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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
There was so much stupid associated with Hunter Strickland's 98-mph plunking of Bryce Harper's hip in the eighth inning at AT&T Park on Monday afternoon. Players will hopefully one day learn that no good comes from revenge. More»
We're headed into Memorial Day weekend, and this holiday is often cited as the point in the schedule where MLB teams start to have a good assessment of what they have and what they lack. So, here are 10 team strengths that have stood out thus far in 2017. More»
The fact that Terry Collins considered intentionally walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded over the weekend just gives us occasion to point out the very ridiculous reality that right now Trout is a better hitter than he has ever been before. More»
We are 25 percent of the way through the MLB season, which is deep enough to come to some conclusions but, alas, not deep enough to answer all the questions we took into the year. If anything, it's only created more questions. More»
Mere minutes after Derek Jeter was honored Sunday night, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, wearing Jeter's number on his back, hit a grand slam. Here, just for fun, is a power ranking of players currently donning the deuce. More»
Baseball's trade season doesn't typically begin to take shape until after the MLB Draft, which is still a month away. But just for some good, clean fun, let's read some tea leaves and make a few way-too-early predictions. More»
The Astros' Marwin Gonzalez hasn't just been a capable bench player -- he's been on absolute fire. Same goes for the Rockies' Mark Reynolds, one of the biggest bats for Colorado so far. Their success is changing how the West is won. More»
We've picked All-Star squads made up of players who entered 2017 with little to no star-level track record to their name but got off to stellar starts. Some of them will fade, and I'd venture to guess the majority don't make it to Miami, but let's salute them while we can. More»
The Mets hoped that their rotation and Yoenis Cespedes could stay healthy. That hasn't happened. Undoubtedly, there's bad luck involved here, but some curious injury management may have worsened the situation. More»
April is baseball's weird uncle, with scores of players who get off to underwhelming starts. Thankfully, for these guys, April is just about over. And for the 10 guys on this list, there is data to support the idea that May and beyond might just be more to their liking. More»
The Dodgers and Giants begin a four-game series at AT&T Park on Monday night and, just 12 percent of the way through the season schedule, there's plenty of reason to wonder if the NL West rivals' three-season run of finishing 1-2 is over. More»
Heading into the 2017 season, many MLB.com reporters predicted that Andrew Benintendi would win AL Rookie of the Year and Dansby Swanson would win it in the NL. And both have been solid. But here are 10 other rookies who've stood out thus far. More»
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