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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. 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
  3. Key players for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    Scouts are scattered all over ballparks these days, preparing for the postseason, looking for weaknesses, forming opinions on which hitters to avoid and which hitters to go after. Each of the playoff teams will have particular players who will be...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  4. The most important player on each current playoff team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through every team currently projected to make the postseason and highlights the player most crucial to their playoff hopes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  8. Nationals-Phillies Preview

    Nationals-Phillies Preview

    Preview | August 24, 2012
  9. New York Mets in the playoffs? Stranger things have happened

    Ian O'Connor

    The New York Mets in the playoffs? Hey, crazier things have happened.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  10. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for the Week 2 of ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the schedule for the week of April 16-22 for the best pieces of fantasy advice.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  11. Josh Johnson could swing the fate of the Miami Marlins and the NL...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus writes that each contender in the NL East is relying on players with an injury history, but there might not be a more important player to any team than Miami's Josh Johnson.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  12. Jonah Keri breaks down how the Reds became NL Central contenders ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Cincinnati Reds provide the blueprint for how to build a contender by playing the free agent waiting game.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Playoff contenders battle injury woes

    October is fast approaching and baseball fans are lamenting the lack of pennant races. But many of those teams with their tickets virtually punched for the postseason are facing a race to get some key contributors healthy. Most Games Missed By...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  15. MLB: Several contenders are already trying to figure out how to r...

    Buster Olney

    In St. Louis, Philadelphia and Texas, each a place where the postseason could visit, the managers are already getting their bullpen Rubik's Cubes warm, finding the right combinations for the closer position. The results aren't too bad.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  16. 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