If you're surprised by what's happened this October, you haven't paid attention to past Octobers.
Since Seemingly Dead Day, the Phillies have pulled themselves within striking distance entering the season's penultimate weekend, writes Rob Neyer.
To predict which teams will make the playoffs, the first order of business is evaluating "third-order wins."
Nothing is guaranteed, but the Indians should win the American League wild card.
There's no doubt the Cardinals are better than they were last season. Just check the numbers.
The American League and National League wild-card races are finally sorting themselves out.
Rob Neyer points out why the Indians seemingly have the best chance of winning the AL wild card.
Think your team isn't a contender? Think again. The playoffs are attainable to more teams this year.
Teams that lose the first two games of the World Series generally don't fare too well in the rest, either.
The Astros sit in a pretty position atop the NL wild-card race. But can they hold on through the weekend?
Sammy Sosa is clearly in decline, but the Cubs should win the wild card no matter where he hits in the lineup.
The Cardinals have the best record in the National League, thanks in large part to their pitching staff.
The Astros should start shopping Carlos Beltran with the NL Central out of reach and the wild card slipping away.