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  1. 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
  2. Ranking the contenders' schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    On July 23, 2013, the Cleveland Indians were 52-48 and slogging along. But what they had in front of them was opportunity, as noted then, in the form of one of the easiest second-half schedules in the big leagues. They proceeded to take full advantag...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Manny Machado, Jake McGee among top second-half risers; Charlie B...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses which players are poised for big second halves and which players might be worth trading away now because they could disappoint soon.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  4. Hoffman has best outing of the year

    Christopher Crawford

    If you were thinking that this was the week that things would start clearing up near the top in the MLB Draft, you were sadly mistaken. This weekend was a prime example of just how volatile this year's class is, and we saw a former contender for the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  5. How the Indians remain a contender

    Buster Olney

    When the Indians clinched a playoff spot on the final Sunday of the regular season, Terry Francona walked through the two sheets of plastic that separated a hallway of sanity from Cleveland's champagne celebration. A few minutes later, Francona st...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  6. Ranking aces of NL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    As we've all learned by now, baseball's postseason is pretty much a crapshoot, with all 10 participants having a legitimate chance at a world championship. Just before last year's postseason began I predicted the San Francisco Giants would win th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Reds-Cardinals Preview

    Reds-Cardinals Preview

    Preview | August 27, 2013
  9. Reds-Cardinals Preview

    Reds-Cardinals Preview

    Preview | August 25, 2013
  10. X factors for playoff contenders - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes about August X-factors for teams in the playoff hunt. He points to the Reds and Athletics as teams in dire need to have a resurgence offensively.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  11. What holes contenders should fill before the trade deadline - MLB...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines what holes contenders should fill before the July 31 trade deadline

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  12. Projecting which teams are real contenders and which will fall of...

    Dan Szymborski

    At the halfway mark of the season, Dan Szymborkski takes a look at which teams are real contenders and which teams will fall off.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  13. Detroit Tigers' Bruce Rondon not ready for closer role; Trevor Ba...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles hard-throwing Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon, who made his major league debut Thursday, and updates his top 10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  14. Alarming defensive trends for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angel...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions examines five alarming defensive trends for MLB teams, including issues for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  15. Which contender is most collapse-proof?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I briefly raised this question a couple weeks ago on a SweetSpot TV: Which team is most collapse-proof? Or, to rephrase it, which is least likely to go all 2012 Red Sox on us? At the time, we mentioned the Reds, but I'm not so sure ...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  16. Predicting a Detroit Tigers-Washington Nationals World Series

    Jayson Stark

    A single pitch has yet to be thrown in the 2013 season, but we already know who's going to win it all. And it's the ...

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013