2018 MLB season preview

Will the Yankees or Indians catch the Astros in the AL? Can the Dodgers hold off the Cubs and Nationals to return to the World Series? A new baseball season is here.

Power Rankings: Best and worst case for every MLB team

Can the Astros repeat? Will the Yankees bash their way to the top? Is this the year for Clayton Kershaw in the postseason? We break down all 30 teams ahead of the 2018 season.

Opening Day survey: MLB execs size up 2018:

: $400 million for Harper? A Yankees letdown? From teams with sleeper and bust potential to the loaded class of looming free agents, 43 baseball insiders weigh in on the game's biggest questions.

ESPN expert predictions: Which superteam will rule baseball?

Our division picks might not surprise you much, but that's only because the top MLB squads are loaded in 2018. Which heavyweight do we pick to win it all?

ESPN expert predictions: Who will be MLB's most valuable superstars?

Can anyone stop Mike Trout from winning MVP honors? Which NL ace will take home the Cy Young? We make our individual awards picks.

The Second Act of A.J. Hinch

In 2010, the manager was a failed experiment. Now he's a World Series winner. What changed? Only the entire philosophy of MLB.

30 teams, 30 goals: It's not just about winning the World Series

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.

Kershaw at 30: A decade of dominance through the eyes of Clayton Kershaw

The Sandy Koufax of our time just turned the big 3-0 and has stayed a step ahead of major league hitters for 10 years. How has the ace of a generation reached this level, and where will his Cooperstown-worthy career go next?

Real or not? Six big-picture themes that will shape the 2018 season

Will the ball keep flying out of the park? Will a group of superteams dominate again? We examine key topics to watch as Opening Day nears.

Bets to make

Szymborski (Insider): Best prop bets

Insider: Season win total bets

Olney: What I'd bet the farm on in 2018

Doolittle: Your team will win the World Series if ...

Breakout candidates

Welcome to Kyle Schwarber's comeback season

Law (Insider): 2018 breakout players

The player from each team that doesn't get talked about enough

Players in the spotlight

Does Ohtani belong on the Angels' Opening Day roster?

Fun-fact faceoff: Mike Trout's monumental 2018

Judge, Correa, Harper, Bellinger and more can get even better

Why J.D. Martinez's 19th birthday celebration could help him understand Boston

How Yu Darvish went from having Cubs on his no-trade list to pitching for them

Manny Machado makes a big move in what could be his last year in Baltimore