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  1. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Rangers Back in the Hunt

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being quietly content with Greg Schiano, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Texas Rangers broke a seven-game skid and reasserted themselves in the AL wild-card race with a 7-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. When...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  3. Second Chances, First Place: Inside the Pirates' Rookie-and-Recla...

    Michael Baumann

    One of the knocks on baseball's dual wild-card system is that it leaves the winner of the play-in game at a real disadvantage, forcing the club to pitch its ace in the win-or-go-home match, then turn around and start the division series without being...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Last Chance in Believeland

    Shane Ryan

    The main message I want to convey up top is that if you're a real baseball fan, you won't watch any college football this weekend. Anyone who watches even a minute of college football on Saturday is a traitor to baseball and shouldn't be allowed to w...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. The Hunt for the NL Central

    Jonah Keri

    Three games into the biggest stretch of their season, the Cardinals have taken two out of three against the Reds, seizing first place in the NL Central. Still, the race is far from over. The Cards have 29 games left to hold on to their lead. Mean...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. The St. Louis Cardinals and the NL Central

    Charles P. Pierce

    The pennant race heats up in St. Louis.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  7. The NL Central in the Clutch

    Jonah Keri

    Two on, one out, his team needing a big hit in a big game against a hard-charging division rival. The perfect spot for Allen Craig. Announcers use lines like those all the time. They talk about someone being the perfect player for a high-leverage ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  8. Is This the Year the Pirates Avoid the Second-Half Collapse?

    Michael Baumann

    It's become something of an annual tradition — the Pittsburgh Pirates enter July in or near first place, buoyed by the inspiring play of Andrew McCutchen, some surprising pitching performances, and the likes of Pedro Alvarez not being quite as ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  9. Trade Deadline Preview: NL East Edition

    Jonah Keri

    We launched our division-by-division early trade deadline preview on Monday with a look at the NL Central. Today, the surprisingly weak NL East. ATLANTA BRAVES We're just shy of the season's halfway point, and the Braves are the only team in th...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    The trade deadline might be a month away, but that doesn't mean teams are waiting to make some moves.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri on the NL Central

    Jonah Keri

    We continue our countdown to Opening Day, wondering if the Reds can stay on top.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  12. Can We Trust the Reds?

    Shane Ryan

    Pardon the headline, stolen from one of Sen. Joseph McCarthy's earliest masterpieces, but there's a situation brewing. The Cincinnati Reds are 33-27, and hold a one-game lead in the NL Central. The last time the Reds won the division was 2010, but th...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  13. Jonah Keri breaks down how the Reds became NL Central contenders ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Cincinnati Reds provide the blueprint for how to build a contender by playing the free agent waiting game.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  14. Occupy Minute Maid Park

    Whitney Pastorek

    Baseball owners unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane on Thursday, which will lead to the team moving from the NL Central to the AL West for the 2013 season. The decision will give each league 15 team...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  15. Tony La Russa Is Going To Need Your Gun And Your Badge, Nyjer Mor...

    Chris Ryan

    Wednesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0, putting the Cards 8 .5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. But the real story, as it usually is in games involving the SWAT Team, was Nyjer Morgan. St. Louis sta...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  16. The Weekend That Was: Seattle's Woes, the NFL Lockout and Chipwic...

    Shane Ryan

    It's official: The lovable losers from Seattle have dropped 15 straight games. The American League record for consecutive losses is 21 (Baltimore Orioles in 1988), and the overall record is 24 (Cleveland Spiders in 1899). I think it's fair to say ...

    Blog | July 25, 2011