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  1. Josh Donaldson put up one of unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever...

    Dan Szymborski

    Josh Donaldson put up one of the unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever, and his future is bright. Dan Szymborski explains why the A's third baseman isn't a fluke.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  2. Why Baker is out as Reds manager

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was a moment in the midst of the Reds' playoff loss to the Pirates the other night when Dusty Baker walked over to Johnny Cueto and looked directly into his eyes. He tried to connect, cajole and encourage. It was classic Dusty, whose ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  3. Jordan Walden, Angels throw away 3-run lead in 9th in loss to A's...

    Rookie closer Jordan Walden wasted a three-run lead in the ninth inning, throwing away a potential game-ending grounder as the Los Angeles Angels' playoff hopes were dealt a devastating blow with a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  4. Athletics-Angels Preview

    Athletics-Angels Preview

    Preview | September 24, 2011
  5. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for Week 24 of the...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft previews the Sept. 19-28 portion of the fantasy baseball schedule, the final scoring period in weekly ESPN.com fantasy leagues.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2011
  6. Angels-Athletics Preview

    Angels-Athletics Preview

    Preview | September 13, 2011
  7. C.J. Wilson sets career high in wins as Rangers eliminate A's

    C.J. Wilson scattered five hits over eight shutout innings, Adrian Beltre homered twice to reach 301 for his career and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat Oakland 8-1 on Sunday to eliminate the Athletics from playoff contention.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 11, 2011
  8. Oakland Athletics trade Brad Ziegler to Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler from the Oakland Athletics for a pair of minor leaguers, boosting their bullpen for a playoff push.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  9. Roy Halladay's quiet loyalty to management and fans in Toronto pr...

    Buster Olney

    Roy Halladay toiled successfully for years in Toronto on teams that didn't have much of a shot, and while many openly pine for a bigger stage, he maintained a fierce loyalty to an organization that ultimately was paid back.

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2010
  10. Jorge Cantu's homer lifts Rangers to first postseason bid in 11 y...

    The Texas Rangers clinched the AL West title Saturday and their first playoff berth in 11 years, beating the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Jorge Cantu's tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 25, 2010
  11. MLB: It's time for the Cincinnati Reds to beat the St. Louis Card...

    Buster Olney

    By baseball standards, the Cardinals-Reds fight in the second game of their series was pretty intense -- but while that fight had no winner, the game did, and the bigger issue here is that the Reds must beat the Cardinals on the field now.

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2010
  12. A's snap Rangers' three-game win streak as Gio Gonzalez earns 10t...

    Coco Crisp homered, hit two sacrifice flies and scored twice to back 10-game winner Gio Gonzalez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 6-2 on Saturday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 07, 2010
  13. MLB: The closer we get to the deadline, the more apparent it is t...

    Buster Olney

    Fence-sitting might overtake no-hitters as one of the themes of the current season, at least given the tenor of many discussions that are taking place leading up to the deadline. So many teams are on the edge of the playoff bubble, unsure what to do.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2010
  14. MLB: Midseason prescriptions for the AL West race

    Christina Kahrl

    As MLB comes out of the All-Star break, 'Dr. BP' (Baseball Prospectus) looks at every division and what the clubs within them need. Here now: the AL West. Texas looks strong; for the Angels to catch up, they need a 3B. Ty Wigginton could be the answer.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  15. MLB: Texas Rangers greatly enhance playoff chances by acquiring C...

    Keith Law

    The Rangers get an increased chance of not only reaching the playoffs, but of winning a playoff series. However, the cost may be a superstar first baseman.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  16. MLB - Keith Law: My 2010 predictions for playoffs, awards and mor...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law drops knowledge: his officially unofficial 2010 predictions blog. WS? Yankees over Cards, even though he hates picking repeat winners. NL MVP? Chase Utley. Yea... other curious things abound. Dive in.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2010