1. MLB Power Rankings: Every Team Ranked by Who Is Getting Most Bang for Its Buck

    In Major League Baseball, the bottom line for each team is more closely monitored than ever before. More attention is placed on team payroll and how it correlates to on-field success...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 487 reads 51 comments

  2. Mike Trout Hits for Cycle: What Can't the Angels Superstar Do on the Field?

    When Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners , he had already singled, doubled and tripled in the game...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 6,763 reads 47 comments

  3. Power Ranking All 30 Teams' Top Pitching Prospects

    Good pitching is the name of the game in baseball, and every MLB team is constantly on the search for the next great arm. Now more than ever, teams scan the entire globe for that one pitcher that could be their future ace...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 9,042 reads 27 comments

  4. MLB Trade Speculation: All 30 Teams' Biggest Need at the One-Quarter Mark

    Now that the 2013 MLB season has reached the one-quarter mark, teams have a much clearer picture of their biggest needs going forward...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 395 reads 13 comments

  5. Updated World Series Odds Through the First Quarter of the MLB Season

    Before a single game had even been played in the 2013 MLB season, I predicted each team's odds of making it to the World Series. I'm fairly safe in assuming the odds have changed quite a bit since then...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 5,297 reads 17 comments

  6. 50 MLB Predictions from the Quarter-Mark to the All-Star Break

    The 2013 MLB season is now at the quarter-pole, and each team has had a chance to evaluate what's working and what's missing...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 27,660 reads 62 comments

  7. Predicting the Top 10 Starting Pitchers in MLB 5 Years from Now

    Major League Baseball is fortunate to be loaded with young pitching talent—some of them are already excelling on the grand stage. This season has already seen two outstanding performances from two top right-handed stars...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 5,097 reads 29 comments

  8. St. Louis Cardinals Rotation: Where Does It Rank Among Best in Past 25 Years?

    On Sunday afternoon, Jaime Garcia and the St. Louis Cardinals will attempt a sweep of their series with the Colorado Rockies , one in which the bullpen hasn't even been called upon...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 3,071 reads 8 comments

  9. Cardinals' Shelby Miller Throws Historic One-Hitter: Reaction and Analysis

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller was about as close to perfection as one can get without the threat of ever actually throwing a perfect game...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 11,837 reads 17 comments

  10. Each MLB Team's Most Skewed Early-Season Stat

    With its 162-game schedule, each MLB season is both long and grueling. As such, it's hard to pluck a sample size of statistics from a specific stretch of time and point to it as being a barometer of things to come...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 85 reads 4 comments

  11. Ranking MLB's 10 Most Shocking 2013 Batting Champion Contenders

    With the 2013 MLB season not yet at the one-quarter mark, statistics are still somewhat skewed. Nonetheless, there are still some surprising developments...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 3,476 reads 13 comments

  12. 50 Biggest Shockers of the Early MLB Season

    With the 2013 MLB season just over five weeks old, quite a few shockers have already emerged. A small sample size absolutely skews numbers, but some of the performances seen thus far have indeed been both atrocious and surprising...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 31,511 reads 60 comments

  13. Creating a 25-Man Roster of MLB's Future Superstars

    Imagine that you're starting an expansion team in Major League Baseball and you are given free rein to select any player you want, with one exception—they can only be prospects...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 105,354 reads 75 comments

  14. Hanley Ramirez Injury: How Do Dodgers Fix Their Offense After Latest Calamity?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, courtesy of a Buster Posey walk-off home run. But more importantly, they may have lost their starting shortstop for a significant period of time...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 2,324 reads 8 comments

  15. Jason Motte Surgery: Why It's Time for Trevor Rosenthal to Become Star Closer

    The St. Louis Cardinals are engaged in a tight battle already in the NL Central, and some sobering news on Friday will make their fight to stay alive in that race a little bit tougher...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 4,498 reads 18 comments

  16. Assembling MLB's Perfect Defensive Player, Piece by Piece

    As much as it's fun to watch an awesome display of offensive firepower in any Major League Baseball game, it still comes down to pitching and defense as the means to a successful end...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 287 reads 6 comments

  17. Putting Expiration Dates on MLB's Aging Stars

    Every player reaches a point where the production he provided in his prime simply starts to fade. Sluggers start making adjustments in order to better turn on a fastball...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 1,895 reads 2 comments

  18. Picking All 30 MLB Teams' MVPs, Cy Young for the Month of April

    It's never too early to talk about Cy Young Award and MVP Award candidates. In this case, players from every team are the beneficiaries. With the first month of the 2013 MLB season now in the books, it's time to give these players their just desserts.

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 2,194 reads 12 comments

  19. 50 Most Worthless Players in MLB for the 2013 Season

    Virtually every team in Major League Baseball has a player who could be described as worthless for one reason or another...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 58,536 reads 89 comments

  20. Each MLB Team's Worthless Trade Bait No One Else Wants

    With each passing day in the MLB, trade talk becomes a bit more pronounced. Oftentimes, performance dictates how a team proceeds as it approaches the trade deadline in late July. In some cases, injuries will determine a team's actions as well...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 1,781 reads 7 comments

  21. The Biggest Roadblock Each MLB Contender Faces in Reaching the Postseason

    There's nothing worse than trying to arrive at your destination only to discover that a roadblock stands in the way of you and your intended target...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 76 reads 15 comments

  22. Ranking the Most Debilitating MLB Injuries of April

    The Los Angeles Dodgers started the 2013 season in an enviable position—they had veteran starters in abundance. Their mettle is now being tested, as that abundance is now a shortage...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 2,353 reads 4 comments

  23. Ice Cold MLB Starts Guaranteed Not to Last

    As of Tuesday, the 2013 MLB season had already seen 17 postponements of games, many of them due to ice-cold conditions. Coors Field and Target Field have been the main culprits thus far...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 79 reads 35 comments

  24. One Blockbuster Trade Idea for Each MLB Contender to Overcome Major Injury Loss

    With each MLB season comes a barrage of injuries, and the 2013 season has been no exception thus far. In many cases, those injuries can theoretically change the fortunes of teams as well...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 5,424 reads 12 comments

  25. MLB Prospect Rankings: Breaking Down the Top Slugger from Each Organization

    With the advent of technology, baseball scouts now have at their disposal a variety of tools with which to better evaluate talent at the high school, college and international...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 16,914 reads 14 comments