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  1. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 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. 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
  4. Tigers-Indians Preview

    Tigers-Indians Preview

    Preview | August 04, 2013
  5. Wild-card berth in reach for Royals

    Jim Bowden

    Call it early, call it April, tell me there are still 143 games left in the 162-game schedule, but the fact is that the Kansas City Royals have developed into a legitimate wild-card contender. They're off to a relatively fast 11-8 start. They sit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  6. Which contender is most collapse-proof?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I briefly raised this question a couple weeks ago on a SweetSpot TV: Which team is most collapse-proof? Or, to rephrase it, which is least likely to go all 2012 Red Sox on us? At the time, we mentioned the Reds, but I'm not so sure ...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  7. Predicting a Detroit Tigers-Washington Nationals World Series

    Jayson Stark

    A single pitch has yet to be thrown in the 2013 season, but we already know who's going to win it all. And it's the ...

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  8. 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
  9. No perfect options for Jim Thome if he wants to play on a contend...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through the list of teams that may be interested in trading for Jim Thome. Unfortunately for him, there are no perfect fits right now.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  10. Five trades to boost contenders

    Jim Bowden

    This offseason we've witnessed some massive, industry-shaking signings and blockbuster trades. But even the teams that made major moves still have some problems. With that in mind, here are five deals that would go a long way toward boosting the chan...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  11. Luke Hughes' two homers power Twins past Tigers

    Luke Hughes hit two home runs to help the Twins take out their hitting frustration on Brad Penny and the Tigers, stopping a seven-game losing streak with an 11-4 victory.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 28, 2011
  12. Justin Verlander majors' first to 18 wins as Tigers top Twins

    Justin Verlander allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings to become baseball's first 18-game winner and the Tigers breezed to an easy 7-1 victory over the Twins.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  13. With a major move, Indians are contenders

    Joe Janish

    "I play for the Indians." "Here in Cleveland? I didn't know they still had a team!" "Yup, we've got uniforms and everything, it's really great!" -- From the movie Major League Outside of Cleveland -- and aside from hardcore fantasy baseball own...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  14. MLB: Most likely AL prospects to be traded

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at the American League contenders and identifies the most likely prospects to be traded from each team.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  15. MLB - Carlos Beltran could end up with the San Francisco Giants, ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down all the possible trade destinations for Carlos Beltran, and explains why some work better than others. As it stands now, the Texas Rangers seem like the ideal landing spot for the All-Star.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  16. Tigers hope to not follow similar road taken by Indians

    Phil Rogers

    The Indians and Tigers were expected to be playoff contenders this season. And while Cleveland has essentially given up on its season, Detroit clings to hope.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2008