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  1. White Sox's climb boosts AL Central

    Buster Olney

    Maybe the American League Central has been better than previously advertised, in light of the recent postseason success of the teams. The Detroit Tigers played for the league championship three straight seasons, from 2011 to 2013, and really, all tha...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  2. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Soria to return for Tigers?

    AJ Mass

    The Detroit Tigers dealt away two prospects for Joakim Soria in July, but his performance for the team following the deal (4.91 ERA in the regular season, 45.00 ERA in the playoffs) makes his return for 2015 a little bit uncertain. As Jason Bec...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  4. MLB - How to bet World Series between Kansas City Royals and San ...

    Dave Tuley

    With the World Series beginning on Tuesday, ESPN Chalk handicapper Dave Tuley examines where the value bets lie.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  5. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for Royals-Ori...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski set the tables for the Kansas City Royals-Baltimore Orioles American League Championship Series, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  6. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  7. My awards voting, playoff notes and more

    Buster Olney

    Lockers are being cleaned out these days, first in Oakland, then Pittsburgh, Detroit and Anaheim. Goodbyes are being said, perhaps temporarily or maybe for longer than that. Victor Martinez's season is over, and maybe his time with the Tigers is f...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  8. Hunter hanging it up?

    AJ Mass

    After losing 2-1 on Sunday to the Baltimore Orioles, the Detroit Tigers find themselves with no more games left in the 2014 season. For outfielder Torii Hunter, being eliminated from the playoffs may leave him with no more games left in his career. ...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  9. Where might V-Mart end up in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    Even though the Detroit Tigers eventually lost the first game of their playoff series with the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, Victor Martinez still did his part, hitting a home run and giving the team an early spark. It's that spark many other teams ...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  10. My predictions for the ALDS matchups

    Keith Law

    I'm of the opinion that most playoff series odds are no better than about 55-45, even when one team is clearly superior to the other, because of the randomness inherent in short series and in baseball in general. The two AL Division Series matchu...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  11. MLB - How to bet Major League Baseball divisional playoffs

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley looks at the value in betting the MLB playoffs. He sees the Baltimore Orioles as a strong play against Detroit in Round 1.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  12. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for Tigers-Ori...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski set the tables for the Detroit-Baltimore American League Division Series, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  13. Ranking the MLB playoff lineups

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday and the playoff bullpens Tuesday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the lineups of the nine remaining playoff teams. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB ranks (regular season): Runs: 6th | OPS: 3rd...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  14. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  15. MLB - How to bet wild-card games, plus best World Series bet

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley lays out the updated odds for the MLB playoffs and the best bets for the two wild-card matchups.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  16. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014