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  1. Path to the playoffs: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    The American League West may be baseball's most entertaining division in 2015 -- following an entertaining 2014 when the A's blew a huge midseason lead. The up-and-coming Astros and a healthier Rangers squad should both be improved, turning this divi...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  2. Path to the playoffs: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    The National League West had the worst out-of-division record in the majors in 2014 -- its teams were 32 games under .500 -- but the Giants won the World Series. So it was certainly baseball's best worst division. Or something. Attempting to match...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Path to the playoffs: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome to everyone's favorite division -- or least favorite, depending on your opinion of the Yankees and Red Sox. In the past five years, four different teams have won the division. The exception is Toronto, and the Blue Jays now have the longest p...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  4. Yoan Moncada tops list of best Cuban prospects - MLB

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford breaks down the five best Cuban baseball prospects. Yoan Moncada, a 19-year-old infielder, comes in at No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  5. Path to the playoffs: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    It's the National League East, and I just realized this: Is there a division of owners more despised by their fans than this one? Outside of Ted Lerner in Washington, it's not exactly a group of owners who have built good faith with their fan bases. ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  6. Kendrys Morales finalizes deal with Kansas City Royals

    Kendrys Morales missed out on a postseason appearance last season when his Seattle Mariners fell just short of a wild card.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  7. Path to the playoffs: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney just wrote that the American League Central may be the best division in baseball. Does the division still belong to Detroit? Or is this the year the Tigers finally get caught? Here's the path to the playoffs for the AL Central teams: ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  8. Chase Headley: I (heart) New York!

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees haven't made the playoffs since 2012, and New York sports teams are slogging their way through perhaps their worst combined season in a half-century, with no real hope for improvement in the immediate future. But d...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. Path to the playoffs: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    For many, baseball is more exciting than ever. The sport has appeared to reach a level of parity never seen before. Just look at some of the early returns this offseason. Basically, every team is "going for it." OK, maybe not the Philadelphia Phillie...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  10. The playoff team most likely to fade

    David Schoenfield

    Question from Tuesday's chat: Which 2014 playoff team is most likely to miss the playoffs in 2015? Good question! Before giving an answer, here's a big table. This lists all the playoff teams from the five seasons from 2009 to 2013, their win-l...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  11. Cubs will need more (experienced) offense to compete

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- So now that star pitcher Jon Lester is in the fold, can the Chicago Cubs really compete for the playoffs as soon as next year? Lester joins a team that got a bit more experienced with his addition, along with the additions of 31-year-...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. Kevin Cash honored to follow Joe Maddon as Tampa Bay Rays' manage...

    Kevin Cash says he is excited, not nervous, about replacing Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  13. Will Giants pursue Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    Retaining Pablo Sandoval was a postseason priority for the San Francisco Giants, but that is no longer an option amid reports the Boston Red Sox have an agreement in place to bring the third baseman to Fenway Park. The departure of Sandoval lea...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  14. San Francisco Giants get record $388K postseason share

    A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $388,606, topping the previous mark of $370,873 set by San Francisco two years ago.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2014
  15. White Sox's climb boosts AL Central

    Buster Olney

    Maybe the American League Central has been better than previously advertised, in light of the recent postseason success of the teams. The Detroit Tigers played for the league championship three straight seasons, from 2011 to 2013, and really, all tha...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  16. Japan beats MLB All-Stars in exhibition game

    Yuki Yanagita drove in two runs in the eighth inning as Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014