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  1. MLB -- Texas Rangers need to have a fire sale

    Paul Swydan

    After bottoming out in the first half of 2014, the Rangers need to start fresh, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  2. Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets among teams that need to sta...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan identifies four fringe contenders that should become summer sellers, starting with the Pirates and Mets.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Biggest positions of need for contenders this winter - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the biggest holes that contenders must fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  5. Colorado Rockies should be looking to trade for hitting not pitch...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan takes a look at Colorado's offensive concerns. While talk has been about improving pitching through trades, he believes the hitting must be addressed first for the Rockies to contend.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  6. Why Philadelphia Phillies are not a contender - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why the Phillies, despite their near .500 record, should not be considered a contender this season.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Oakland Athletics will be a serious AL West contender all season ...

    Paul Swydan

    Oakland was taken lightly in preseason, and that was a mistake. The A's are here to stay, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. MLB - Nationals, Rangers, Reds and A's look balanced and ready fo...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan of FanGraphs says teams that rank above average in four major categories have the look of serious title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  13. MLB - What teams vying for wild card need to do down the stretch

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan offers an analysis of what teams vying for a wild card berth must do down the stretch.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  14. The Oakland Athletics have played their way into postseason conte...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan of FanGraphs writes that while the Oakland A's could still use some offensive help, we shouldn't overlook them as a playoff contender.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  15. Limitations for the Orioles, Indians, Blue Jays and Athletics - M...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan of FanGraphs writes that the extra wild card has created a scenario where more fringe playoff teams must decide whether to reach for October or keep building. This is the predicament for Baltimore, Toronto, Cleveland and Oakland.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  16. Miami Marlins started slow, but they are now becoming an NL East ...

    Paul Swydan

    The Marlins opened their new ballpark and the new season by struggling at the plate. As Paul Swydan writes, that has changed, and Miami is now beginning to look like a legitimate contender in the NL East.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012