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  1. My early award winners, top contenders

    Keith Law

    With just five weeks left in the regular season, we're approaching peak silliness time, the point in the season when we start to hear narrative-based explanations for why players who weren't actually the best at their respective roles deserve more aw...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Brian McCann fills Yankees' biggest void

    Keith Law

    The New York Yankees' move to sign Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract might be the easiest, best upgrade any contender could make this offseason. They played a variety of offensive ciphers at the position in 2013, getting just 0.9 W...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  3. A secret to Atlanta's success

    Keith Law

    For a consistent contender playing in a large market, Atlanta has had to operate on tight payrolls during its most recent run of success, at least relative to clubs in comparable situations. Much of this has been because of its frequent acquisiti...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals face second base chall...

    Keith Law

    The season has just begun and already, some of baseball's top contenders are looking at challenges at second base. Keith Law explores the short and long-term issues facing the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Hamilton more short-term gain for Angels

    Keith Law

    The Angels' deal with Josh Hamilton, confimed as a five-year, $125 million pact, resembles the deals the Angels made last winter with Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson -- consummated in reaction to other contenders' activity, likely to boost th...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  8. Josh Hamilton creates short-run surplus for the Angels, but will ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the deal that Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels. In the short-term, it's a reasonable value, but the back-end of the deal could be painful.

    Blog | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Timelines for contention

    Keith Law

    Preseason predictions tend to focus more on the likely contenders than the likely also-rans, as no one gets that worked up over a team that's going to win 70 games, plus or minus five. Even the fans of those teams are usually more concerned abou...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  12. When can the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros reali...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law examines a number of rebuilding clubs and estimates when they can realistically compete.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  13. Keith Law -- Indians make wrong choice in acquiring Ubaldo Jimene...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law writes that the Cleveland Indians have misjudged their own contender status in trading for Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2011
  14. MLB: Getting Zack Greinke was good for the Milwaukee Brewers, but...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law evaluates the Zack Greinke deal. Ultimately, he believes it was a good deal for the Brewers -- in the final year of Fielder's contract, they'll be contenders -- and a decent deal for the Royals, although odd considering the talent in the system.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2010
  15. Rockies, Dodgers add usable pieces at last minute

    Keith Law

    The Rockies had a desperate need for an additional starting pitcher with Aaron Cook out with a sore shoulder, possibly for the season, with internal options like Josh Fogg (not good enough to start for a contender) and Franklin Morales (pitching in o...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  16. Waive goodbye? Six players who might need new uniforms

    Keith Law

    There are some hurdles to clear, but contenders in search of help still can swing deals this month.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2008