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  1. MLB - Royals retreat to familiar territory

    Jerry Crasnick

    After falling behind the Giants three games to two in the World Series, the Royals head back to Kansas City where they hope to rediscover their winning brand of baseball.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Oakland A's still need a postseason hero

    Howard Bryant

    The Oakland A's keep failing in the MLB postseason because no one steps up to save them -- propelling himself and the team to greatness, Howard Bryant writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Off Base Rootability Index to know for whom to cheer in MLB's...

    Jim Caple

    So your team didn't make the playoffs. Is that what's bothering you? Not to worry! The annual Off Base Rootability Index is here to help.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  10. Postseason fantasy rankings: Top 165

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back to the MLB playoffs! The postseason gets under way Friday with a pair of wild-card contests, and then a lot more games over the weekend, so we're getting you ready with our annual rankings for playoff pools. This season things are c...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  11. Fantasy baseball postseason rankings led by Justin Verlander, Mat...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell ranks the top 165 players from the 10 playoff teams for your postseason fantasy baseball pools.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics among suprising potential pl...

    Molly Knight

    Preseason pundits were certain the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels would play deep into the fall, but not the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics. What did they miss? Molly Knight examines in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  15. Previewing the potential September MLB madness to come

    Jayson Stark

    The ripple effects of MLB's new postseason format are about to get even more visible and dramatic over the season's final 40 games.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  16. Ranking second-half schedules for American League contenders - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules for every American League playoff contender, from easiest to toughest.

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2012