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  1. Astros will be surprise team of 2015

    David Schoenfield

    Every year, there's a team that finished under .500 the year before that makes the playoffs. You may not classify all these teams as surprise teams but all certainly made significant improvement from the season before. Witness: --2014 Giants: 76 w...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  2. Better, worse or about the same? Scouts weigh in on Yankees' offs...

    Andrew Marchand and Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- In the post-Jeter era, the Yankees are in a yet-to-be defined transition stage in their history. Are they retooling? Rebuilding? Or just plain regressing? They haven't made the playoffs in two years and, if they are going to return to ...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  3. Anthony Rizzo says Chicago Cubs will win NL Central

    Jesse Rogers

    Not only did Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo not back down from his end of season comments about the Cubs making the playoffs in 2015, he upped the ante on Thursday, declaring them World Series worthy.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  4. Happy Birthday, Edgar Martinez!

    David Schoenfield

    Excuse me while I get caught up in a wave of nostalgia ... The greatest moment in Mariners history. And this may be the second-greatest moment. The first highlight was from Game 5 of the 1995 Division Series, one of the most exciting playoff ga...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  5. Madison Bumgarner of San Francisco Giants named AP male athlete o...

    San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who dominated the baseball postseason, is The Associated Press 2014 Male Athlete of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2014
  6. MLB -- Strange But True postseason feats

    Jayson Stark

    The postseason was full of strange but true feats, led by the series winning Giants, who rode their magic carpet all the way to the title.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
  7. Happy b-day: Carlton Fisk, Chris Chambliss

    David Schoenfield

    Carlton Fisk turns 67 today and Chris Chambliss turns 66. They hit two of the most memorable home runs in postseason history, Fisk's Game 6 home run in the World Series in 1975 and Chambliss' pennant-clincher in 1976. Baseball attendance had st...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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