimir Guerrero 52. Jimmy Rollins 51...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 98 reads 3 comments

  15. The 100 Best Players In Baseball Today (Part 3: #60-41)

    Numbers 80-61 80. Rickie Weeks 79. Matt Garza 78. Manny Ramirez 77. Dan Uggla 76. Mat Latos 75. Martin Prado 74. Joe Nathan 73. Jason Heyward 72. Corey Hart 71. Francisco Liriano 70...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 3 years ago 624 reads 0 comments

  16. The 100 Best Players in Baseball Today (Part 2: #80-61)

    Numbers 100-81 100. Heath Bell 99. Brian Roberts 98. Chris Young 97. John Danks 96. Ted Lilly 95. Magglio Ordonez 94. C.J. Wilson 93. Buster Posey 92. David Ortiz 91. Andy Pettitte 90...

    John Church Written by John Church about almost 4 years ago 842 reads 2 comments

  17. 100 Best Players In Baseball Today (Part 1: #100-81)

    A year after I wrote the original list, I figured it was time to update it. While I was happy with the first list all in all, I feel I did a much better job this time around...

    John Church Written by John Church about almost 4 years ago 614 reads 2 comments

  18. The 10 Best Moments of The Tigers' 2010 Season So Far

    All things considered, it's basically impossible to complain about how the Detroit Tigers' 2010 campaign has played out thus far; they've exceeded just about everyone's expectations up until this point...

    John Church Written by John Church about 4 years ago 349 reads 2 comments

  19. 2010 MLB Month In Review: May

    25 Thoughts and Observations on May 1. To call this season "'68 redux" may be doing it a disservice. After all, only one perfect game was thrown that year; we saw two this past month...

    John Church Written by John Church about 4 years ago 241 reads 2 comments

  20. Dontrelle Willis and the Detroit Tigers Just Couldn't Make It Work

    You can't say they didn't try. Dontrelle Willis and the Tigers did everything they could to make it work. They put him on the DL and gave him a mental vacation. They changed his mechanics, and then changed them back...

    John Church Written by John Church about 4 years ago 227 reads 5 comments

  21. Johnny Damon, Jose Valverde Earn Their Tiger Stripes

    The Tiger faithful love their team, and stand by their players through good and bad. That is, after said players have won them over...

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  22. 2010 MLB: April Month in Review

    25 Observations and Thoughts on April 1. Dear Red Sox Nation: Chill. As bad as the Sox have looked so far, it's a marathon, not a sprint. 2. Target Field looks gorgeous; high on my list of ballparks to see...

    John Church Written by John Church about 4 years ago 260 reads 1 comments

  23. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part VIII: Postseason)

    First things first, thanks to everyone who followed this series. Hope you enjoyed what I had to say; if nothing else, you get to throw them in my face if I end up being dead wrong...

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  24. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part VII: Awards & Misc. Predictions)

    With the division previews wrapped up, I'm now going to make some predictions regarding the major awards. I'm also making a few misc...

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  25. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part VI: NL West)

    As recently as 2008, the NL West was actually the laughing stock of major league baseball, chock full of mediocre (at best) teams. What a difference a few years makes...

    John Church Written by John Church about over 4 years ago 166 reads 3 comments