MLB Articles

Jose Bautista
The American League East is completely up for grabs in 2015. For most teams in the East, scoring runs won’t be much of a problem, but the fact there is not one single, proven, ace in any team’s rotation is telling. No team in the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Stephen Strasburg
The Nationals’ talented but underachieving roster reached a crossroads this winter, with a slew of critical players heading into their walk years in 2015. The choices were clear: Keep the band together for one more run at a title, even if it...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Cole Hamels
After several years of hoping to coax one more run out of the rusting frame of the team that won five division titles, two pennants and a World Series from 2007-11, the Phillies have finally given in to a full rebuilding effort. Consecutive 89-loss...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Matt Harvey
After six consecutive losing seasons, tied with Houston for the longest active streak in the majors, the Mets believe they can finally break the .500 mark — and these days, if you do that, you can contend for a wild card. Anything less would...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Giancarlo Stanton
As Marlins manager Mike Redmond pointed out during the winter meetings, it was difficult to envision a scenario in which his team would be better without right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins, in spite of a widely held belief that Stanton...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Los Angeles Dodgers
Athlon Sports has polled 10 experts from around Major League Baseball in an effort to find the best place to watch a game. Based on criteria like fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tradition, surrounding area, facilities, gameday...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Julius Thomas
Coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Julius Thomas is looking to cash in as the top tight end in this year’s free agent class. Unheralded when Denver drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, the former Portland State football and...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Freddie Freeman
John Hart has tried his best to convince Braves fans that the team wasn’t simply rebuilding for the opening of the new stadium in 2017. The newly named president of baseball operations tried to argue that the Braves would be “very...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Miguel Cabrera
Spring training is underway, and the 2015 Major League Baseball is less than a month way. With the first pitch of 2015 fast approaching, Athlon Sports is taking a look at some of the key storylines for the upcoming season. The AL Central produced...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Yu Darvish
The last place the Texas Rangers expected to find themselves in 2014 was last place. But that’s where they finished after injuries conspired to knock them from favorites in the American League West to a 95-loss season and sole occupancy of...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Felix Hernandez
This shapes up as a season of hope — and expectation — in Seattle after last year’s 16-game turnaround and the addition of the major leagues’ home run champion. The Mariners fell one game short a year ago of ending a...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Sonny Gray
You can no longer tell the A’s without a scorecard. Quite a change from the team that won the American League West in 2012 and ‘13. A three-peat was expected last season, but the A’s crawled through the wild card door after owning...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Mike Trout
The investments took a bit longer to pay off than expected, but the Angels finally justified the free-agent expenditures of recent winters and returned to the playoffs in 2014. They announced their return to championship contention with unexpected...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jose Altuve
You could argue that the Astros had nowhere to go but up in 2014. After all, they won just 51 games the year before and couldn’t afford another 100-loss season. But the Astros wound up making one of the biggest turnarounds in baseball last...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jose Altuve
Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season is less than a month away, which means fantasy baseball is just around the corner. For some leagues, drafts have already begun or will soon begin and Athlon Sports is here to help. Besides providing our...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Paul Goldschmidt
Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season is less than a month away, which means fantasy baseball is just around the corner. For some leagues, drafts have already begun or will soon begin and Athlon Sports is here to help. Besides providing our...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Mauer
When Phil Hughes signed a three-year, $42 million contract extension just before Christmas, the veteran righthander insisted he could see signs of hope for a Twins franchise that has fallen on hard times. It’s not just the prospects,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Alex Gordon
The Kansas City Royals awoke from a 29-year playoff slumber in 2014 and became baseball’s darlings during a postseason run that started with a record eight consecutive wins and ended one shy of a World Series title. Ace and clubhouse leader...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Miguel Cabrera
Despite winning a fourth straight AL Central crown, the Tigers took a small step backward in 2014, getting swept by the Orioles in the Division Series and falling short of the ALCS for the first time since 2010. The chief culprit was easy to spot...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Corey Kluber
The Indians have the pitching to make a run at the postseason this year despite the new muscle that has been added to the AL Central. Led by AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, the starting rotation posted a 2.95 ERA after the All-Star break,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Chris Sale
White Sox management started the offseason by saying they wanted the team’s fans to dream again. After watching the Sox lose 188 games the last two seasons, fans wondered how optimistic their dreams should be. Management spoke with its...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Albert Pujols
The American League West is chalked full of A-list characters that make the cast of "Birdman" look like a B-movie. King Felix’s kingdom in Seattle, MVP Mike Trout in Southern Cal, Billy Beane wheeling and dealing in the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Buster Posey
Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season is less than a month away, which means fantasy baseball is just around the corner. For some leagues, drafts have already begun or will soon begin and Athlon Sports is here to help. Besides providing our...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Victor Martinez
Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season is less than a month away, which means fantasy baseball is just around the corner. For some leagues, drafts have already begun or will soon begin and Athlon Sports is here to help. Besides providing our...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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