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»
We entered this season with plenty of unfinished business on the trade front, including White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. But there are many reasons why it's likely that this year's Trade Deadline is going to be even more bonkers than expected. More»
Everyone gets so excited for baseball's return, and then suddenly, the Red Sox have the flu and Trea Turner is hurt and so is Buster Posey. But instead of focusing on the bad news, here are 10 early, encouraging signs for some people that really needed them. More»
The basic gist of the National League West this decade is that the Dodgers win division titles, the Giants win World Series titles and everybody else is just sort of scenery. So far, Arizona and Colorado are upending the division's typical pecking order. More»
No matter what their goals are, every MLB team needs more than just their star players to do their part. With that in mind, I went through every team and picked a guy who is not exactly a star, but who could have a bigger role than you think. More»
Welcome back to The Rotation, a weekly guide to five hot topics in baseball. As a new year of baseball begins, The Rotation dives into statistical trends, including the rising home run rate, plus predictions and hopes for the new season. More»
Once again, baseball's Opening Day isn't one day -- it will be spread across two days, with three games on Sunday and a bunch more on Monday. But wouldn't it be fun if we could put the singular "day" back in Opening Day and play them all at once? More»
When 30 teams of 25 active players from 40-man rosters play 162 games of nine innings and 27 outs each over 183 days, well, there's a lot to be said. But, in this fast-paced world, we don't have time for that. Let's stick to a strict word count. More»
As you all know, Opening Day rosters aren't going to be the same in September. A 162-game season brings plenty of unpredictability with it, and teams often have to make upgrades -- internally if they're lucky. With that in mind, here are 12 prospects to keep an eye on. More»
There are always interesting out-of-options situations in MLB spring camps. And with the roster crunches down to the final two weeks before Opening Day, here are some of the intriguing players who are out of options and on the bubble. More»
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