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  1. Robinson Cano, James Paxton lead Mariners past Tigers

    Robinson Cano homered, James Paxton won his sixth consecutive decision to start his career and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night in a matchup of American League playoff contenders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  2. Houston Astros' Jose Altuve has a real zest for the game

    Jerry Crasnick

    While the Astros continue to be miles away from being a contender, their best and most uplifting story is a tiny second baseman who has a flair for collecting hits.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  3. Ranking the contenders' schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    On July 23, 2013, the Cleveland Indians were 52-48 and slogging along. But what they had in front of them was opportunity, as noted then, in the form of one of the easiest second-half schedules in the big leagues. They proceeded to take full advantag...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. Glaring holes among playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    It's easy to imagine the Angels succeeding in October -- for seven innings, at least. Mike Trout is already widely regarded as the best player on the planet, and he is in the midst of what is arguably the best month of his career, sporting a 1.228 OP...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. Rangers a contender despite injuries

    Buster Olney

    The 2014 Texas Rangers are illogical, from the inordinate number of injuries that have hit them, all the way through Friday's victory over the Indians. The Rangers have lost their first baseman (Prince Fielder), second baseman (Jurickson Profar), cat...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  6. Cardinals inability to hit lefty pitching among contender weaknes...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines early-season weaknesses that have emerged for three contenders, including the Cardinals, Dodgers and Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  7. Jeff Samardzija to the Arizona Diamondbacks among trades that sti...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  8. Ian Kinsler ready to contribute new contender in Detroit Tigers

    There won't be much talk about Ian Kinsler filling Prince Fielder's shoes in Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  9. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. About Last Weekend: The Comeback Kids

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to solve the Heat's chemistry issues using stoichiometry, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: It was a weekend of big comebacks in the NFL as contenders Seattle and Indianapolis mounted stunning symmetrica...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  11. Biggest positions of need for contenders this winter - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the biggest holes that contenders must fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  12. Scouting reports for ALCS between Detroit Tigers and Boston Red S...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron breaks down the ALCS matchup between the Tigers and Red Sox, noting that Shane Victorino could be the series' X factor.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  13. How GM Ben Cherington rebuilt the Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington took the team that finished last in the AL East a season ago and made it into a title contender.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  14. Ranking aces of AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday, I ranked all the National League aces of postseason contenders. The list featured a mixture of young power arms and seasoned veterans with postseason experience. What's more important: ability or experience? While veteran savvy is importan...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  15. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  16. White Sox turn Indians into contenders

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The joke is that the Chicago White Sox are so bad that they make everybody else look like a playoff contender. The reality is that they actually have made a contender out of the Cleveland Indians. With an 8-1 victory Saturday, the In...

    Blog | September 14, 2013