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  1. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  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. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Second-half schedules for AL contenders

    Buster Olney

    Nobody is going to feel sorry for a team with a payroll scraping the luxury tax ceiling, but the Boston Red Sox have the sort of second-half schedule that might require grappling hooks to climb over. Their game against the New York Yankees on Friday ...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  8. Ranking second-half schedules for American League contenders - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules for every American League playoff contender, from easiest to toughest.

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2012
  9. 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
  10. MLB - Cardinals may have to rethink team when Albert Pujols hits ...

    Buster Olney

    The real games begin when Albert Pujols joins C.J. Wilson and Prince Fielder on the open market this winter. Buster Olney writes that though St. Louis is currently the favorite, there will be several contenders for the iconic slugger.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  11. MLB - Gauging homegrown talent of Yankees, Tigers, Rays and Range...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein takes a look at the AL playoff teams -- New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays -- and ranks them based on the amount of homegrown talent on each squad.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  12. MLB - Mike Gonzalez addition key for Rangers

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that several contenders made last-minute deals Wednesday and that they could end up having an impact during the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Texas Rangers fantasy team preview

    Will Harris

    Will Harris previews the Texas Rangers from a fantasy perspective. They may not look like a contender, but that doesn't mean they don't have fantasy value.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2008
  15. Several contenders need roster upgrades

    Jerry Crasnick

    A power hitter. A starting pitcher. Bullpen help. With the trading deadline slowly approaching, several contending teams are in need of roster upgrades.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2007
  16. Don't count out the Phillies

    A wrap-up of Wednesday's action in Major League Baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2006