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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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