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  1. 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
  2. How Josh Hamilton projects with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red...

    Dan Szymborski

    Ranking the contenders for Josh Hamilton's services based on where he fits best.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Kyle Kendrick flirts with no-hitter, leads Phillies to 5th straig...

    Kyle Kendrick struck out a career-high eight over seven strong innings to lead the surging Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 3-1 over the Miami Marlins on Monday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  6. MLB -- Greinke good to go at deadline

    Jerry Crasnick

    Brewers ace Zack Greinke silenced concerns over his readiness to contribute to a contender by shutting down the Phillies over seven innings.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  7. Teams whose defense could earn them or cost them postseason berth...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec provides his list of three contenders whose defenses could cost them a postseason berth, and three contenders whose defenses are good enough to help them earn a trip to the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  8. Prince Fielder could make the Nationals immediate playoff contend...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that signing Prince Fielder would immediately make the Washington Nationals contenders in the NL East, as Fielder would transform the lineup. But how would the dollars and years sag on the franchise in future seasons?

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  9. MLB - Ranking homegrown talent of NL playoff teams

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein ranks the NL playoff teams -- Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals -- based on the level of homegrown talent on each squad.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2011
  10. MLB: Following injury to St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright, re...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that following the injury to St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, the rest of the NL Central's contenders have begun to deal with injuries of their own. As a result, Cards manager Tony La Russa is feeling good about his team's chances.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  11. MLB: Rating the defenses for all MLB contenders this year

    Ben Jedlovec

    Baseball Info Solutions rates the defenses for all contending MLB teams and notes the role that defense will play on the road to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  12. Ranking contenders' lineups, from best to worst

    Jerry Crasnick

    Teams that have the ability to hit quality pitching usually thrive in the postseason. That said, which lineups among serious playoff contenders are the best?

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  13. Astros now have youthful hope

    Buster Olney

    Roy Oswalt is gone, and so is Lance Berkman, and there is no hope for the Houston Astros to become a contender in 2010. But there is hope in Houston in a way there hasn't been the past couple of seasons, when an aging team was dragged down by e...

    Blog | August 15, 2010
  14. MLB: Sans Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt, there is still hope in Ho...

    Buster Olney

    There's no Lance Berkman or Roy Oswalt, but the Astros have something better: hope.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2010
  15. The Dog Days of August: Will hobbled Philadelphia Phillies remain...

    Do the Philadelphia Phillies have what it takes to survive the dog days of August and be playoff contenders? ESPN.com examines their chances.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  16. Midseason 'All-Offensive Laggard' squad

    Jerry Crasnick

    There are several hitters on contenders who've failed to produce to expectations and must pick up the pace in order to help their teams make the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010