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  1. Ranking the teams: 12 through 7

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 4 of our big team rankings package, where you get upset because I ranked your team too low. We're now in the territory of teams I'm projecting to make the playoffs (well, when you get to No. 10). • Team rankings: Nos. 18-13 » ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  2. Do you need stars to make the playoffs?

    David Schoenfield

    I suppose the instinctive answer to that headline would be, "Well, of course you do. Don't be an idiot." But is it that simple? And what defines a star player? And how many stars do you need? Writing the offseason report card on the Oakland A's...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  3. Projecting the National League West players and teams for 2013 - ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at what each NL West team needs to do to make the playoffs in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  4. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  5. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  6. Will Arizona trade Justin Upton?

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals went crazy after clinching the NL East, the Detroit Tigers partied in Kansas City, and the Oakland Athletics sprayed champagne all over the place after wrapping up a playoff spot. But all was quiet where Arizon...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  7. The Diamondbacks could trade Justin Upton and others this winter ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Arizona GM Kevin Towers is planning his offseason moves, and the biggest question he will face is an old one: Should he trade outfielder Justin Upton?

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  8. How to deploy Clayton Kershaw this month?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Presuming the Los Angeles Dodgers stay in the playoff race for the next few weeks, the team will have some interesting pitching choices to make. Manager Don Mattingly said he will look to maximize the starts of ace Clayton Kershaw i...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  9. 3 up, 3 down: Diamondbacks 2, Dodgers 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are getting bullied in their own neighborhood and it's imperiling their postseason chances. They lost 2-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, their seventh straight loss to Arizona. The Dodgers are four ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  10. MLB -- Are Arizona Diamondbacks a legitimate contender?

    Our experts focus on last year's NL West champions. Can the Diamondbacks reach the postseason again?

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  11. Diamondbacks-Astros Preview

    Diamondbacks-Astros Preview

    Preview | August 16, 2012
  12. Detroit Tigers and other teams looking to make trade deadline mov...

    Buster Olney

    A great number of teams are within reach of the postseason, but there are a handful of teams in particular that are in a position to win now. Buster Olney goes through three of those clubs that figure to be very aggressive at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  13. Arizona's Gerardo Parra won a Gold Glove and lost a starting job

    Noel Piñeiro Planas

    Gerardo Parra won a Gold Glove on a playoff team last season. So why isn't he in the Diamondbacks' starting outfield anymore?

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  14. Diamondbacks-Brewers Preview

    Diamondbacks-Brewers Preview

    Preview | June 28, 2012
  15. Brewers-Diamondbacks Preview

    Brewers-Diamondbacks Preview

    Preview | May 24, 2012
  16. Three aggressive summer buyers

    Buster Olney

    Sometime on Thursday, baseball owners are expected to formally ratify the new playoff format, locking in the system of six division winners and four wild-card teams for this season and beyond. A general manager noted on Tuesday that nobody really kn...

    Blog | May 16, 2012