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  1. Where will Tomas end up?

    AJ Mass

    The race to sign Yasmany Tomas may at long last be coming to a conclusion, and it appears that the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres are the final two teams left in the running for the free agent. As Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports, "the Brav...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. MLB - How the Yankees and Blue Jays blew the AL East

    Dan Szymborski

    Some bad decisions by the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have all but ruined their chances at 2014 postseason play. Dan Szymborski breaks down how they blew it.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  3. Players who outperformed or underperformed their preseason ZiPS p...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski lays out the five players who most outperformed their preseason projections (like Victor Martinez), and the five who most underperformed (like Chris Davis).

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  4. Stanton staying in Miami?

    AJ Mass

    When it comes to the National League's MVP race, one of the names that immediately comes to mind as a front-runner is Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins. However, does the slugger's increased profile make him more or less likely to remain in Flor...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Can Brewers right the ship?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers are in the midst of a disastrous stretch, and are grasping at straws as to what steps they might be able to take to right the ship before they end up falling completely out of the playoff race. According to Tom Haudricourt...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  6. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  7. Rays not rushing Jennings?

    AJ Mass

    Realistically, sitting 9 1/2 games behind the Detroit Tigers for the final wildcard spot, the Tampa Bay Rays are just about out of the playoff race for 2014. As a result, there's a definite lack of urgency to rush players who may be nursing injuries ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  8. Top 5 Executive of the Year candidates

    Jim Bowden

    Major league general managers have remained busy on the trade and free-agency front all year long, and their hard work has created some of the best pennant races we've seen in years. In fact, as the calendar turned to September, 21 of the 30 teams we...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  9. Joc Pederson among September call-ups that could be difference ma...

    Christopher Crawford

    Which September call-ups will have the biggest impact on pennant races? Christopher Crawford identifies 11 players around MLB that fit the description.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  10. Surprises abound on leaderboards

    Eric Karabell

    With a month of games to go in the regular season, the races for individual statistical honors are still up for grabs and in most cases they feature some surprising names. That's part of the fun of it for me. Anyone could have predicted Miami Marlins...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  11. Will Reds shut Votto down?

    AJ Mass

    There's still a possibility that the Cincinnati Reds could get Joey Votto back in their lineup this season, though given how far the team has fallen out of the playoff race, it may be a case of too little, too late. Ideally, the Reds would like...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  12. MLB - Will Oakland Athletics or Los Angeles Angels win AL West

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses his ZiPS projection system to predict whether the A's or Angels will win the AL West.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  13. Royals' September bullpen boost

    Doug Mittler

    September call-ups are just two weeks away, and it looks like the Kansas City Royals will be willing to make ample use of their farm system in the middle of a pennant race. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports the Royals are using some...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  14. Sorting out a muddled National League MVP race - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at the candidates to win the National League MVP award, a race that has no clear favorite right now.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  15. What will Cards need in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    While the St. Louis Cardinals are currently in the midst of a tight race for a division title, one can't help but notice the glaring weakness with their current roster. With just 79 home runs on the season, no National League team has shown less powe...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  16. New metric reveals baseball's best power hitters - ESPN The Magaz...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that some hitters just know how to crush the ball: Ruth. Maris. Bonds. Wily Mo Pena. But who has the most pure power of all? A new metric reveals the answer.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014