MLB Power Rankings: The Padres reach a season high and the Phillies are flying

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. The first time Ozzie Smith made an All-Star team was 1981, and The Wizard was … Read more

2022 MLB Mock Draft 1.0

The two biggest stories of this MLB draft class are: (1) Whoa! That’s the son of [notable big leaguer]; and (2) the upside of the four prep position players at the top. These two issues overlap as the projected top two picks below are the sons of Andruw Jones and Matt Holliday. Also in the … Read more

MLB Power Rankings: The Dodgers resume the throne and the Reds are out of the basement

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. Welcome back to the best fantasy football fight club column in the world! I’m Levi … Read more

Memorial Day MLB standings check

It’s Memorial Day, MLB fans! And you know what that means: You can now officially look at the MLB standings. The saying goes, among baseball fans, that you should avoid checking the standings until Memorial Day, which puts us two months into the season. That gives teams time to play enough games to add meaning … Read more

Shohei Ohtani blasts two homers in loss to Blue Jays, Rays’ McClanahan torches the Yankees

Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani hit a home run in each of his first two at-bats on Sunday, but it was not enough to stop the Toronto Blue Jays from winning the high-scoring battle 11-10. Ohtani scored the game’s opening run with a solo home run in the first inning, but by the time … Read more

Which surging teams are in a tight race for a top-5 spot?

The last week in baseball, a couple powerhouse offenses stuttered, while squads that seemed destined for a skid have started stringing together wins. We’re just seven weeks into the MLB season, so there’s plenty of baseball left to play. Will the surging San Diego Padres be able to catch up to the Los Angeles Dodgers … Read more

Hicks struggles to maintain control of starter’s role in Cardinals’ 8-1 loss to Jays | St. Louis Cardinals

A tipping point in the Cardinals’ experimental program to build Jordan Hicks into a starter arrived Tuesday night, and with it came a great reckoning on a big role. In the days leading up to Hicks’ start against Toronto, manager Oliver Marmol pinpointed it as the game in which decisions would shift from how many … Read more

Hicks struggles to maintain control in Cardinals’ 8-1 loss to Jays | St. Louis Cardinals

A tipping point in the Cardinals’ experimental program to build Jordan Hicks into a starter arrived Tuesday night, and with it came a great reckoning on a big role. In the days leading up to Hicks’ start against Toronto, manager Oliver Marmol pinpointed it as the game in which decisions would shift from how many … Read more

No great shakes: Hicks struggles to maintain control in starring role in Cardinals’ 8-1 loss to Jays | St. Louis Cardinals

A tipping point in the Cardinals’ experimental program to build Jordan Hicks into a starter arrived Tuesday night, and with it came a great reckoning on a big role. In the days leading up to Hicks’ start against Toronto, manager Oliver Marmol pinpointed it as the game in which decisions would shift from how many … Read more