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  1. David Price trade timeline in doubt

    Jim Bowden

    Many contending teams interested in David Price now aren't sure the Tampa Bay Rays will actually trade him before the trade deadline. The impression teams are getting is that if the Rays manage to get back in the playoff chase, they will hang on t...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Postseason might not be a fun time for Braves

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Braves have had a great regular season, but the postseason could be a totally different story.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  4. Giants rally for 2 runs in 9th against Jonathan Papelbon

    Alex Arias and pinch-hitter

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  5. 20 starting pitchers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just six weeks away, there are presently 22 teams within eight games of making the playoffs. This means just eight teams can be considered "sellers" at this juncture. Many of the contenders are looking for elite starting pit...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  6. Five crucial questions for Phillies

    Jim Bowden

    When Ruben Amaro Jr. took over as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies following the 2008 season, he inherited a club that had just won the World Series. He went back to the World Series the next year, then made it back to the playoffs the fo...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  7. San Francisco Giants crushed Justin Verlander to set themselves u...

    Howard Bryant

    By torching Justing Verlander, the Giants crushed the Tigers' aura and set themselves up well for the World Series, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  8. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  9. Wild rules could alter playoff games

    Buster Olney

    Some of the San Francisco Giants spoke recently about how they view the Atlanta Braves as a really dangerous postseason team because of their dominant bullpen pieces and the power in their lineup. It's possible that the Braves will finish this s...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  10. Wild-card roster rules will allow managers to experiment - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with managers allowed to set 25-man rosters specifically for the winner-take-all wild-card games -- and then change them if their teams advance -- we could see some strange things as managers look for matchups.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  11. Recapping Tuesday's MLB trades

    It was a busy day as the trade deadline brought a lot of change for a few teams looking to make a playoff push. Here is a look at the major-league impact of Tuesday's trades. All stats are entering Tuesday. RYAN DEMPSTER The Texas Rangers acquir...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  12. What Cardinals, Diamondbacks and others need to do to make a play...

    Paul Swydan

    Five teams are in the bottom half of this week's power rankings but in the top half of baseball in team WAR. What gives? Paul Swydan writes that the Cardinals, D-backs, Brewers, Phillies and Tigers can make the playoffs if they tighten up a bit.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  13. MLB predictions: divisions and awards

    As usual, I've sketched out my win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Usually, I find it's easy to pick a few teams I think will run away from their respective packs -- which isn't to say...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  14. Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels and other award and division picks

    Keith Law

    Keith Law takes his annual shot at picking all division records and player awards. There are definitely some surprises, including a rookie for the Cy Young Award.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  15. And the World Series winner will be …

    Jayson Stark

    What's new? From Albert Pujols in L.A. to the playoffs to Marlins Park in Miami, the 2012 season has a much different look.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  16. 10 bold predictions for 2012

    Jim Bowden

    With the season beginning today in Japan, it's that time of year when everyone is making predictions. I figure it's about time that I get in on the act. 1. The Philadelphia Phillies will not make the playoffs. With Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Col...

    Blog | March 28, 2012