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  1. NL Central contenders must start shopping

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Milwaukee Brewers looked so out-of-sync and vulnerable in losing four straight games to the Philadelphia Phillies at home this week, it's only natural that St. Louis and Cincinnati would aspire to reach the All-Star break in first place. They'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Philadelphia Phillies in tough spot with aging roster

    Jerry Crasnick

    Despite myriad reasons to the contrary, the Phillies believe they will be a contender in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2014
  3. Giants, Phillies: Desperate contenders

    David Schoenfield

    News items: • The San Francisco Giants agreed with Michael Morse on a one-year deal for $5 million plus incentives. • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed with Roberto Hernandez on a one-year deal to join their rotation. Both moves c...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Best trade fits for David Price - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which contenders need David Price the most, and which teams aren't a good fit.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  6. Venue changes but not the results

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers win at home. They win on the road. They beat Cy Young winners, up-and-coming aces and back-of-the-rotation starters. They beat National League teams and American League teams, contenders and teams playing out the string. They beat v...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Biogenesis case thorn in side of some contenders

    Jayson Stark

    The Rangers and Tigers seem to somewhat be caught in limbo as the Biogenesis case drags on with the trade deadline looming.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  8. Projecting which teams are real contenders and which will fall of...

    Dan Szymborski

    At the halfway mark of the season, Dan Szymborkski takes a look at which teams are real contenders and which teams will fall off.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  9. Cubs are ready to start selling

    Buster Olney

    The worst possible place to be for a general manager right now is in win-loss purgatory. The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck there at the moment, not really having done anything to make anyone believe they are serious contenders -- they've got the fi...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  10. Cubs are ready to start selling

    Buster Olney

    The worst possible place to be for a general manager right now is in win-loss purgatory. The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck there at the moment, not really having done anything to make anyone believe they are serious contenders -- they've got the fi...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  11. White Sox, Phillies, Brewers must rebuild

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their teams are contenders, so I've decided to do it for them. Wednesday I examined three teams on the edge of contention, and explained w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  12. Cliff Lee throws 8 impressive innings to lead Phils past Nats

    Cliff Lee struck out nine in eight impressive innings, Michael Young tied a career high with three doubles and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Anthony Rendon among best in-house solutions for contenders - ML...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines five in-house upgrades for contending MLB teams, including the Washington Nationals calling up Anthony Rendon.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  15. 10 players likely to be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is witnessing the most competitive balance in more than two decades. As a result, general managers of contending teams already are preparing and targeting potential trade partners for the July 31 trade deadline. All the same, non-contenders ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  16. Key questions remaining for contenders

    Buster Olney

    We're less than a month from the start of spring training, and as one general manager said Monday, we've reached the stage of the winter where what you see is what get, for the most part. Most teams will do a little roster tinkering over th...

    Blog | January 15, 2013