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  1. Picking division and award winners

    Keith Law

    Keith Law offers up his win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Furthermore, explanations for each team are included, along with notes on key players or possible impact call-ups. Award predictions follow...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  2. Cleveland Indians have the most volatile rotation in baseball - M...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why the Indians have the most dangerous rotation in baseball -- in a good and bad way.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates among 2013 playoff teams that will miss postse...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at three 2013 playoff teams that will not return, and predicts the three teams that will replace them in the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  4. How the Indians remain a contender

    Buster Olney

    When the Indians clinched a playoff spot on the final Sunday of the regular season, Terry Francona walked through the two sheets of plastic that separated a hallway of sanity from Cleveland's champagne celebration. A few minutes later, Francona st...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  5. Evaluating closers-in-waiting for 2014 like David Robertson and B...

    Scott Spratt

    Closers are made, not born, and Scott Spratt looks at some pitchers who could be the 2014 version of Koji Uehara.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  6. St. Louis Cardinals have hidden NLCS edge in game of shifting - M...

    Scott Spratt

    Neither the Cardinals or Dodgers like to aggressively shift their defense. But, as Scott Spratt explains, this works in St. Louis' favor.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  7. Ubaldo Jimenez among bounce-back players who could garner large c...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at what the future holds for 2013's surprise stars: Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana and Marlon Byrd. He write whether or not Jimenez, for example, is worth surrendering a first-round pick.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  8. FAs who could cash in this October

    Jim Bowden

    Just a season ago, Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez entered the postseason with a 9-13 record, a 3.86 ERA and a track record that saw him post double-digit wins just twice in six previous seasons, all with the Marlins. At best, he w...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  9. MLB - How to use Justin Masterson and the Cardinals' bullpen amon...

    Manny Acta

    Manny Acta takes a look at the biggest managerial decisions of the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  10. 2013 postseason fantasy baseball rankings

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to October and the 2013 version of the ESPN Fantasy annual baseball postseason rankings! The Tampa Bay Rays settled the final official playoff spot Monday night, so here we go with position by position rankings and a top 100 to get you ready ...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  11. Why each American League playoff team won't win the World Series ...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron gives the biggest reason why each AL playoff team won't win the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  12. These teams won't miss playoffs in 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the introduction of a second wild-card team in 2012, teams are in the postseason hunt later and longer than ever. Three teams in particular were expected to contend for a playoff berth but fell short for various reasons. What sets them apart is ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. Ranking aces of AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday, I ranked all the National League aces of postseason contenders. The list featured a mixture of young power arms and seasoned veterans with postseason experience. What's more important: ability or experience? While veteran savvy is importan...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  14. Free agents who most helped their value

    Keith Law

    With the regular season about to end and 20 of the majors' 30 teams preparing for the offseason rather than the playoffs, free agency is starting to grab a little more mindshare around the industry now, especially as front offices look out over a wea...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  15. Mapping playoff probabilities for each American League wild-card ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski maps out the playoff probability for each AL wild-card contender based on how they fare in each of their remaining series.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  16. Weekend trades recap, Bits

    Eric Karabell

    Several veterans that used to be varying levels of proficient in fantasy baseball were traded this weekend (just before the deadline to make them eligible for their new teams in postseason play). Among them are Justin Morneau (Pittsburgh Pirates), Mi...

    Blog | September 03, 2013