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Trade Deadline Acquisitions That Could Make the Yankees World Series Contenders

The New York Yankees have exceeded expectations through the early going of the MLB season, sitting atop the American League East. But, as we have learned from the Yankees, it's never enough. Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson was joined by National MLB Columnist Scott Miller to discuss the Yankees' potential trade targets. Show More Summary

MLB Trade Talk: Latest Chatter on Top Trade Candidates

About one-fifth of the way through the 2015 MLB season, there's a general idea of which teams are contenders, pretenders or just plain bad. This also provides us with an idea of which franchises will turn into buyers or sellers in the...Show More Summary

Justin Masterson Injury: Updates on Red Sox Pitcher's Shoulder and Return

Starting pitcher Justin Masterson has struggled mightily thus far in 2015, but the Boston Red Sox are hopeful that a stint on the disabled list could help turn things around. Continue for updates. Masterson Placed on 15-Day DL with Shoulder...Show More Summary

Jean Segura Injury: Updates on Brewers SS' Finger and Return

The Milwaukee Brewers are set to be without Jean Segura for several weeks after the shortstop fractured his pinky finger. Continue for updates. Brewers Place Segura on 15-Day Disabled List Thursday, May 14 The Brewers announced the news...Show More Summary

Michael Wacha Should Be on Everyone's Early NL Cy Young Short List

It's hard to recall someone coming from college baseball to a major league diamond as quickly and with as much success as Michael Wacha. He's turned heads over the last several years and certainly got the attention of hitting instructors around the league. Show More Summary

Kluber Notches 18 Strikeouts to Set Interleague Record

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber set a record for interleague play with his 18 strikeouts in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, per Lee Sinins of Complete Baseball Encyclopedia. Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez...Show More Summary

Grading Doug Melvin's Success Rate Drafting Top Pitching Prospects

Following early-season scares —including a 4-17 start that led to Ron Roenicke being fired — Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin bought himself some security in placing blame elsewhere. But as his job status remains a question...Show More Summary

Top MLB Prospect Call-Up Radar Report, Week 6

The 2015 season is only a month old, but already a number of notable prospects have received call-ups to the major leagues. Undoubtedly, there are more to come—and soon. Highly regarded youngsters like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Roberto Osuna and Archie Bradley have been seeing regular action for their respective clubs for quite some time now. Show More Summary

One Roster Move Each MLB Team Should Make ASAP

At this point in the MLB season, no team feels completely comfortable with its roster, and there is always tinkering to be done in an effort to get the best 25 guys in the big leagues. Even if the big league roster is relatively solid,...Show More Summary

Chicago Cubs: After Early Struggles, Jon Lester Starting to Earn Paycheck

This past offseason was a busy one for the Chicago Cubs. They signed ace pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract, and they lured manager Joe Maddon to the North Side with a five-year, $25 million offer. High expectations...Show More Summary

Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 6 Buzz, Rumors

It doesn't seem like Opening Day was all that long ago, but we are already six weeks into MLB's regular season, with roughly 20 percent of the 162-game slate behind us. Have baseball's new pace-of-play rules somehow sped up time? OrShow More Summary

5 Bold Predictions for the Remainder of Mets' Season

At the middle of May, the New York Mets are currently 20-14 and in first place in the National League East. The Washington Nationals though have been playing much better after a slow start, so maintaining the division lead will not be...Show More Summary

Robinson Cano Finally Starting to Step Up as Nelson Cruz's Bash Brother

It seems to be sports-fanatic nature to panic prematurely. A quarterback throws a couple of interceptions in the first quarter, a shooting guard is shut out over his first 10 shot attempts, a goalie gives one up in the first minute,Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: Best MLB Pitcher Stats, Picks for May 14

Welcome to the Thursday edition of DraftKings MLB daily advice. Thursday may be scant in terms of matchups, but there is no shortage of quality pitchers to pick apart with impressive stats already this season. Many of the pitchers found below will be facing each other, so not every hurler is going to come away with a win. Show More Summary

Jeurys Familia's Dominance Is MVP of Mets' Breakout Success

Much has been made about the New York Mets' excellent starting pitching so far—and rightly so—from rejuvenated ace Matt Harvey, to superb sophomore Jacob deGrom, to ageless wonder Bartolo Colon, to underrated Jon Niese to new phenom Noah Syndergaard. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for May 14

In looking for potential DraftKings fantasy studs for Thursday, May 14, we have to focus on the Texas Rangers' visit to Kauffman Stadium to take on the Kansas City Royals. Unfortunately for the Rangers, most of the players who appear...Show More Summary

3 Bold Predictions for the Remainder of the Boston Red Sox's Season

The Boston Red Sox are falling well short of expectations in the early goings of the 2015 MLB season. A club picked by many to represent the American League in the World Series is struggling to maintain even a.500 record. Can the Red...Show More Summary

4 Bold Predictions for the Rest of the Baltimore Orioles' Season

The start of the 2015 regular season hasn't gone as planned for the Baltimore Orioles. The team is currently under.500 with a record of 15-17, and it just can't seem to get a streak of good baseball going. The biggest problems thus far...Show More Summary

Jorge Posada Risking His Own Legacy More Than A-Rod's with PED, Yankees Comments

For all of the non-talking baseball players do during their playing days, it’s ironic how chatty and controversial they get after exiting the field for the final time and are trying to sell their own piece of media. Jorge Posada, one...Show More Summary

Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Biggest 1st-Quarter Breakouts

Small sample size. That's the rebuttal anytime an unheralded MLB player like Stephen Vogt or Chris Heston storms out of the gates. After all, the big league season is a 162-game grind, and over the course of that marathon, the numbers tend to even out. Show More Summary

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