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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. Jeff Samardzija to the Arizona Diamondbacks among trades that sti...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  3. Could Johan end up in pinstripes?

    AJ Mass

    Although the Minnesota Twins are reportedly quite interested in giving Johan Santana a chance to attempt a comeback, they are not believed to be the only contenders to get the pitcher's signature on a contract for 2014. As La Velle E. Neal III of ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Angels among contenders lacking pitching depth - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at three contenders who don't have enough pitching depth to go all the way.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  5. Top remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A lot of teams filled needs in recent weeks, which is why you wouldn't blame Boston GM Ben Cherington and St. Louis GM John Mozeliak if they spent some of the time here sipping fruity drinks with umbrellas. Their winter work is mostl...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  6. Dodgers open to moving Ethier, Kemp

    Buster Olney

    The first part of the plan was to significantly improve the Los Angeles Dodgers immediately, to turn them into a contender immediately, to the alter perception of them immediately. Cost be damned. These were the first broad strokes, because the Dodge...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  7. Brian McCann fills Yankees' biggest void

    Keith Law

    The New York Yankees' move to sign Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract might be the easiest, best upgrade any contender could make this offseason. They played a variety of offensive ciphers at the position in 2013, getting just 0.9 W...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Pittsburgh Pirates must stay aggressive - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello writes why the Pirates must be aggressive this offseason to remain a World Series contender. He says the biggest needs are a middle-of-the-order bat and a new starter.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  11. Biggest positions of need for contenders this winter - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the biggest holes that contenders must fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  12. How Dodgers can get even better

    Jim Bowden

    The Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group, led by Mark Walters, Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten, has to be pleased with how quickly it's been able to turn the Dodgers into a legitimate World Series contender, even if it took spending more than everyone ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Ranking aces of AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday, I ranked all the National League aces of postseason contenders. The list featured a mixture of young power arms and seasoned veterans with postseason experience. What's more important: ability or experience? While veteran savvy is importan...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  16. 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