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  1. How the Orioles Can Buck the Odds and Make a Playoff Run

    Michael Baumann

    The pennant race isn't heating up anymore. It's here, it's hot and it's wonderful. Now we can start really picking apart the chances of teams that are, as of now, on the outside looking in. One of the more interesting cases belongs to the Baltimore O...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Rays Turn Up the Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy confronting your ultimate nemesis, Wichael, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In an AL East showdown, Tampa starter David Price threw a five-hit gem, leading the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. The w...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  3. AL East Report: Laser Show Locked Up, O's Pen Gets a Boost

    Jonah Keri

    Two AL East contenders made moves Tuesday, one of them a win-now play, the other with an eye toward the future. The Red Sox locked up their franchise player, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension. The All-Star sec...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  4. The 2013 Red Sox: Don't Call It a Comeback

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox own the best record in the American League. Maybe you're used to this by now. They surged out of the gate, spent most of April and early May atop the AL East, fell back to the pack for a short while, reclaimed the division lead on ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  5. What went wrong with the Toronto Blue Jays this season?

    Rany Jazayerli

    Toronto took a big swing at rebuilding after last season. So far, they've whiffed.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  6. Trade Deadline Preview: AL East Edition

    Jonah Keri

    The only division with all five teams above .500 features five legitimate playoff contenders and the biggest turnaround story in the American League. Expect the AL East to play a big part in deadline trade season over the next few weeks. BOSTON RE...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  7. The Improbable Toronto Blue Jays

    Michael Baumann

    One of the dangers of writing about sports is that it's easy to conflate "impossible" with "improbable." It's a necessary risk to take in many cases: On May 4, the Blue Jays were 10-21, 10.5 games out of first place, with a run differential close...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Does Anyone Love the AL East?

    Shane Ryan

    Like the man at no. 10 during the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl, let's jump right into the fray. 10. Yasiel Puig, the Cienfuegos Slammer (LAD-PIR) I left Puig off the list last week, and certain factions were upset. So here he is, in all his shiny g...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  9. Jonah Keri on 2013 MLB predictions

    Jonah Keri

    It's Opening Day, and there is no better way to wrap up our look at the baseball season than by making a few educated guesses.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  10. Rays Keeping Up With the AL East Joneses

    Jonah Keri

    Camp out long enough at a hotel that combines Vegas's artificial light and distorted perception of time with landscapes from Heart of Darkness and you'll learn a valuable lesson: Fixating on a nativity scene with 612 characters or a Bio-Dome with fau...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  11. New York's present is bad, but the questions about the future cou...

    Jonah Keri

    As we write the obituary for the Bronx Bombers' season, we have more questions than answers for their future.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  12. Who Will Be the Next Orioles?

    Jonah Keri

    The Baltimore Orioles were a bad team in 2011. Terrible, really. They won 69 games, finished last in the AL East, and allowed 152 more runs than they scored. If anyone other than Dan Duquette and the players' moms figured the O's could storm back, wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  13. Derek Jeter's Diary: The Birds

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Wednesday, September 19: vs. Toronto Blue Jays Let's play two! There's rea...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  14. About Last Night: J.J. Is Dyn-o-mite

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. J.J. Hardy hit two home runs and a double as the Orioles beat the Rays 9-2 and moved back into a tie for first in the AL East. Hardy's brother Frank went...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Baltimore Bringing AL East Down to the Wire

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The Baltimore Orioles used three home runs in the eighth inning to break open a tie ball game and surge to a 10-6 win over the Yankees. With 25 games le...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  16. B.S. Report: JackO

    Bill Simmons

    With a potential make-or-break week for the Red Sox upon us, I couldn't resist calling my buddy JackO (die-hard Yankee fan) to discuss the AL East, All-Star Week in Kansas City, Reggie vs. A-Rod, Rizzo vs. Gonzo and even a few bonus ESPYs stories abo...

    Blog | July 16, 2012