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  1. Ranking the contenders' schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    On July 23, 2013, the Cleveland Indians were 52-48 and slogging along. But what they had in front of them was opportunity, as noted then, in the form of one of the easiest second-half schedules in the big leagues. They proceeded to take full advantag...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Los Angeles Angels among contenders lacking pitching depth - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at three contenders who don't have enough pitching depth to go all the way.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  3. Ranking aces of NL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    As we've all learned by now, baseball's postseason is pretty much a crapshoot, with all 10 participants having a legitimate chance at a world championship. Just before last year's postseason began I predicted the San Francisco Giants would win th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  4. Ranking bullpens for October contenders

    Jim Bowden

    A simple fact of the baseball postseason is you don't get in without a strong bullpen, and you certainly don't survive without one. These teams believe in their pens, and they tend to especially have supreme confidence in their closer. Almost inva...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. National League position battles to watch in spring training - ML...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh handicaps five key position battles to watch in the American League during spring training.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  8. Arizona didn't get enough for Upton

    Keith Law

    The Atlanta Braves didn't specifically need Justin Upton to be playoff contenders again in 2013, but having him certainly helps. Because they got him for about 50 cents on the dollar, they should be over the moon about the deal they wrapped up T...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. Breaking down the Justin Upton trade from Diamondbacks to the Bra...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the trade that sends Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks to the Braves.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  10. Top 10 pitchers in the playoffs

    Keith Law

    A number of the best starting pitchers in baseball this year, including Cy Young contenders R.A. Dickey, Clayton Kershaw, David Price and Felix Hernandez, won't be pitching in the postseason, but we still have plenty of top arms to watch among t...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  11. Justin Verlander, CC Sabathia among the top 10 pitchers in the 20...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 10 pitchers who will be playing in the 2012 MLB postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  12. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. How Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies got back into wild c...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan writes that the Milwaukee Brewers have hit their way back into the NL wild card race, while the Philadelphia Phillies are winning with their pitching.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  16. 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