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Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after defeating the Houston Astros in game six of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park.

Making the Case for the American Baseball Cup

The NBA is reportedly discussing the merits of an in-season tournament. MLB is the league that needs it.

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.

May 1, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer (17) in the dugout following the loss to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Inside the Reds’ Historically Bad Start to the Season

Losing is a collection of tiny, individual tragedies. And so far this season, Cincinnati has done a lot of losing.

Nestor Cortes Jr.

Nasty Nestor Cortes Jr. Is Not Your Typical Soft-Tossing Journeyman

The mustachioed lefthander has developed into a frontline starter for a loaded Yankees pitching staff.


MLB Power Rankings: The Breakouts and Busts Are Shaking Things Up

Nasty Nestor Cortes Jr. is leading the dominant Yankees, while the underperforming José Berríos is hurting the Blue Jays

May 7, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Roberto Perez (55) runs the bases after a hit by right fielder Ben Gamel (not pictured) in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Pirates Use Emergency Catcher Against Reds

Pittsburgh was forced to use Josh VanMeter as their emergency catcher on Saturday afternoon against Cincinnati. Here’s why.

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.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws a third strike to strike out Detroit Tigers’ Spencer Torkelson and pass Don Sutton to become the Dodgers’ career strikeout leader during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Los Angeles.

The Biggest Surprises of the 2022 MLB Season So Far

The Dodgers’ pitching staff is historically great. Attendance is better than expected. Both Sox can’t hit.


There’s No Grand Conspiracy Behind the Mets’ Getting Hit by Pitches

Nobody should be surprised that New York is getting plunked. Here are the facts behind all the April baseball gripes.

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.

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) delivers the ball to the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of the second game of a baseball double-header Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in New York.

The Mets Rotation Is Thriving—And It Isn’t Even at Full Strength

New York has MLB’s best record because of its league-best starting staff. And its best pitcher isn’t even healthy.

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.

Apr 11, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy (12) presses a button on his wristband and it sends a signal to a receiver in the pitcher’s hat, which then speaks to the pitcher and tells them what pitch to throw, during the first inning at Tropicana Field.

MLB Is Different This Year, And More Radical Changes Are Coming

In need of some buzz, baseball will look vastly different over the next five years. Its future depends on it.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Opening Day Thursday Bets: Astros, Diamondbacks, Cardinals Start Fast

Best bets for three games from Thursday’s MLB Opening Day schedule, including an upset in the Padres-Diamondbacks matchup.

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto runs to third during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Oct. 1, 2021, in Washington.

MLB Predictions for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards

Our baseball writers make their picks for each league’s big three awards.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson, right, gets a low-five from teammate Marcell Ozuna (20) as he celebrates a first-inning home run during a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at CoolToday Park, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in North Port, Fla.

NL Pennant, Division Future Odds: NL East Will be Tight

The Dodgers, Braves and Brewers are the betting favorites at SI Sportsbook to win the NL divisions in 2022.

Jul 31, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) and shortstop Bo Bichette (11) have a laugh at Rogers Centre.

Ranking Every MLB Team by Entertainment Value

How many of the 30 clubs are actually worth watching? Here is where each one stands on the fun index.