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  1. Key matchups in winner-take-all games

    Buster Olney

    The most intriguing matchups in today's winner-take-all wild-card games: 1. The Rangers' lineup against Buck Showalter's bullpen Joe Saunders is getting the start for Baltimore, but the roster rules for the one-game playoff suit a ma...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  2. Key matchups for Orioles, Rangers, Braves and Cardinals - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the key matchups that will decide the new one-game-series approach for the MLB wild card.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  3. MLB - In one-game playoff, Orioles' bullpen better option than st...

    Ben Lindbergh

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  4. How a GM handles the extra wild card

    Jim Bowden

    As we all know, MLB added an extra wild-card team this year -- with the two wild cards playing a one-game playoff -- and this will no doubt have an enormous impact on how front offices handle decisions during the season. The critics of the one-ga...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  5. The advantages of postseason expansion

    Buster Olney

    Forces within the sport of baseball have been aligned against the idea of having a one-game playoff. There are owners who hate it because they feel that after a 162-game season, they'd like to be assured of at least one home playoff game. There ...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  6. The advantages of postseason expansion - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that adding a one-game playoff to the postseason could benefit the game in a number of ways, especially because it will give added weight to each of the divisional races.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  7. Luck's turnovers could sink Colts' playoff hopes - NFL

    Field Yates

    The Colts' blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys was more than a blip on the radar for Andrew Luck, writes Field Yates. It was another in a string of games that has seen Luck turn the ball over, a trend that could make Indy's playoff stay a short one.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  8. Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC

    Derek Tyson

    With Alabama winning the SEC championship on Saturday and the college football playoff now set, SEC schools can now turn their focus to recruiting. Despite there being only one game this weekend, there was still a bunch of recruiting news from around...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  9. Why Detroit Lions will contend for NFC's top playoff seed - NFL

    Field Yates

    The Lions have gotten off to fast starts before, but this season is different, writes Field Yates. A dominant front seven and more disciplined approach has Detroit poised to contend for a top-two seed in the NFC.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Is Jackson the M's future in CF?

    Joe Kaiser

    Monday is a disappointing day for the Seattle Mariners, which on Sunday finished one-game short of a potential shot at their first playoff appearance in 13 seasons. As the team picks up the pieces in an otherwise uplifting and unexpected 87-win seaso...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Is Davis the key for Pirates?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone 11-2 over their last 13 games to get back into the thick of the National League playoff hunt. However, one of the weaknesses of the team this season continues to be the .222 collective batting average at a revolving d...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  14. Ranking Week 1 overreactions

    Travis Haney

    It's just one game. That single sentence is a handy guide to avoid a very natural reaction -- which is to overreact. There was plenty of that after Week 1. In several cases involving playoff contenders, it didn't matter whether a team won or lo...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  15. Why Seattle Seahawks are my pick to win Super Bowl XLIX - NFL

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks are Mike Sando's pick to win Super Bowl XLIX. Here are seven reasons he has the champs repeating.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  16. Teams hurt most by strength of schedule in 2014 - College Footbal...

    Brian Fremeau

    Which college football teams face a much tougher projected schedule in 2014? Brian Fremeau has the top five, including two BCS bowl winners from 2013.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014