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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Second-half schedules for NL contenders

    Buster Olney

    Yesterday, we ranked the second-half schedules for the American League contenders. Here's how our second-half schedule ranking stacks up for the National League contenders, ranked from the easiest schedule to the toughest. 1. Cincinnati Reds...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  4. Ranking the second-half schedules for all National League contend...

    Buster Olney

    After looking at the second-half schedules for American League contenders, Buster Olney does the same with the National League. The Reds appear to have the easiest second-half road.

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  5. Second-half schedules for AL contenders

    Buster Olney

    Nobody is going to feel sorry for a team with a payroll scraping the luxury tax ceiling, but the Boston Red Sox have the sort of second-half schedule that might require grappling hooks to climb over. Their game against the New York Yankees on Friday ...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  6. Ranking second-half schedules for American League contenders - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules for every American League playoff contender, from easiest to toughest.

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2012
  7. W2W4: A quick trip to Fenway Park

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers begin a two-game series tonight in Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. It's the first of four series against teams many consider to be contenders for the American League crown this season -- at Boston (2), at Detroit (4), vs. NY...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  8. Top Jewish former baseball players join Israel's bid for World Ba...

    Three Jewish former major leaguers have joined Israel's bid for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, a move that could transform the baseball backwater into a legitimate contender.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  9. Playoff contenders battle injury woes

    October is fast approaching and baseball fans are lamenting the lack of pennant races. But many of those teams with their tickets virtually punched for the postseason are facing a race to get some key contributors healthy. Most Games Missed By...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  10. 2011 MLB Spring Training: Boston Red Sox D will improve

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions uses defensive projections to see which contenders will gain (and lose) the most on defense in 2011.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2011
  11. The Dog Days of August -- Can the Boston Red Sox overcome injurie...

    Do the Boston Red Sox have what it takes to survive the dog days of August and be playoff contenders? ESPN.com examines their chances.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  12. Indians-Red Sox Preview

    Indians-Red Sox Preview

    Preview | August 02, 2010
  13. Javier Vazquez of New York Yankees has starring role in 11-9 win ...

    Wallace Matthews

    Javier Vazquez came out of the bullpen against Boston, and became a hero.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  14. When Ortiz went down, his teammates stepped up

    Jim Caple

    The Red Sox may make a trade before the deadline, but their biggest July move likely will be activating David Ortiz from the disabled list.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2008
  15. A's dealing with injuries to key players

    Jerry Crasnick

    Besides pitching, hitting and fielding, health is also part of the equation for postseason contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2005