Mike Trout: Thrice an AL MVP bridesmaid?

Mike Trout is the best all-around player in Major League Baseball. There are decent arguments he should have won the American League MVP during his first two full big league seasons, which is remarkable, and he’s probably the front-runner in 2014. But my vote this season goes to Victor Martinez.

After last September’s heroics, where are Cleveland Indians fans?

I wrote a similar piece last year and in 2012, but didn’t think I’d need to opine on the same topic again this season. I was wrong.

Last September, the Cleveland Indians seemingly regained fan confidence when, under the stewardship of veteran skipper Terry Francona, they won their final 10 games to finish 92-70, capturing the top AL Wild Card spot. Not bad for a squad that collapsed the August prior and fell to a 68-94 clip.

Who has baseball’s best starting rotation after trade deadline?

Baseball’s 2014 trade deadline has come and gone and several top-line starting pitchers have swapped uniforms. The MLB arms race has gotten intense and now four teams have what have to be considered far and away the best starting rotations in baseball. The question is: who has the best collection of starting pitchers after the deadline?

MLB Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers having talks with multiple teams about Matt Kemp

Multiple reports have surfaced on Tuesday that suggest the Los Angeles Dodgers are moving towards trading All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp. Specifically the Dodgers have had talks with the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox in the past week.

Jhonny Peralta: St. Louis Cardinals sign shortstop to huge contract

The St. Louis Cardinals fell in the World Series to the Boston Red Sox and have not been shy about remaking their roster so far this offseason. That continued on Sunday as they signed free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a monster contract.

Detroit Tigers agree to trade Prince Fielder to Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler

On Wednesday night the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers agreed to a blockbuster deal that will sent first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.

Predictions for 2013 MLB postseason awards

The end of Daylight Savings Time, colder weather, and the conclusion of another World Series make early November a sad time for many baseball fans. Thankfully, the sport gives us one last treat by holding recognition for top players during the 11th month.

Winners and losers of the 2013 MLB trade deadline

While it might be too early to tell where some of this year’s deals rank all-time, some of the transactions that went down over the course of the past week are certainly going to pay dividends, one way or another, over the remainder of the regular season. Here are our winners and losers of the 2013 MLB trade deadline.

Report: Chicago White Sox trade Jake Peavy to Boston Red Sox

After declaring Jake Peavy untouchable on Monday, the Chicago White Sox have reportedly turned around and traded him to the Boston Red Sox.

Early contenders in the MLB MVP races

Looking across the statistical leaders across Major League Baseball at the 50-game mark, there’s a fair share of usual suspects, some players that are emerging into stars and some players whose level of production seemingly came out of nowhere. It’s still early, but there are some players that have proved enough to be in the […]

Rick Porcello had one of the worst starts in baseball history on Saturday

Rick Porcello made history on Saturday, but not the kind he’ll want to be remembered for. The Detroit Tigers right-hander logged one of the worst starts in Major League Baseball history in a 10-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

Tigers, Leyland Dodge Major Bullet in Game 1 of ALCS

Despite Jose Valverde’ meltdown and Raul Ibanez’s heroics, Detroit still wins Game 1 of the ALCS. How should Jim Leyland go about things moving forward?

2012 MLB Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

Kurt compares the final win totals for 2012 MLB regular season to his predictions from March. How many did he get right?

MLB’s Parity Amazes … And Other Random Musings and Tidbits

A few nights ago it was so warm I couldn’t sleep, so my mind drifted to Octobers past. I came up with these nuggets, which I believe are all factual with seven weeks to play in another splendid MLB season.

Top 3 Early-Week MLB Series to Watch: 8/6 – 8/9

The great thing about baseball is that there is a ton of action every single day. Here’s a look at what could be the best action of the next few days, as I rank the top 3 series to keep an eye on.