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  1. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  2. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Cleveland Indians extend manager Terry Francona through 2018

    The Indians have signed manager Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension through 2018.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2014
  4. Dustin Pedroia, Yoenis Cespedes, Jackie Bradley Jr. named as Gold...

    ESPNBoston.com

    Finalists for the Gold Glove Awards were announced Thursday, and the Boston Red Sox have three contenders: Dustin Pedroia at second base, Yoenis Cespedes in left field and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field. Pedroia is vying for his second straigh...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  5. Rays-Red Sox Preview

    Rays-Red Sox Preview

    Preview | September 24, 2014
  6. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  7. Seven moves to make Rockies contenders

    Jim Bowden

    Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has announced that he will retire at season's end and when he does, he'll pass the torch to the next most important shortstop who wears No. 2 in major league baseball: Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies, who migh...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  8. St. Louis Cardinals sign A.J. Pierzynski

    The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  9. Lester, Red Sox won't give up hope

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- A two-game winning streak, by virtue of a pair of walk-off wins, does not make the cellar dwellers of the AL East sudden contenders. At 41-51, 9.5 games back in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox still have a long way to go to get back ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  10. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Scouting reports for ALCS between Detroit Tigers and Boston Red S...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron breaks down the ALCS matchup between the Tigers and Red Sox, noting that Shane Victorino could be the series' X factor.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  13. How GM Ben Cherington rebuilt the Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington took the team that finished last in the AL East a season ago and made it into a title contender.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  14. 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
  15. New York Yankees contenders? Not the way they played at Fenway

    Wallace Matthews

    When the Yanks need to be playing their best, they're playing their worst.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  16. Dodgers look to pick up tempo in Cincy

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Remember the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played a series against a playoff contender? They had the Boston Red Sox in town and, even though it came in the middle of one of the greatest runs in franchise history, manager Don Mattingly w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013