A solid draft bolstered the Braves' deep pool of talent, while the White Sox acquired more top prospects. But which organization ranks No. 1?
Clubs with fading playoff hopes shouldn't cling to stars such as closer Zach Britton; they need to start working the phones. Here's who needs to run up the white flag.
Eric Karabell checks out the AFC West division in the last of his summer series, noting that several running back situations could change soon.
These teams might not be in first place (yet), but they're the clubs best equipped to break away in the races for playoff spots and catch division leaders down the stretch.
Rafael Devers has been called up to help the Red Sox get better production from the third-base position. Will the 20-year-old deliver for Boston fans and fantasy players alike?
The Patriots refused to trade Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason -- at any price -- and Jacoby Brissett showed promise in 2016. That's why the Patriots are No. 1 on our list of backup QB situations. We're ranking them all from best to worst.
Which teams got the best bang for their buck this summer? Real plus-minus helps determine the best contracts of the offseason.
Ohio State and Penn State both bring back loaded rosters. But Wisconsin and Michigan have high hopes, too. Who'll ultimately rule the Big Ten?
Will Andrew McCutchen stay in Pittsburgh? Is Sonny Gray headed right into the middle of the playoff race? We predict where six of the biggest names on the market will end up.
Aaron Judge has been turning heads in the field as well as at the plate, putting him among the first-year players making a big impact on defense.
Canada's R.J. Barrett put up one of the best individual performances ever at the FIBA youth level during this month's Under-19 World Cup. Jonathan Givony gives his scouting report on the 17-year-old forward and more standout prospects in Cairo.
Tyus Jones won a national championship at Duke two years ago -- but his younger brother, five-star Tre Jones, might not be a lock to be a Blue Devil.
It might still be summer, but it's never too early to talk college football futures. Phil Steele scans the board for his best Heisman Trophy value bets, led by Stanford running back Bryce Love.
With lines out for many of the fall's most anticipated college football matchups, here's a look at the best bets to make now that could provide value on game day.
The 1952 Wisconsin Badgers were the first team in program history to play in a bowl game, and they touted a future Heisman Trophy winner in Alan Ameche. Was that the best Wisconsin team ever? Find out!
Oregon has never had a top-10 recruiting class. Oklahoma has never had back-to-back top-10 classes. That could all change this year.
While the White Sox are planning for the future, the Yanks are going for it now with an improved relief corps that could shorten games to six innings.
The rotation at Philadelphia's Class A Lakewood is loaded, plus a look at the key player going from the Yankees to the White Sox in Tuesday's deal.
Tom Brady threw for 50 touchdowns for the 2007 Patriots, but does it add up to the best QB season of the past 30 years? Football Outsiders ranks the top 10 individual seasons.
Will Aaron Rodgers catch Tom Brady as the GOAT? Should Peyton Manning rank higher than Joe Montana? NFL Insiders tackle the biggest questions about the best modern-era QBs.
A year ago at this time, buzz was building around Washington as a sneaky College Football Playoff pick. Sure enough, the Huskies broke through. Who's this year's Washington? Here are 13 candidates.
With Diego Costa's exit from Chelsea seemingly inevitable, where should Antonio Conte and Co. turn to find a new striker?
The future -- and this year's pennant races -- could belong to the teams best equipped to mash at the plate and shut you down from the bullpen.
Washington got clobbered last year in the College Football Playoff, but the Huskies bring back a load of talent at key positions. Could Washington snag another playoff berth in 2017?
Oklahoma has a new coach in Lincoln Riley, but don't expect any changes at the top of the Big 12 standings. Here's how the conference shapes up.
Duke, Indiana, Kentucky and others are pursuing five-star point guard Darius Garland -- but hometown Vanderbilt is not giving up without a fight.
Matchups could bring front-runners back to the pack or expand the leads of red-hot clubs such as the Dodgers. Dan Szymborski projects who needs to keep an eye on the rearview mirror.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks thrived when chucking the ball deep last season. Aaron Schatz picks out sneaky strengths on offense and defense for all 32 NFL teams.
Louis Riddick, Mike Sando and Field Yates team up to rank the NFL teams that are in the best -- and worst -- shape for the next three seasons. How do the Cowboys and Patriots stack up?
We've re-evaluated our preseason rankings of baseball's starting pitchers and Max Scherzer might have delivered a convincing case that he's the best starter. Who else has moved up or down?
Will Bill Belichick win another Super Bowl before retiring? Which offense is built for the long haul? Who will be the NFL's best QB in five years? Our crew of Insiders has all the answers.
It's a virtual guarantee: In a high-stakes game this season, a punt or kick will go haywire and crush a team's hopes. With that in mind, let's take a look at the best special teams units in the nation for 2017.
The Huskies have top-100 QBs Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff in their 2018 class. That's a good thing for now, but the T word -- transfer -- looms.
What's Bear Bryant got to do with Texas A&M? The Alabama legend coached the Aggies for four seasons, and one of his teams is still regarded among the best in school history. Find out if any team ranks higher.
Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston all have the talent to be top-five quarterbacks. Matt Bowen lays out three ways the young guns can improve and realize their All-Pro potential.
Amed Rosario is still MLB's top prospect, but how much longer until the Mets call him up? And how many players drafted last month crack the rankings?
A healthy Derwin James should make Florida State's defensive backs tough to beat. But do the Seminoles have the best defensive back unit in college football this season?
Trade an All-Star starter? Shake up your bullpen? Give a prospect a chance? Some changes are more dramatic than others, but here is what all 30 MLB clubs should do down the stretch.
How many teams still have max cap room? What kind of deals can contenders still make? We're updating the need-to-know information throughout free agency as each deal comes in.
As summer league action reaches the midpoint, Kevin Pelton names some of the most (and least) impressive performers.
Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal on Day 11, including the Lakers' deal with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Ameer Abdullah is a borderline RB3 according to our rankers, and he struggled with injury in 2016. Can the Lions back bounce back, or will he split carries and frustrate fantasy players?
Last year, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran were among the All-Stars moved by the trade deadline. Our experts look at which players in this Midsummer Classic could get dealt by August.
Did our Insiders overhype the Steelers' long-term prospects in the 2017 NFL Future Power Rankings? Mike Clay picks three teams ranked too high and too low.
Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal on Day 10.
Toronto needs shooting and is acquiring C.J. Miles from Indiana for point guard Cory Joseph. Kevin Pelton grades the trade.
Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal on Day 9, including Boston getting Aron Baynes.
The Raptors are dealing away a starter, while the Nets are getting much-needed draft picks. Kevin Pelton grades the trade.
Boston made another big move, dealing Avery Bradley to Detroit for Marcus Morris. Did they get enough? Kevin Pelton grades the trade.
Should the Patriots, Steelers and Cowboys all expect to make the playoffs again? And which of 2016's most disappointing teams look primed for a rebound? Here are early projections for every team.