Tag: Sports Illustrated

The 30: The Astros and Yankees Look Like the Class of the American League

In less than three years, the Astros have gone from 0.0 local TV ratings to potentially running away with the AL West. In less than two years, the Royals have gone from World Series winners to the worst team in the American League. In less than one year, the Blue Jays have gone from a couple wins away from a pennant to possibly being out of the race by the end of May.

2017 MLB Trade Value Player Rankings, Part 2: Nos. 50-1

Welcome to Part 2 of the 2017 Trade Value player rankings! Breaking down multiple factors (age, performance, contract status, etc.) and using statistical analysis, I’ve ranked the top 50 players in baseball for this season by their trade value—essentially trying to answer the question, “If every team made every player available via trade, which guys would fetch the greatest return?”

The 30: Who’s No. 1 in the First MLB Power Rankings of 2017?

Wait a minute! Do you hear that? The pop of catchers’ mitts, the chatter around the diamond, the glorious thud of flipped bats crashing onto the grass … baseball is back, baby!

Welcome to year two of The 30 here at SI.com. All season long, I’ll rank all 30 major league teams and delve into the biggest stories swirling around the game.