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  1. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  2. The September race execs are watching

    Buster Olney

    The race that is drawing the most attention among baseball officials might not be that for the AL wild-card spots -- which increasingly appears to be a three teams-for-two-spots situation among the Rays, Indians and Rangers -- nor the final jockeying...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. Mapping playoff probabilities for each American League wild-card ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski maps out the playoff probability for each AL wild-card contender based on how they fare in each of their remaining series.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  4. Ubaldo Jimenez among most crucial players in American League wild...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at five players who could prove critical to the AL wild-card race.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  5. Manny Machado and Brendan Ryan among defensive wild cards in AL w...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at defensive wild cards that will decide the AL wild card race.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  6. Kansas City Royals wild card odds are smaller than they appear - ...

    Dan Szymborski

    The Royals are just 3 1/2 games back for the second wild-card spot, but Dan Szymborski explains why that deficit is much larger than it appears.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  7. Baltimore Orioles could use Dylan Bundy in AL wild-card race - ML...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein writes that despite being only 19 years old, Dylan Bundy has the ability to help the Baltimore Orioles in September. The Orioles could use Bundy the same way the Rays used David Price in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  8. How Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles became AL wild card c...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes that by focusing on building for the future, the A's and Orioles made sound decisions that have brought early, and unexpected, returns.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2012
  9. The wild card's negative trade effect

    Buster Olney

    As the second half of the season began, there were eight teams within 2.5 games of the lead in the AL wild-card race, an early sign that the expanded playoff field will do exactly what The Powers That Be want it to do. More opportunity for the posts...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  10. The value of the wild card may be depressing the trade market - M...

    Buster Olney

    When baseball adopted the second wild card, it was meant to give more teams hope of making the postseason, and it has. But as Buster Olney writes, it could also be depressing the trade market as teams decide whether a wild card berth is worth it.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  11. MLB - Members of Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves organizations ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that following the postseason collapses of the Braves and Red Sox, several members of both organizations are facing uncertain futures, from Terry Francona to Theo Epstein to Jason Heyward.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  12. MLB - History awaits Rays, Red Sox, Braves and Cardinals

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that baseball history awaits the Rays, Red Sox, Braves and Cardinals heading into Wednesday night -- both for better and for worse.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  13. MLB - Ozzie Guillen brings his show to Florida

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while few are expecting the new partnership between Ozzie Guillen and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to work out, there's a chance that the two men could end up getting along fine -- at least for a little while.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  14. MLB - No easy answers for Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for reeling wild-card leaders Boston and Atlanta, there is little time to find answers.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  15. MLB - Texas Rangers are clicking at the right time

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers are quietly putting it all together and could be a major force in the AL this postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  16. MLB - Boston Red Sox's remaining schedule easier than Rays'

    Dayn Perry

    With their lead in the AL wild-card race just about evaporated, the Boston Red Sox appear to be in trouble. However, Dayn Perry writes that the remaining schedule favors the Sox more than the Rays, and panicking might be premature.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011