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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. Hoffman has best outing of the year

    Christopher Crawford

    If you were thinking that this was the week that things would start clearing up near the top in the MLB Draft, you were sadly mistaken. This weekend was a prime example of just how volatile this year's class is, and we saw a former contender for the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. White Sox, Phillies, Brewers must rebuild

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their teams are contenders, so I've decided to do it for them. Wednesday I examined three teams on the edge of contention, and explained w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. Anthony Rendon among best in-house solutions for contenders - ML...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines five in-house upgrades for contending MLB teams, including the Washington Nationals calling up Anthony Rendon.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  5. Chicago White Sox among struggling teams with potential to bounce...

    Paul Swydan

    The Blue Jays, Padres and White Sox are all struggling. But that doesn't mean you should count them out as potential contenders, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  6. Biggest risks of the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    To win a World Series you have to take some risks. And this offseason, plenty of contenders have been taking them. Here are the biggest risks I've seen this winter. Cincinnati Reds The risk: Moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation and Shin-Soo Cho...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  7. New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers among contenders with big hol...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh looks at six contenders that still have major holes to fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  8. Key players for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    Scouts are scattered all over ballparks these days, preparing for the postseason, looking for weaknesses, forming opinions on which hitters to avoid and which hitters to go after. Each of the playoff teams will have particular players who will be...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  9. The most important player on each current playoff team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through every team currently projected to make the postseason and highlights the player most crucial to their playoff hopes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  10. 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
  11. MLB - Forecasting contenders and ranking remaining strength of sc...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan of FanGraphs says the Washington Nationals' difficult remaining schedule just got even tougher without Stephen Strasburg.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  12. Ranking contenders' late-inning relievers

    Jim Bowden

    At this point in the year most contending teams have solidified the front of their starting rotations and have a single effective closer. And whiles aces and closers get the glory, almost equally important for contending clubs is how well their seven...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  13. 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
  14. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  15. Five over-30 players who are holding off their declines and havin...

    Ben Lindbergh

    It's natural for players to decline after age 30, but sometimes the decline can be held off for a little while. Ben Lindbergh looks at five over-30 players who are putting together strong seasons for playoff contenders.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  16. X factors for contenders down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With a little more than six weeks remaining in the 2012 season, tight divisional races and young, ultra-talented players have made this season one of the most exciting in years. There are easily 20 teams still within seven games of making the pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2012