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  1. MLB GMs rank pitchers like Stephen Strasburg on caution meter to ...

    Tim Kurkjian

    Thanks to Stephen Strasburg, protecting young arms is on every baseball mind. In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Kurkjian writes about where the contenders with star pitchers draw the line between safe and sorry.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  2. Tampa Bay Rays remain contenders despite having depleted roster

    Tim Kurkjian

    While it's realistically a longshot the Rays will reach the postseason, they're a team that shouldn't be counted out because of their willingness to keep grinding it out.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  3. Baseball Tonight Clubhouse

    Tim Kurkjian

    Teams with nothing to play for in September can be dangerous to contenders, and Tim Kurkjian runs down the list of who should cause the most fear.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  4. Baseball Tonight Clubhouse

    Tim Kurkjian

    The Tigers' bullpen is the kind of group that can help a team mask its faults and keep it in a pennant race.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  5. Give Zack Greinke the American League Cy Young Award

    Tim Kurkjian

    Zack Greinke doesn't lead the American League in wins, and he doesn't pitch for a contender. But he's the AL's best pitcher and deserves to win the Cy Young Award.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2009
  6. Tim Kurkjian: Oakland A's dark-horse contenders in American Leagu...

    Tim Kurkjian

    The depth and versatility in their lineup make the A's a team that could rise up and become a contender in the AL West.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  7. Tim Kurkjian: St. Louis Cardinals relying on Chris Carpenter

    Tim Kurkjian

    Chris Carpenter looks like he'll be part of the Cardinals' rotation on Opening Day, making St. Louis immediate contenders in the NL Central.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009
  8. The one potential flaw for each contender

    Tim Kurkjian

    Tim Kurkjian points out the Achilles' heel -- a potential crucial weakness -- that could be exploited on each of the contending teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2006
  9. D-Backs, Tribe could spell doom for contenders

    Tim Kurkjian

    The Diamondbacks and Indians are the two teams who could be major spoilers over the final two-plus weeks of the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2006
  10. Marlins staying afloat due to Jones' dominance

    Tim Kurkjian

    Marlins closer Todd Jones has been the most influential newcomer on a pennant contender this season.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2005
  11. There's no joy in Baltimore

    Tim Kurkjian

    The Orioles looked like a playoff contender not too long ago. Now, they are a mess.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2005
  12. From 'Triple-A' team to contender in one season

    Tim Kurkjian

    The D-Backs lost 111 games last season, but good health, a weakened division and key additions have turned them contenders, Tim Kurkjian says.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2005