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  1. 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
  2. Pirates pleased with coaching staff

    AJ Mass

    After making the playoffs for the second consecutive season following a two decades-long postseason drought, it probably wouldn't be a surprise to learn that the Pittsburgh Pirates organization is quite content with the leadership they've hired to ru...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  3. Fantasy value of Orioles, Nationals players

    Eric Karabell

    Congrats to the first two teams to secure MLB playoff berths, as the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, their stadiums separated by less than hour of drive time, won their respective East divisions Tuesday night. The Orioles received five pa...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Castillo to join Red Sox?

    AJ Mass

    Not a lot of people pay close attention to the Double-A playoffs, but fans of the Boston Red Sox may be keeping an eye on one of the participants there -- namely, Rusney Castillo. The outfielder went 1-for-3 with a single, stolen base and run scored ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  6. Examining the future of non-playoff-bound teams - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Several MLB teams are already focused on the future, and Paul Swydan looks ahead at what their primary objectives are.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  7. Five moves I'd like to see before Aug. 31

    Jim Bowden

    As front-running teams gear up for the home stretch, these leading clubs have the chance to impact the last month of the season with a significant move or two. Making these moves could mean the difference in having great postseason success or perhaps...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; analyzing Chris Taylor's value...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford updates his ranking of the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects, and provides an in-depth projection of Mariners prospect Chris Taylor.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2014
  9. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; analyzing Taylor Lindsey's val...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks the top 10 MLB prospects in terms of potential value in fantasy baseball in 2014 and analyzes the fantasy potential of San Diego Padres prospect Taylor Lindsey in depth.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2014
  10. Peavy deal in the works?

    AJ Mass

    Whether or not the Boston Red Sox come to the conclusion over the next few weeks that they're out of the running for a potential playoff spot this season probably doesn't change the fact that it makes a lot of sense to deal Jake Peavy away. As Nic...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  11. 21 hitters who could be dealt this summer

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, 23 teams are within six games of making the playoffs. This means just seven teams can be considered sellers at this juncture, with some of those still considering themselves either holding or buyers. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  12. Gausman key to Orioles' playoff hopes

    Buster Olney

    Fourteen of the 15 American League teams are no further removed from the second wild-card spot than 5.5 games, as of this morning. In other words, 14 of the 15 AL teams should be working with a full dose of hope, including the Houston Astros, who los...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  13. Red Sox taking needless risk with Lester

    Buster Olney

    There are 119 days remaining in the Major League Baseball season, and depending on whether the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, perhaps 119 days until Jon Lester throws his last pitch of the year. But the Red Sox may have much less time than tha...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  14. Picking division and award winners

    Keith Law

    Keith Law offers up his win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Furthermore, explanations for each team are included, along with notes on key players or possible impact call-ups. Award predictions follow...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  15. Wilson Ramos among players with potential for a power breakout - ...

    Lewie Pollis

    Lewie Pollis looks at five hitters with the statistical pedigree to be breakout stars in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  16. Derek Jeter, Yankees must face facts

    Buster Olney

    Simply put, what Derek Jeter will try to do in 2014 -- be a regular shortstop for a playoff team in the summer in which he will turn 40 years old -- is unprecedented. No one has ever done it before. The closest was Luis Aparicio, the H...

    Blog | January 27, 2014