How Strikeout Machine Robbie Ray Became His Best Self in Arizona
Robbie Ray was a question mark when the Detroit Tigers acquired him for Doug Fister four years ago. He's now an exclamation point for the Diamondbacks.
The Ball Is Juiced. Who Cares?
Home runs are flying out of ballparks across Major League Baseball. Fans and writers are whispering conspiracies about a juiced baseball. Here's the thing: it's about damn time.
Cody Bellinger Is Rewarding the Dodgers for Embracing His Uppercut Swing
The Dodgers rookie has 24 home runs in just 240 plate appearances. Here's how he has made the most of his size, athleticism, and uppercut swing.
At 34 Years Old, Jason Vargas Finds His Inner Ace
Vargas's pitches haven't changed, but by making small tweaks around the margins, the Royals' journeyman starter has become one of the best pitchers in baseball.
It's Too Early for the Cleveland Indians to Panic
Cleveland's challenges aren't insurmountable, and neither is the Minnesota Twins' standing in first place.
Stop Whining, Chicago, the Cubs Are Going to Be Fine
At least until October.
Major League Baseball
Paul Goldschmidt Keeps Getting Better
The Arizona Diamondbacks slugger may play for a small-market MLB squad, but his superstar swing is well worth watching.
The Astros Have Baseball’s New Murderers’ Row
The Houston Astros finally look like a juggernaut in the American League West, and pretty much all of them are hitting out of their minds right now.
It's Time for the Rays to Trade Chris Archer
Archer is the heir to David Price and James Shields in Tampa, but unlike his predecessors, the 28-year-old starter won't have a competitive Rays team around him.
Michael Pineda is Finally Good
Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is getting all the hype, but Michael Pineda has been equally important to New York's strong start.
Jason Heyward Reinvents Himself Again
Heyward is meditating, focusing on his hands, and finding his groove in his second year in Chicago.
The Reds May Not Be Good Yet, But They Are Definitely Exciting
Would it surprise you if I said that the Reds—yes, the Reds!—have the highest contact rate in the National League?
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