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5 Takeaways from New York Mets' Early-Season Struggles

Despite splurging this offseason for the first time in years, the New York Mets are off to a slow start to the 2014 season. The most notable offseason acquisitions include outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young, as well as ageless starter Bartolo Colon. However, the Mets continue to struggle for consistency on offense and defense. Show More Summary

Yankees' Carlos Beltran Passes Joe DiMaggio on All-Time Home Run List

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has played only 14 games with his new team, but it didn't take him long to surpass a milestone that was set by one of the franchise's most-beloved icons. Beltran's solo blast in the first inning...Show More Summary

Taijuan Walker Injury: Updates on Mariners Pitcher's Shoulder and Return

The Seattle Mariners have gotten off to a solid 7-6 start to the 2014 MLB season, but the front office will likely have one eye on the future as the campaign plays out because there aren’t necessarily immediate World Series aspirations in place. That future received a dose of unfortunate news Wednesday when the Mariners’ top prospect was shut down. Show More Summary

How Masahiro Tanaka Is Sending Strikeout Rate Sky-High in MLB

Through three major league starts, Masahiro Tanaka has become the ace of the New York Yankees staff, dominated three different lineups and established himself as must-watch television. Along the way, the 25-year-old Japanese star has become a strikeout artist. Show More Summary

MLB Team Needs 2014: Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians have the unenviable task of replicating a magical 2013 with a few vital arms leaving the city. Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir are gone and Chris Perez is out bolstering the Dodgers bullpen, leaving the rotation...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Injury: Updates on Nationals Star's Quad and Return

The Washington Nationals have gotten off to a solid 8-6 start in the early going this season, but they received some unfortunate news before their Wednesday game with the Miami Marlins. The team’s official Twitter account updated fans...Show More Summary

Dominant Shutout Proves Johnny Cueto Has Regained MLB Ace Status

The Cincinnati Reds are not exactly off to a roaring start this season. They currently stand at 6-9 on the year and have a number of areas that need to be shored up if they hope to contend. However, the top of the rotation would not be one of those areas. Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Cubs' Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses of the 2014 Season

A dozen games into the 2014 MLB season, the Chicago Cubs find themselves heading into Yankee Stadium with a 4-8 record and a 3-6 record against division rivals. Surprising? Not so much. The Cubs are expected to round out the bottom of...Show More Summary

Why Stephen Strasburg Is Being Passed Up by MLB's Other Young Aces

Remember when Stephen Strasburg was The Next Big Thing in Pitching? The way the Washington Nationals right-hander is throwing these days, it's getting harder and harder to recall such a time, even though it wasn't all that long ago. The No. Show More Summary

5 Boston Red Sox Fantasy Baseball Sleepers to Watch in 2014

Two weeks have passed in most fantasy baseball leagues and, like most owners, you are probably starting to wonder just how your team will pan out after the start to the MLB 2014 season. Taking stock of their success last year, the Boston...Show More Summary

Why George Springer Is Hyped as MLB's Next Great Hitting Stud

The Houston Astros will promote top prospect George Springer before Wednesday’s game. The 24-year-old outfielder gets the call after a red-hot start this spring at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he batted.353/.459/.647 with 17 runs, three home runs, nine RBI and four steals in 13 games. Show More Summary

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Sets Franchise Record with 21 RBI Through 15 Games

Following a five-RBI performance in Tuesday's 11-2 trouncing of the Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a whopping 21 RBI for the season, setting a new franchise record for most RBI by one player through...Show More Summary

Baltimore Orioles' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

We are 13 games deep into the Baltimore Orioles' 2014 season, and the club is sitting at a mediocre 6-7. The O's are smack dab in the middle of the AL (seventh) in runs scored and 10th in team ERA, kept afloat by Chris Tillman's astounding...Show More Summary

Selecting San Francisco Giants' All-21st Century Team, Position by Position

With four division titles, three World Series appearances and two World Series titles during the 21st century, the San Francisco Giants have enjoyed exceptional success in the new millennium. That certainly made selecting an All-21st...Show More Summary

UTK: Reds Pitcher Mat Latos Has Another Setback, Reds' Rotation Struggles

Mat Latos has a lot of new scars. They match his tattoos in ways, but they're hardly fashionable. He has a couple small ones on his elbow from having bone chips removed, then another couple on his knee where his meniscus was removed. With...Show More Summary

Indians' Michael Bourn Closing in on 300 Career Stolen Bases

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn, who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, needs just one more stolen base to reach 300 for his career. He may be a bit hesitant to run after missing the first 13 games of the season with a hamstring injury, but Bourn still figures to record No. Show More Summary

Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Granderson, Pedroia and More

Under the Knife is constantly evolving, but yet it remains the same. If we could go back to that late April day 13 years ago when I sent out an email detailing five key injuries, maybe we could change what this is now, but it remains structurally much the same. The spirit of UTK has shifted to football, basketball and soccer. Show More Summary

New York Yankees' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

The New York Yankees have already given us a lot to analyze in the season's first couple of weeks. A rash of injuries in 2013 led to a reconstruction of the roster this offseason by general manager Brian Cashman, and the new faces have (for the most part) been major contributors. Show More Summary

Bryce Harper's New Gatorade Commercial Is Wet, Screaming Insanity

Intense? Screaming? Soaking wet? Yup, it’s a new Bryce Harper commercial. The Washington Nationals slugger is soaked head to toe in a new commercial by Gatorade. He’s also tearing the covers off balls and yelling like a wild beast, which...Show More Summary

Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

A team's win-loss record early on during the season is not always the best indicator of how the team has performed, simply because it is such a small sample size to work with. With that in mind, what follows is a breakdown of all 30Show More Summary

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