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  1. 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
  2. Pittsburgh Pirates lead MLB in use of the shift - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions looks closer at the shifting tendencies of MLB playoff teams. The Pirates, for example, have a near-300-shift edge over the other four NL playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 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. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for Week 24 of the...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the action for the week of Sept. 16-22, including which teams are still motivated to give it their all with playoff spots on the line.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  6. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for Week 19 of the...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the action for the week of Aug. 12-18, including a favorable week ahead for the Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  7. Projecting the American League West players and teams for 2013 - ...

    Dan Szymborski

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

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  8. Early looks at big offseason decisions facing all 30 teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the World Series complete and the 2012 season in the rearview mirror, Buster Olney takes an early look at decisions facing all 30 teams this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Jarrod Parker's solid 7 innings help A's snap Angels' win streak

    Jarrod Parker pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Brandon Moss and Cliff Pennington homered, and the Oakland Athletics snapped the Los Angeles Angels' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Monday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  12. Athletics-Angels Preview

    Athletics-Angels Preview

    Preview | September 09, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver unsure how long he'll sit out...

    Angels ace Jered Weaver is unsure how long he'll sit out to rest his biceps tendinitis.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  14. Zack Greinke helps Angels' playoff push with win over A's

    Zack Greinke pitched seven sharp innings to win his third consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Tuesday night

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  15. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  16. C.J. Wilson, Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and Ervin Santana are reason...

    Paul Swydan

    A suprisingly unsteady pitching staff is sabotaging the Angels' playoff hopes.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012