MLB Articles

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
21 hours 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
Mike Trout
The World Series may be over and the Chicago Cubs have finally exorcised their century-long demons, but the Major League Baseball calendar is never-ending. This week the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) will make their...
Jake Rose
3 months ago
Dave Winfield, 65, is one of sports’ true gentlemen, as fans of the Padres, Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Twins and Indians can attest. The 6’6”, 220-pound outfielder brought a sweet swing, great glove and positive attitude to every...
Nathan Rush
3 months ago
It’s finally going to happen. Either the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs are going to win this year’s World Series, ending one of the two longest active World Series championship droughts.   The Indians won their last World...
Jake Rose
3 months ago
Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs had wild roads to get to the National League Championship Series.   The Dodgers, the most injured team in baseball this season, slugged their way to a fourth straight NL West title and an NLCS...
Jake Rose
4 months ago
Both the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays swept what many might have called superior opponents in their respective American League Division Series. Cleveland shocked the baseball world by keeping Boston, the best offense in the game, in...
Jake Rose
4 months ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 31 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in...
Nathan Rush
4 months ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 31 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in...
Nathan Rush
4 months ago
Madison Bumgarner
The bright lights of New York City tend to be the most glaring when one of the Big Apple’s two baseball teams is in the postseason. Since the Mets survived to see the wild card, all eyes in the baseball-crazed city will be on the mound of...
Jake Rose
4 months ago

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