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  1. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  2. Seven moves to make Rockies contenders

    Jim Bowden

    Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has announced that he will retire at season's end and when he does, he'll pass the torch to the next most important shortstop who wears No. 2 in major league baseball: Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies, who migh...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  3. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The closer myth is dying - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why it's not necessary for contenders to pay for an elite closer to win the World Series. He points to the past two champions -- St. Louis and San Francisco -- as examples.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  7. Three contenders most in need of help

    Buster Olney

    With little more than a day before the trade deadline, these are the contenders most desperately in need of help: 1. Texas Rangers Really, it's not even a debate; they need help. Yes, they added Matt Garza last week, but their offense has bee...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. Contending teams should not trade for Houston Astros pitcher Bud ...

    Dave Cameron

    Despite slim pickings in the starting pitcher trade market, Bud Norris isn't worthy of a spot in a playoff rotation and thus shouldn't be pursued by a contender, writes Dave Cameron.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  9. What holes contenders should fill before the trade deadline - MLB...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines what holes contenders should fill before the July 31 trade deadline

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  10. Detroit Tigers' Bruce Rondon not ready for closer role; Trevor Ba...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles hard-throwing Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon, who made his major league debut Thursday, and updates his top 10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  11. How the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and other contenders have ...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at five contenders to see how they have addressed their biggest weaknesses of a year ago.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  12. 5 best moves yet to be made

    Jim Bowden

    We've already seen plenty of wheeling and dealing this winter, but there are some teams with holes still to fill. Here are five moves out there to be made that would change the fortunes of a few contenders. 1. Texas Rangers-Miami Marlins trade ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  13. How Josh Hamilton projects with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red...

    Dan Szymborski

    Ranking the contenders for Josh Hamilton's services based on where he fits best.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  14. The Baltimore Orioles are playing like a true contender in Septem...

    Carson Cistulli

    Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs writes that while the Orioles' record for most of the season could be picked apart by the numbers, their September performance resembles that of a true playoff contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2012
  15. Buck Showalter's bullpen management is a big reason for Orioles' ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if Buck Showalter wins AL Manager of the Year, it'll be because of his (and pitching coach Rick Adair's) ability to manage the Baltimore bullpen, a group that has had to consume far more innings than other AL contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  16. New York Yankees among playoff contenders most likely to collapse...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the playoff contenders with the biggest bust potential this September.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012