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  1. A's emphasizing defense vs. KC?

    Joe Kaiser

    Speed is one of the most potent aspects of Kansas City's offense this season, with the Royals leading all of baseball with 153 stolen bases. That's why Oakland is going with a defensive-oriented lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card showdown...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. 10 key matchups in the wild-card games

    Buster Olney

    Ten crucial matchups to watch in the AL and NL wild-card games: 1. The Royals versus the Jon Lester mystique The left-hander's performance in the postseason last year established him as one of the best October pitchers of his generation. In 13 ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. The Pittsburgh Pirates' struggles versus lefties among notable tr...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the key stats, trends and matchups for the upcoming wild-card games, plus lays out the ZiPS projection odds for who will win.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals both reversed early-season...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan has a mea culpa of sorts with regard to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals, who both reversed early-season trends to reach the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  6. Could Dayton Moore return to Atlanta?

    Doug Mittler

    Postseason baseball returns to Kansas City for the first time since 1985 on Tuesday, and with it comes some vindication for Royals general manager Dayton Moore, who took over during the 2006 season and did not have a winning season until 2013. Be...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  7. Final-day decisions for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    This final day of the scheduled regular season should be something that Major League Baseball dreamed about, because even after seven weeks of spring training and 182 days of play, six teams -- 20 percent of the clubs -- don't know where they will be...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  8. Willingham calling it a career?

    AJ Mass

    Should the Kansas City Royals be able to secure a playoff spot as expected this weekend, three of the longest nine post-season droughts among active players would all go by the wayside. Alex Gordon, Billy Butler and Josh Willingham have all played mo...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  9. Will Butler be back in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals plans on using Billy Butler as their designated hitter in each and every game for the rest of the season. However, these may well be the last games in a ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  10. MLB - Is this the last hurrah for AL Central leader Detroit Tiger...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan says that despite all the big names on their roster, this season could be the last hurrah for this iteration of the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  11. Shaky Nathan still in favor?

    AJ Mass

    Although it looked at though manager Brad Ausmus was considering bringing Joakim Soria into the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals, he did ultimately turn to closer Joe Nathan to close out a 3-2 victory for the Detroit Tig...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  12. Soria to get new bullpen role?

    AJ Mass

    If the Detroit Tigers have a ninth-inning lead to protect at any point during their crucial weekend series with the Kansas City Royals, they are more than likely going to rely on veteran Joe Nathan to shake off Tuesday's blown save in the hopes he ca...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  13. 10 days, 10 burning questions

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- Ten days left in the regular season. Ten burning questions. 1. Will Oakland pull out of its flat spin? The Athletics have surrendered 15.5 games in the standings to the Angels in 39 days, which might otherwise seem impossible if ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  14. Angels bullpen reason for second-half success

    Mike Petriello

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Mike Petriello explains how the Angels turned their bullpen from the worst to arguably the best, and Jim Keller shows how other contenders turned their seasons around.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  15. Defense suddenly a problem for Royals?

    Joe Kaiser

    The same spectacular defense that propelled Kansas City to first place in the American League Central throughout much of August and September has failed the team as of late. "Obviously, we're not swinging the bats well," manager Ned Yost told The ...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  16. Royals ready to return to Holland?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals have been quite fortunate to have Wade Davis in their bullpen. The reliever has now gone 30 2/3 innings without allowing a run -- a streak that spans his last 32 outings -- but none as important to the team's playoff hopes as h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014