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article October 5, 2017

Role Call: Possible Playoff Surprises

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When it comes to the October, sometimes the guys in the smallest roles turn in the biggest moments. Here is an under-the-radar or limited-role position player from each postseason MLB club who could shine in the Division Series and beyond. More»
BullpenPlayoffs-1 article October 2, 2017

'Pens Mightiest In the Postseason?

Arguably the biggest game-changer in the 2016 MLB playoffs was Andrew Miller, who gave the Indians a postseason-record 19 1/3 innings of sweet relief. Beyond Miller himself, I'll look at six of the most interesting men in the bullpen this October. More»
PlayoffQuestions-1 article September 28, 2017

9 Key MLB Postseason Questions

There is still plenty of drama to watch as the MLB regular season winds down, but the postseason is almost here -- we can practically taste it. And it's only natural to look ahead a bit. Let's ask some questions about the teams going to the dance. More»
Rockies-1-Rotation article September 25, 2017

Rox Still Solid In Wild Card Race

The NL Wild Card race looks to be coming down to the wire and, while the Colorado Rockies have the advantage right now, don't count out the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals. This should be fun to watch. More»
secondhalfallstars article September 20, 2017

Baseball's Second-half All-Stars

The Midsummer Classic takes place in July to recognize the MLB players that performed the best in the season's first half. But what about all the guys that got hot down the stretch? We've got them covered right here. More»
CubsRotationSept article September 18, 2017

Cubs Look Champed Up Again

Five things have gotten our attention this week around baseball, including the Cubs' resurgence down the stretch, an ace returning to the bullpen in Boston, a new face in center field for the Tribe and Bryce Harper's health. More»
Indians-22 article September 14, 2017

The Greatest Streaks In MLB History

The Cleveland Indians are the biggest story in baseball with their 22-win run. That's just one way to streak in this sport, so let's go streaking through all the streaks of significance in the game's long and storied history. More»
IndiansRotationStreak article September 11, 2017

Windians Keep the Streak Going

With the Dodgers suddenly in the midst of a woeful stretch that has now seen them drop 10 straight and 15 of their last 16, all eyes are on the unstoppable Indians, who have now won an incredible 18 in a row. How have they done it? Let's take a look. More»
mvpss article August 30, 2017

So Money: 20 Most Valuable MLB Stars

"Value" in baseball comes in many shapes in forms, but you can boil the definition down to a simple formula that involves surplus production compared to cost. By that metric, here are the most valuable players in the Majors this season. More»
Stanton-Rotation article August 27, 2017

Stanton and Deliver: Miami Gets Hot

When you have a guy who suddenly hits about two or three home runs a game, your team can't help but look like a juggernaut. That's what's happening lately with the Marlins, who are riding the power bat of Giancarlo Stanton. More»
BestMLBStories article August 24, 2017

10 of Baseball's Best Stories in 2017

We don't have to know a player's background to appreciate his fantastic feats. But it definitely adds nuance to the narrative and soul to the experience. In honor of Players Weekend, let's look at some of the names who have stood out this season. More»
NL-WildCard article August 21, 2017

NL Playoff Race Is Getting Wild

We already knew the American League Wild Card race was cray cray. But the NL race is slowly joining the cray fray, as both the Brewers and the Cardinals have moved within striking distance from the D-backs and the Rockies. More»
buxtonrosario article August 17, 2017

30 Teams, 30 Compelling Storylines

There's never really a dull moment in baseball, even if your team is out of playoff contention. Whether you're a Dodgers fan or a Phillies fan, there's at least one reason to watch your favorite franchise on the diamond in the final weeks of the regular season. More»
RotationCardinals-1 article August 14, 2017

NL Central Title In the Cards?

After a recent eight-game winning streak, the Cardinals are making a run in the NL Central. After looking lost for much of the season, they enter week just a game behind the Cubs, and now have a friendly feline on their side. More»
X-Factors-PlayoffRaces-2 article August 10, 2017

12 Biggest Late-Season X-Factors

In the big picture of 162 ballgames, no one player can dictate the course of a team's season. But in the much smaller window, a key injury situation or a single guy running particularly hot or cold can make a huge difference. More»
SabathiaRotation article August 6, 2017

CC Still Turning Back The Clock

CC Sabathia's at an age and stage when there are lots of cool notes attached to his numbers, including most recently when he tied Cy Young for 20th on the all-time strikeout list. But all he cares about now is helping the Yankees win. More»
RankingRaces article August 3, 2017

MLB Playoff & Awards Races, Ranked

Now that the Trade Deadline dust has settled, we can settle into the home stretch of the Major League season. So let's run through and rank all of the playoff races combined with the awards competitions, from least to most compelling. More»
GettyImages-824130428 article July 31, 2017

Wild AL Race Changing By the Minute

We now have a face for the craziness that is the 2017 American League Wild Card picture, and it belongs to Jaime Garcia. Garcia was dealt from the Braves to the Twins on July 24 ... then traded to the Yankees after Minnesota's rough week. More»
DeadlineSurprises article July 27, 2017

5 Deadline Surprises We'd Like to See

We seem to simultaneously know nothing and everything when it comes to baseball's non-waiver Trade Deadline, but that doesn't mean this period can't shock the senses. Here are five things that could happen that would be pleasant surprises. More»
GettyImages-821306542 article July 24, 2017

Pitching In? L.A., Nats May Seek Depth

The Deadline trade ante might have been upped by what transpired Sunday, when, within minutes of each other, Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg both left their starts abnormally early, raising questions for the Dodgers and Nationals. More»

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