Real or not? AL Central is the worst division since 1994
The early returns from the American League Central aren't pretty, as the .500 Indians lead a group that has been far from good in games outside of the division.
45 things to know about Bartolo Colon on his 45th birthday
He's pitched for 11 teams over 21 seasons, winning 242 games and a Cy Young -- but there's so much more to "Big Sexy" than mere numbers.
Colon crushes cake on birthday
After getting serenaded by his teammates on his 45th birthday, Bartolo Colon gets his faced smashed into a cake.
GIF: The evolution of Bartolo Colon
The Rangers pitcher, who turned 45 on Thursday, has changed quite a bit since breaking into the big leagues with the Indians in 1997.
Keith Law's 2018 Big Board: Casey Mize tops MLB draft class
With the MLB draft coming up June 4-6, we rank the top 100 prospects, with Auburn's star right-hander coming in at No. 1.
Top draft prospect Mize highlights
Auburn pitcher Casey Mize has a strong chance to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 MLB draft because of absurd control proven with a no-hitter in March.
Real or not? Justin Verlander is better than he's ever been
At 35, the Astros ace may be on his way to a season for the ages, posting a 1.08 ERA over his first 11 starts.
State of baseball's rebuilding teams: Contenders already?
The divide between haves and have-nots could be historic. But some teams that tore it down are tearing it up. Others? Not so much.
What does legalized sports gambling mean for baseball?
Three decades after Pete Rose's betting got him banned for life, MLB is entering a potentially lucrative, exhilarating and messy new frontier.
Tyler Chatwood latest starter to stall Cubs' momentum
In the latest maddening development in Chicago's rotation, Tyler Chatwood once again struggled to find the strike zone.
Kris Bryant bucking strikeout trend, but is he happy about it?
Always perfecting his craft, the Cubs slugger is making more contact than ever. He just wants to make sure it's the right kind of contact.
The Shohei Ohtani experiment isn't just working -- it's perfect
Are the Angels using Ohtani correctly? So far, the planets have aligned for L.A. and its two-way star.
Inside the making of Shohei Ohtani
So far, the two-way sensation is living up to Ruthian expectations. But how will he possibly keep this up? We trace his journey back to Japan in search of the surprising answer.
Power Rankings: NL East contenders make their move to the top
The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?
Rays might be at forefront of a rotation revolution
Was starting Sergio Romo on back-to-back days a clever, one-off maneuver by Kevin Cash to maximize matchups or a sign of widespread things to come?
Tim Tebow timeline: Has he dispelled doubt on the diamond?
Charting the first 162 games of the two-sport phenom's career; the former QB is starting to hit with authority.
Olney: Sellers beware -- third basemen will be a dime a dozen
Need hot-corner help? You're in luck. But for teams such as the O's, getting big value in return for Manny Machado might not be so easy this summer.
Addison Russell stays focused as Machado rumors swirl
The Cubs could take their chances with a Manny Machado trade, but their shortstop is working on delivering a big bounce-back effort at the plate.
Between minor leaguers with major league bloodlines and future stars who have been involved in major trades, there are plenty of familiar names on this year's list. Where did your team's top young players land?
Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez hit 144 homers last year. But they also struck out 491 times. Play our game for a chance to burn -- or get burned by -- the Bronx Bombers' Big Three.
Los Angeles' pitching/hitting sensation is turning heads with every step. Follow along for the major moments from Ohtani's big league journey.
Winning isn't everything -- and that applies to nearly every MLB team this year. We define a successful season for each club based on, well, reality.