MLB Articles

Paul Goldschmidt
When it comes to your team having success in fantasy baseball this season it may come down to one simple question – who is on first? Looking ahead, this is a position that seems to thin out rather quickly after the top five or six players...
Chris Meyers
2 days ago
Mike Trout
The state of the Angels is evident in the popularity of a debate that should be unthinkable: Would they be better off trading Mike Trout to jump-start a rebuilding effort? Already a two-time MVP and just 25 years old, Trout is the best player in...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
MLB’s spring training camps in Florida and Arizona are in full force now. While the games that really matter are still several weeks away, it’s never too early to think ahead to the start of the upcoming season, and that’s...
Chris Meyers
3 days ago
Carlos Correa
On the morning of June 30, 2014, the Astros were in last place with a 36–47 record en route to a 70–92 finish that, while unimpressive, broke a string of three straight 100-loss seasons. The Sports Illustrated cover dated June 30, 2014...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
Joe Mauer
Coming off a 103-loss nightmare, the post-Terry Ryan era begins with an attempt to right the ship. The newly hired team of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine pledged to do their part to build a team capable of...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
The 2016 MLB season will forever be remembered for the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series title in more than a century. But that historic ending was just one of numerous baseball “firsts” that occurred last season. Here is a...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
Bryce Harper
Baseball can be a strange sport, especially when you take into consideration that it’s been played professionally for more than 140 years yet continues to provide those “what just happened” moments. Take last season for...
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
Eric Hosmer
Kansas City’s championship window is closing. The cash-strapped Royals set a franchise record with a $131.5 million payroll in 2016, but team owner David Glass instructed general manager Dayton Moore to scale back for 2017. The Royals aren...
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
Miguel Cabrera
When a team with an aging roster and a bloated, luxury-taxed payroll in excess of $200 million fails to make the playoffs, as the Tigers did in 2016, a change in philosophy is warranted. Thus, when GM Al Avila vowed at the start of the offseason to...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Two years ago, Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 MLB Draft by Arizona. Although he was traded to Atlanta that December, Swanson made quite the first impression for the Braves after he was called up this...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
The 2017 MLB Draft is set for June 12-14 and while the nation’s top high school prospects are merely teenagers and seemingly years away from the big leagues, a look at some of last season’s best players will show that this can be the...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
150 Funny Fantasy Baseball Team Names for 2017
Spring training sites in Florida and Arizona are once again abuzz with activity, signaling the countdown to another season of baseball, which also means that fantasy baseball just around the corner too. And while it’s never too early to start...
Chris Meyers
1 week ago
Corey Kluber
The Indians enter the 2017 season in the best position to play deep into October on an annual basis since they dominated the AL Central from 1995 through 2001. While their run to Game 7 of the World Series last season may have been unexpected, it...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Anthony Rizzo
Since Chicago Cubs fans specialized in waiting patiently during their 108-year championship drought, it makes sense that the nine years between the 2007 MLB Draft and their magical World Series championship season don’t seem like an eternity...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Jose Abreu
For the last three seasons, the debate around the White Sox was persistent: Was management reloading or retooling? Were the Sox contenders in need of a tweak or pretenders destined to stay on the wrong side of .500? After three years of being stuck...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Josh Donaldson
Coming off consecutive trips to the American League Championship Series, the Toronto Blue Jays are a team that remains a contender, but also a club entering a period of transition. Back for 2017 is the majority of the pitching staff that led the...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
It may seem like the World Series just ended, but the start of spring training in Florida and Arizona signals the countdown to the 2017 MLB season has begun. While no doubt much attention will be paid to the reigning world champion Chicago Cubs,...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Evan Longoria
Back in the day, the Devil made them do it. But what possessed the 2016 version of the Rays to lose more games than in any year since the name truncation was an unholy amalgam of shoddy fundamentals, slapdash base running, leaky defense and patchy...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Coastal Carolina’s run to the 2016 College World Series title was somewhat unprecedented in that the Chanticleers accomplished the feat in their first-ever appearance. But it also continued a trend in that it marked the fourth straight year...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Gary Sanchez
It’s been four years since the Yankees last won a playoff game. The icons of a previous dynasty are long gone, and the fruits of a much-improved farm system are on the way. For the time being, this is a team in transition, trying to contend...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Mookie Betts
The Red Sox spent years building for the future. Under Dave Dombrowski, however, they’re acting as if the apocalypse is drawing near. Blessed with a young roster and loads of talent at the big-league level, Dombrowski is going for it in a big...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
2017 Baseball MLB Preview Magazine
With pitchers and catchers ready to report for Spring Training and another MLB Opening Day just around the corner, the Athlon Sports 2017 Baseball Annual slides home in time to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by fans of the...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Manny Machado
The Orioles are picked to finish in or near last place every offseason, and they continue to contend while confounding their critics. The upcoming season shouldn’t be any different. They can hit, they can field and no one puts out a better...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
The Los Angeles Rams’ hiring of Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay is a record-setting move. At 30, McVay (above, center with Rams COO Kevin Demoff and general manager Les Snead) becomes the youngest head coach in NFL...
Aaron Tallent
1 month ago
It’s still January, but baseball will be back before you know it with the start of MLB’s spring training less than a month away. Those who have already had enough of winter can focus on the fact that all 30 teams will soon be...
Mark Ross
1 month ago

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