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  1. 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
  2. How surplus quality wins predicts postseason success

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating reveals a metric that's a reliable predictor of MLB post-season success. Which is good news for one mid-Atlantic, playoff-bound club.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  3. Why middle relievers are as important as ever, and which ones cou...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler uses recent usage data to show why middle relievers are so important in today's playoffs, then lays out some difference-makers in recent years and which ones could make a difference this year, such as Kevin Gausman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  7. No playoffs again for the Yankees?

    Joe Kaiser

    The only thing more surprising than the New York Yankees missing the playoffs, like they did in 2013, would be for them to miss out on October two years in a row. Entering Tuesday, it's clear that the Yanks have a serious uphill battle to claw the...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. Joc Pederson among September call-ups that could be difference ma...

    Christopher Crawford

    Which September call-ups will have the biggest impact on pennant races? Christopher Crawford identifies 11 players around MLB that fit the description.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  9. Bullpen the key to Yankees' playoff run?

    Joe Kaiser

    The New York Yankees enter Wednesday night's big matchup against Detroit's Justin Verlander six games behind Baltimore for the AL East lead and a mere game back in the Wild Card standings. As long as things continue to play out how they have all seas...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. Glaring holes among playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    It's easy to imagine the Angels succeeding in October -- for seven innings, at least. Mike Trout is already widely regarded as the best player on the planet, and he is in the midst of what is arguably the best month of his career, sporting a 1.228 OP...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. 15 pitchers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, there are currently 22 teams within six games of a playoff slot. This means just eight teams can be considered "sellers" at this juncture, and some of those teams consider themselves in either "hold" or...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  12. A Blue Jays rebuilding plan

    Jim Bowden

    We are only few days into the 2014 season and there is no reason for a team to panic if it gets off to a slow start -- unless you're the Toronto Blue Jays. For the Jays, it's time to accept the fact that they are not going to make the playoffs this y...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Atlanta Braves' postseason chances most affected by injuries duri...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski ranks teams that have been hit the hardest by spring injuries, based on their impact on the pennant races. He says that the Braves have been bitten worst by the injury bug.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  15. New York Yankees still unlikely to make playoffs despite signing ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Despite signing Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees are still a fourth-place team. Dan Szmyborski breaks it down.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  16. New York Yankees' problems are too big for $300 million in free-a...

    Mike Petriello

    New York Yankees problems are to big for $300 million in free-agent spending to overcome. Mike Petriello explains.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013