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  1. Lessons from the 2014 baseball playoffs - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    What are the main takeaways from the 2014 MLB postseason? Dan Szymborski provides his top six, including the fact that home-field advantage is not that important anymore.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  2. Will Red Sox make push for Sandoval?

    AJ Mass

    With a .338 batting average this postseason, Pablo Sandoval has certainly saved his best for last as his contract with the San Francisco Giants comes to an end. Could the third baseman be headed across the country to Fenway Park once the World Series...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  3. MLB - How to bet World Series between Kansas City Royals and San ...

    Dave Tuley

    With the World Series beginning on Tuesday, ESPN Chalk handicapper Dave Tuley examines where the value bets lie.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  4. Stability, continuity key to Giants' success

    JIm Bowden

    The San Francisco Giants hired Brian Sabean as their senior vice president and general manager on Sept. 30, 1996. Since then, he has led the Giants to seven postseason berths and, with this year's team, four World Series appearances, including two wo...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  5. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for Giants-Car...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski set the tables for the San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship Series, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  6. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for World Seri...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski preview the World Series Game 7 matchup between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  7. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for Giants-Roy...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski preview the San Francisco Giants-Kansas City Royals World Series matchup, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  8. MLB - How to bet Major League Baseball championship series

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley looks at the value in betting the MLB playoffs. He sees the San Francisco Giants as a strong play against St. Louis.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  9. 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
  10. No perfect time to pull a starting pitcher

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- If there's a common denominator in the first extraordinary week of the playoffs, it is this: There is no perfect time for a manager to pull his starting pitcher. On one day, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  11. MLB - How to bet Major League Baseball divisional playoffs

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley looks at the value in betting the MLB playoffs. He sees the Baltimore Orioles as a strong play against Detroit in Round 1.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  12. Ranking the MLB playoff lineups

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday and the playoff bullpens Tuesday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the lineups of the nine remaining playoff teams. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB ranks (regular season): Runs: 6th | OPS: 3rd...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  13. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  14. MLB - How to bet wild-card games, plus best World Series bet

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley lays out the updated odds for the MLB playoffs and the best bets for the two wild-card matchups.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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