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  1. Can Hamilton heal in time?

    AJ Mass

    Seven different members of the Los Angeles Angels have started games in the cleanup spot this season, but the majority of the time, it was Josh Hamilton who took the big swings in the lineup. Once the playoffs roll around, though, there's a good chan...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
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  3. 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
  4. Will Shoemaker make it back?

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Angels, having clinched the American League West, now have the luxury of using the remainder of the season to set up their starting rotation exactly how manager Mike Scioscia would like it to be for their first playoff series. Unf...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Wacha's role still uncertain

    AJ Mass

    The St. Louis Cardinals got five starts from Michael Wacha during their 2013 run to the World Series. Although the team would love to see a repeat performance from the pitcher in this year's playoffs, there's still too much uncertainty surrounding hi...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  6. Where will Zimmerman play?

    AJ Mass

    The Washington Nationals, who clinched the National League East crown on Tuesday night, have been without the services of Ryan Zimmerman since July 22, when he tore his hamstring. Now that the playoffs are a certainty, the club will have to figure ou...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  7. Fantasy value of Orioles, Nationals players

    Eric Karabell

    Congrats to the first two teams to secure MLB playoff berths, as the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, their stadiums separated by less than hour of drive time, won their respective East divisions Tuesday night. The Orioles received five pa...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. MLB - How the Yankees and Blue Jays blew the AL East

    Dan Szymborski

    Some bad decisions by the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have all but ruined their chances at 2014 postseason play. Dan Szymborski breaks down how they blew it.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  9. Baltimore Orioles will hold up well in playoffs despite lackluste...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why the likely playoff-bound Orioles, still being dismissed by many, will hold up well in the postseason despite having what many feel is a lackluster starting rotation.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  10. Angels bullpen reason for second-half success

    Mike Petriello

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Mike Petriello explains how the Angels turned their bullpen from the worst to arguably the best, and Jim Keller shows how other contenders turned their seasons around.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  11. The biggest defensive liabilities on top contenders -- MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look at the biggest defensive liabilities on potential playoff teams. He leads with second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who has cost the Nationals 11 runs since Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  12. Players who outperformed or underperformed their preseason ZiPS p...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski lays out the five players who most outperformed their preseason projections (like Victor Martinez), and the five who most underperformed (like Chris Davis).

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  13. Royals ready to return to Holland?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals have been quite fortunate to have Wade Davis in their bullpen. The reliever has now gone 30 2/3 innings without allowing a run -- a streak that spans his last 32 outings -- but none as important to the team's playoff hopes as h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  14. Lowly Texas Rangers could be right back in playoff contention in ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at what has gone wrong with the 2014 Rangers, who currently have the majors' worst record, and why the team could contend again in 2015.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  15. Bullpen help on horizon for A's?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics, winners of just two of their last 11 games, are hoping to soon get closer Sean Doolittle back on the mound in the hopes of stopping this late-season skid from removing them from playoff contention. Susan Slusser of the San...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  16. Can Brewers right the ship?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers are in the midst of a disastrous stretch, and are grasping at straws as to what steps they might be able to take to right the ship before they end up falling completely out of the playoff race. According to Tom Haudricourt...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  17. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014