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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts reacts after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Philadelphia.

MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers and Yankees Flip-Flop at the Top

For the second straight week, we have a new No. 1 team.

May 15, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez (28) watches from the dugout in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park.

How Concerned Should We Be About These Five Star Shortstops?

They are off to disappointing starts with their new teams after signing mega deals this offseason. Is it time to panic?

New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in New York.

MLB Power Rankings: The Dodgers Are Finally Dethroned

For the first time all season, we have a new No. 1 team. Plus, two AL West teams enter the top five.

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5.

The Yankees Are the Class of MLB This Season

Plus, notes on the return of glove-first shortstops and Angels outfielder Taylor Ward’s breakout year.

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Dodgers: Max Muncy Talks About Viral Moment with Wilson Contreras

Max Muncy kept his response pretty brief when asked about Wilson Contreras awkwardly grabbing him during Sunday Night Baseball.

Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner (2)

Cubs SS Nico Hoerner Leaves Game After Colliding With Umpire

The shortstop has right ankle soreness and will be further evaluated after the game.

Mar 15, 2022; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach Brent Strom works with pitcher Matt Peacock during spring training practice at Salt River Fields.

Raising Arizona: How Brent Strom Is Fixing the Diamondbacks

The 73-year-old pitching whisperer came out of his brief retirement to remake the worst pitching staff in MLB.

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Dodgers Friday Game Cancelled; Doubleheader Set for Saturday at Wrigley Field

The Dodgers Friday game against the Cubs was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto reacts as a long ball that he hit just barely went foul during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Los Angeles.

How Concerned Should We Be About These Sluggish Starts?

Joey Votto, Max Muncy and the Braves’ outfielders are among the players we’re evaluating with the SI MLB Panic Meter.

Angels’ new leadoff hitter Taylor Ward is a big reason why they’re in first place.

MLB Power Rankings: Angels Surge Behind Baseball’s Best Offense

For the first time in Mike Trout’s career, Los Angeles begins May in first place in the AL West.

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Inside Anthony Rizzo’s Resurgence With the Yankees

He never thought he would leave the Cubs. But he’s loving it (and slugging it!) in New York.

Minnesota Twins third base Gio Urshela (15) slides home for the game-winning run as teammates celebrate after a throwing error by Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase (13) during the ninth inning

Six Chaotic Blunders Lead to a Bonkers Twins Walk-Off Win

Three Minnesota baserunning mistakes were sprinkled throughout the wildest final play of the MLB season. And the team still won.

Seattle Mariners’ Jesse Winker, front right, is lifted by Ty France as he celebrates a win over Kansas City Royals in 12 innings of a baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Seattle.

MLB Power Rankings: The Mariners Crack the Top 10

Seattle’s offense has it on the rise, while the White Sox and Braves suffered the steepest declines.

Mar 21, 2022; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Keegan Thompson (71) throws in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds during spring training at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Keegan Thompson continues his strong start to the season for the Chicago Cubs

The former Auburn Tiger is off to a strong start in 2022.

Mar 21, 2022; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Keegan Thompson (71) throws in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds during spring training at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Keegan Thompson Shines Out of the Bullpen for the Cubs

Keegan Thompson is off to a strong start during the 2022 season.

Apr 17, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; San Francisco Giants designated hitter Brandon Belt (9) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field.

MLB Power Rankings: The Giants Are Better Than We Thought—Again

The Mets, Cardinals and White Sox are also surging this week after their hot starts to the 2022 season.

Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner (2) hits a two run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers

Nico Hoerner Hits First Home Run of 2022 Season

The home run was hit off reigning NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes.