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  1. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
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  3. 10 key matchups in the wild-card games

    Buster Olney

    Ten crucial matchups to watch in the AL and NL wild-card games: 1. The Royals versus the Jon Lester mystique The left-hander's performance in the postseason last year established him as one of the best October pitchers of his generation. In 13 ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. The Pittsburgh Pirates' struggles versus lefties among notable tr...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the key stats, trends and matchups for the upcoming wild-card games, plus lays out the ZiPS projection odds for who will win.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  5. Could Nava be in Giants' 2015 plans?

    Joe Kaiser

    Boston's suddenly abundant outfield could leave Daniel Nava on the trade market over the winter. Nava would seem to be a backup at best on a Red Sox team expected to have Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig in the outfield next season...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Pitching a big concern for Giants?

    Joe Kaiser

    Pitching is the primary reason the San Francisco Giants were able to rattle off World Series Championships in two of the last four years, and by pitching we mean all phases -- the starting staff, the setup men and a lock-down closer (first Brian Wils...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  7. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  8. Pittsburgh Pirates lead MLB in use of the shift - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions looks closer at the shifting tendencies of MLB playoff teams. The Pirates, for example, have a near-300-shift edge over the other four NL playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  9. Who starts in NL wild card?

    AJ Mass

    If the season ended after play on Thursday, the San Francisco Giants would be squaring off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in next Wednesday's wild card showdown. Although the Pirates still have a chance to catch the St. Louis Cardinals and avoid that...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  10. Bochy staying positive amid Giants slump

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hours before the Giants stepped in front of the pitching bulldozer otherwise known as Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday evening, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy had a quandary: What should be done if his team were to lose yet still...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  11. Interest in Tomas continues

    AJ Mass

    According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, interest in Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas remains incredibly high following his Sunday showcase that was "heavily attended" by teams that included the Padres, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Giants and Mets. A...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Pace of play committee lacks right voices

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Another in the season-long burst of complaints erupted recently over one of the on-the-fly rule changes that were implemented in 2014. An official with Major League Baseball privately conceded that the criticism, in this particular cas...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. MLB - Late-season marquee pitching matchup such as Tuesday's Bumg...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski takes a closer look at how rare marquee pitching matchups -- such as Tuesday's Madison Bumgarner-Zack Greinke duel -- are, and lays out the Giants' dwindling division-title chances.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  14. What will Giants do with OF?

    AJ Mass

    Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that neither Mike Morse nor Angel Pagan will be in the lineup for the San Francisco Giants as they prepare to kick off a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers with a chance to secure a highly-coveted p...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  15. Can the Giants win without Pagan?

    Joe Kaiser

    Back in early August, we speculated along with the baseball world about whether Angel Pagan's return after a lengthy absence could really ignite the San Francisco Giants, which had fallen on hard times and been overtaken by the Los Angeles Dodgers fo...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  16. Will Giants continue to trust Hudson?

    AJ Mass

    For now, it looks as thought the San Francisco Giants are going to stick with Tim Hudson in their starting rotation, as the pitcher is expected to take the mound on Friday night in San Diego. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle repor...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  17. Impact of Ryu injury on Kershaw

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Dodgers received some encouraging news Monday when an MRI of Hyun-Jin Ryu's left shoulder showed no structural damage. Ryu was pulled after one inning against the Giants Friday night in San Francisco and rookie Carlos Frias will s...

    Blog | September 16, 2014