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  1. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

    Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  5. DeGrom's workload

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets previously set a 180-185 innings pitched limit for rookie Jacob deGrom, but there could be some wiggle room if the club is a serious contender for a postseason berth. In an interview during a local TV broadcast over the weekend,...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  6. Collins: Mets can be contenders

    Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    NEW YORK -- Even with a four-game winning streak, the New York Mets are seven games under .500. Even with three straight wins against the team that began the week leading the National League East, the Mets are eight games out of first place. Ther...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Adam Wainwright leaves with knee injury in Cards' win, says he's ...

    Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  9. Jeff Samardzija to the Arizona Diamondbacks among trades that sti...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  10. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Be wary of the Oakland Athletics - MLB

    R.J. Anderson

    R.J. Anderson of Baseball Prospectus writes that while the A's boast one of baseball's best records, they shouldn't be considered contenders in the AL. Poor performances against good teams is a reason for this theory.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  12. 10 concerns for 10 contenders

    Buster Olney

    The Toronto Blue Jays were the first team to jump into winter with an early hammer, but some general managers and agents say that their sense of the market is that others are waiting. Waiting for the prices to drop, or waiting for more opportunities ...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  13. Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves among contenders with major conc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at 10 concerns for 10 contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2012
  14. Cliff Lee fans 10 as Phillies defeat R.A. Dickey, Mets

    Cliff Lee struck out 10 while outdueling Cy Young contender R.A. Dickey, and the Phillies regained their winning touch by beating the Mets 3-1 Monday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  15. Hairston: 'I'm happy to be a Met'

    Adam Rubin

    Associated Press There is a definite trade market for Scott Hairston. Terry Collins believes Justin Turner would help a contender, too. PHOENIX -- Mets officials want to keep their 2012 edition as competitive as possible. So, barring an offer too g...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  16. Mets-Diamondbacks Preview

    Mets-Diamondbacks Preview

    Preview | July 28, 2012