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  1. Alex Rodriguez isn't worst or first

    Gary Hoenig

    In the pantheon of baseball heroes with muddy feet, Alex Rodriguez is, as he is in so many other ways, just a pretender to the throne of most egregious fallen hero.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  2. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds lineup helped by Tuesday's three-team trade; ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses the fantasy implications of Tuesday's Reds-Indians-Diamondbacks trade involving Shin-Soo Choo, Drew Stubbs and Trevor Bauer, among others.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  3. The Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio: Show in review

    With Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo Contender or pretender? - Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo talk about the cluster of teams in contention for baseball's wild card spots and discuss which ones will hang on to make the postseason. Listen ESPN M...

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  4. Ten important things to know on Aug. 13

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love August baseball. This is when the grind of the long season settles in, when depth becomes even more important, when pitchers have to pitch through fatigue and soreness and maybe a little pain. It's when we find out if the pretenders ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  5. State of that other division, the AL Central

    Christina Kahrl

    We're almost a fifth of the way into the season, and many of the expected storylines in both leagues have gotten the usual attention. The East divisions get the attention because both provide full five-team tangles of contenders and pretenders, with ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  6. Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees represent all that is important ...

    Art Garfamudis

    Yankees, Red Sox are kings of MLB. All others are simply pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  7. Video: Picking an AL MVP

    In the video above, ESPN baseball analyst Doug Glanville handicaps the American League MVP race, separating contenders from pretenders. If the season ended today, he'd have a member of the Red Sox as his AL MVP....

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  8. Rangers 4, Angels 3: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Texas Rangers continued to make the Angels look like pretenders rather than contenders. They did it with an all-around game Wednesday, beating the Angels in all phases for a 4-3 win that puts the Angels on the brink of irrelevance i...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  9. MLB contenders, pretenders have month to get in races

    Howard Bryant

    Although there are more high-profile spots on the calendar, the next six weeks of the baseball season is by far the most intriguing. This period of discovery foreshadows the pennant finale and October glory.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  10. MLB: Philadelphia Phillies are back in the playoff race

    John Perrotto

    Thanks to a hot start to September, the Phillies are back in the playoff race. Here are the 10 teams with the best odds to make the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2010
  11. Podcast: Around MLB

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer covers contenders , pretenders, the top managerial jobs and Joe Torre's misuse of the Dodgers' bullpen....

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  12. San Francisco (69-69) at Cincinnati (68-70) 7:10 pm EDT

    San Francisco (69-69) at Cincinnati (68-70) 7:10 pm EDT

    Preview | September 05, 2006
  13. Red Sox, Reds are struggling

    A wrap-up of Sunday's action in Major League Baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2006
  14. Yankees will be rolling come October

    Jayson Stark

    Who will be this year's version of last season's White Sox and Astros? Jayson Stark polled a bunch of baseball people to find out.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2006
  15. Dodgers will win NL West

    Rob Neyer

    Contenders or pretenders? Here's the lowdown on who will win division titles this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2005
  16. Uribe, Overbay among early surprises

    Jerry Crasnick

    Several hitters are off to surprisingly strong starts. Will they keep it up? Our Baseball Insider examines.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2004