Ben Lindbergh says that in a one-game playoff, the Orioles' effective bullpen might be a better option than pushing their starter deep into the game.
Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus writes that Arizona Diamondbacks overcame long odds to make the playoffs in 2011, and they set a path for 2012 sleeper teams to follow. The Royals, Mariners and Pirates could fit the profile.
Baseball Prospectus updates its projections to show which teams have improved their playoff chances the most since Opening Day.
While he may have emerged as the best candidate for the New York Yankees fifth starter slot, odds are against Bartolo Colon having a solid comeback year.