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article August 17, 2017

30 Teams, 30 Compelling Storylines

There's never really a dull moment in baseball, even if your team is out of playoff contention. Whether you're a Dodgers fan or a Phillies fan, there's at least one reason to watch your favorite franchise on the diamond in the final weeks of the regular season. More»
RotationCardinals-1 article August 14, 2017

NL Central Title In the Cards?

After a recent eight-game winning streak, the Cardinals are making a run in the NL Central. After looking lost for much of the season, they enter week just a game behind the Cubs, and now have a friendly feline on their side. More»
X-Factors-PlayoffRaces-2 article August 10, 2017

12 Biggest Late-Season X-Factors

In the big picture of 162 ballgames, no one player can dictate the course of a team's season. But in the much smaller window, a key injury situation or a single guy running particularly hot or cold can make a huge difference. More»
SabathiaRotation article August 6, 2017

CC Still Turning Back The Clock

CC Sabathia's at an age and stage when there are lots of cool notes attached to his numbers, including most recently when he tied Cy Young for 20th on the all-time strikeout list. But all he cares about now is helping the Yankees win. More»
RankingRaces article August 3, 2017

MLB Playoff & Awards Races, Ranked

Now that the Trade Deadline dust has settled, we can settle into the home stretch of the Major League season. So let's run through and rank all of the playoff races combined with the awards competitions, from least to most compelling. More»
GettyImages-824130428 article July 31, 2017

Wild AL Race Changing By the Minute

We now have a face for the craziness that is the 2017 American League Wild Card picture, and it belongs to Jaime Garcia. Garcia was dealt from the Braves to the Twins on July 24 ... then traded to the Yankees after Minnesota's rough week. More»
DeadlineSurprises article July 27, 2017

5 Deadline Surprises We'd Like to See

We seem to simultaneously know nothing and everything when it comes to baseball's non-waiver Trade Deadline, but that doesn't mean this period can't shock the senses. Here are five things that could happen that would be pleasant surprises. More»
GettyImages-821306542 article July 24, 2017

Pitching In? L.A., Nats May Seek Depth

The Deadline trade ante might have been upped by what transpired Sunday, when, within minutes of each other, Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg both left their starts abnormally early, raising questions for the Dodgers and Nationals. More»
teamsdeadlines article July 20, 2017

10 Most Interesting Teams at Deadline

As July 31 approaches, teams are faced with some tough decisions as to whether or not they should attempt to make a run or reload for next year. What do the teams do that are on the cusp of success? And do the front-runners sit on their heels? More»
RotationContenderTD article July 17, 2017

Trade Winds: Biggest Contender Needs

The Cubs have made a move that's working out so far. The Nationals got bullpen help. With a couple of weeks before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, let's take a look at some other contenders and see what they may be looking for. More»
BrewRays article July 13, 2017

5 Predictions for MLB's Second Half

We know the Dodgers and Astros are in the conversation for best team in baseball. We know the Nationals are but an entire bullpen change away from saying the same. What about the rest? Let's look into the second-half crystal ball. More»
overlooked-all-star-candidates article June 29, 2017

Overlooked MLB All-Star Candidates

With MLB All-Star Game voting coming to a close on Thursday night, this seems like a good time to celebrate position players -- some of whom will wind up making it to Miami, many of whom will not -- whose strong seasons you might have overlooked. More»
GettyImages-698909124 article June 26, 2017

Dodgers Making Case For MLB's Best

The Dodgers have the best record in baseball's best division, and, thanks to crazy depth and crazy comebacks, they might soon have the best record in baseball, making them the top MLB story among a starting five of topics worth bantering about this week. More»
lindorcorrea article June 21, 2017

MLB's 5 Most Fun Player Debates

Who is the best pitcher in the league? It's a trickier question than you might think. How about the best young shortstop? And If you were starting a franchise, would you draft Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant? Let's settle some fun arguments. More»
RotationNLWest-1 article June 19, 2017

NL Power Trio: The West's Best

A three-headed monster has emerged in the National League West, as the Rockies, Dodgers and D-backs could be frontrunners for three of the league's five postseason spots. This week, the teams will battle for divisional supremacy. More»
natsCloser article June 15, 2017

10 Biggest Trade Deadline Needs

With the MLB Draft behind us, fans can look ahead toward the Trade Deadline. Each of baseball's contenders have a need they should try to fill to solidify their standing in the playoff race. Let's explore what teams might be looking for. More»
SoE-RotationDraft article June 12, 2017

MLB Draft Picks: The Game-Changers

The MLB Draft begins on Monday night. Just for fun, let's take a look at a few examples of recent picks that have shaped the 2017 standings. One of these guys is currently hitting mammoth home runs for the Yankees. More»
nats_astros article June 8, 2017

5 Biggest Trade Deadline Questions

Right now, every Major League front office is waist deep in the Draft waters, angling for the amateur talent that is going to shape squads in the future. We will then get a clear picture of how the Trade Deadline may shape up. More»
600ClubRotation article June 5, 2017

Scouting Out the Future 600 HR Club

Albert Pujols' grand heroics notwithstanding, it's understandable why the average fan would feel the 600 home run mark is a bit watered-down, but it could be a while before we see again what we saw this weekend. Who's next up? More»
key-june-players article June 1, 2017

10 Key MLB Players Entering June

The month of June will bring us clearer skies and a clearer picture in the Major League standings. This is a moving month, one in which the jockeying for positioning can undoubtedly be affected by the health and productivity of key contributors. Here are 10 to watch. More»

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