MLB Articles

Bryce Harper
Were the 95-win Washington Nationals of 2016 victims of the cruel, crapshoot mentality of October, or were they just flawed enough to lose in the NLDS to Los Angeles? That question hung over their offseason, and it hangs over them again as 2017...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Bryce Harper
Outfield always seems deep each season in fantasy baseball, but don’t let a fantastic top 15, and upper tier of 10 more players fool you. Remember, in most leagues you need at least three outfielders, if not more.   Related: 2017...
Chris Meyers
3 weeks ago
Odubel Herrera
Hope is building in Philadelphia.   The Phillies, who finished last season with an average age of 26.9, the second youngest in baseball, have brought a handful of young talent to the majors — and more is on the way. Evidence of a much-...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
150 Funny Fantasy Baseball Team Names for 2017
Spring training in Florida and Arizona is once again abuzz with activity, signaling the countdown to another season of baseball, which also means that fantasy baseball just around the corner. And while it’s never too early to start your...
Chris Meyers
3 weeks ago
Noah Syndergaard
The Mets, who have enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in almost a decade, are now knee-deep into their World Series-chasing phase. This offseason, instead of waiting and hoping that Yoenis Cespedes would come back, general...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Spring training always signals the start of a new MLB season and the opportunity to start over and get a fresh start is not just limited to teams. Just like those clubs who entered the 2016 season with high hopes only to see opposite results, the...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Josh Donaldson
Third base is another position that offers great power opportunity when putting together your fantasy baseball team this season. Much like shortstop, the hot corner also has witnessed an impressive youth movement.   Related: 2017 Fantasy...
Chris Meyers
3 weeks ago
Giancarlo Stanton
The Marlins believe — like they did last year — that they can compete for the postseason in 2017.   This time, however, they’ll have to do so without the late Jose Fernandez, one of the game’s top pitchers who died in...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Dansby Swanson
And so, the awkward adolescent phase begins. Following the 2015 season, the Braves began trading away veterans in earnest for what they would bring back in prospects, leaving the major-league roster to be staffed by Freddie Freeman and whoever else...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Manny Machado
Shortstop has become a haven of young talent over the last four years, and this season is the definition of this as a look at the top of the fantasy rankings at the position will show. Consider that a player like Troy Tulowitzki, a guy that was...
Chris Meyers
4 weeks ago
Funny, Clever Names for Your Softball Team
It’s time to break out the old bat and glove, and perhaps most essentially, your favorite muscle ointment. That’s right, recreational slow-pitch (and fast-pitch) softball season is upon us! That being the case, you are...
Rob McVey
4 weeks ago
Jose Altuve
Second base in fantasy baseball this season offers a little bit of everything. You want power? Brian Dozier, Rougned Odor can likely get you close to 30 home runs. You want speed? Jose Altuve, Dee Gordon and Trea Turner should be able to pad...
Chris Meyers
4 weeks ago
Adrian Beltre
The good news for the Texas Rangers the past two seasons, of course, is that they won the American League West. Some might say they did so unexpectedly, even in 2016 as the defending division champs. Their playoff experience, though, has been a...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Mike Trout
Spring training is in full bloom in Florida and Arizona, the World Baseball Classic is just around the corner and if you look hard enough you can see the start of another fantasy baseball season on the horizon. In fact, some leagues have probably...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Robinson Cano
The goal in Seattle is simple — make the playoffs. While most teams have similar aspirations, the Mariners have gone longer than any other team in MLB without a postseason appearance — 15 seasons. That growing number looms over the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Khris Davis
The A’s are making no promises about contending in 2017. It would be a stretch to suggest this team could keep up with the Rangers or Astros. The A’s finished last in consecutive seasons and seem to have 2019 in their sights more than...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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 month ago

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