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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. X factors for playoff contenders - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes about August X-factors for teams in the playoff hunt. He points to the Reds and Athletics as teams in dire need to have a resurgence offensively.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  3. 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
  4. How Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles became AL wild card c...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes that by focusing on building for the future, the A's and Orioles made sound decisions that have brought early, and unexpected, returns.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2012
  5. Baltimore Orioles and other fringe contenders that shouldn't be b...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory writes that while the Baltimore Orioles (and four other teams) are legitimate postseason contenders, they aren't primed for deep playoff runs and therefore shouldn't be buying at the trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  6. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians win with cheap relie...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains why inexpensive bullpens are the key to the Indians' and Pirates' success, and also points out that there is no correlation between a bullpen's cost and success.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  7. MLB: The Seattle Mariners had a historical underperformance in 20...

    Dan Szymborski

    The Seattle Mariners underperformed in 2010, historically so. But, regression to the mean suggests that they'll be better next year.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010