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  1. Miami Marlins should be taken seriously as a playoff contender - ...

    Dan Szymborski

    The Marlins were a trendy choice as a preseason sleeper, and Dan Szymborski explains why they should be taken seriously after a hot start.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  2. Best trade fits for David Price - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which contenders need David Price the most, and which teams aren't a good fit.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  3. Mapping playoff probabilities for each American League wild-card ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski maps out the playoff probability for each AL wild-card contender based on how they fare in each of their remaining series.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Anthony Rendon among best in-house solutions for contenders - ML...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines five in-house upgrades for contending MLB teams, including the Washington Nationals calling up Anthony Rendon.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  8. 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
  9. New York Yankees among playoff contenders most likely to collapse...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the playoff contenders with the biggest bust potential this September.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  10. How Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles became AL wild card c...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes that by focusing on building for the future, the A's and Orioles made sound decisions that have brought early, and unexpected, returns.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2012
  11. Baltimore Orioles and other fringe contenders that shouldn't be b...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory writes that while the Baltimore Orioles (and four other teams) are legitimate postseason contenders, they aren't primed for deep playoff runs and therefore shouldn't be buying at the trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  12. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians win with cheap relie...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains why inexpensive bullpens are the key to the Indians' and Pirates' success, and also points out that there is no correlation between a bullpen's cost and success.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  13. MLB - Carlos Beltran could end up with the San Francisco Giants, ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down all the possible trade destinations for Carlos Beltran, and explains why some work better than others. As it stands now, the Texas Rangers seem like the ideal landing spot for the All-Star.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  14. MLB: A path for rebuilding for the Houston Astros

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski lays out a plan for the last-place Houston Astros to rebuild their team back into a contender.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2011
  15. MLB: What the future holds for baseball's six last-place teams

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines the six last-place teams in baseball and projects what comes next, looking both for potential turnarounds and the tough personnel decisions they will face this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  16. MLB: Even with the Milwaukee Brewers getting Zack Greinke, the NL...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski used ZiPS projections for the NL Central in 2011 after the Zack Greinke deal. The Brewers are contenders, yes -- two games off the pace, with the Reds -- but the division belongs to the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010