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  1. Teams that won't miss the playoffs in 2015

    Jim Bowden

    The Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and New York Mets fell short of the playoffs this season. In fact, the Mets fell well short. But I predict all three of these teams will make the playoffs in 2015. Granted, these early predictions are ba...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Cleveland closer changing again?

    AJ Mass

    It has been ten days since manager Terry Francona decided that John Axford would no longer be the closer for the Cleveland Indians. At the time, Francona said that he'd go with a committee of four men in the role -- a quartet that included Cody Allen...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  4. How the Indians remain a contender

    Buster Olney

    When the Indians clinched a playoff spot on the final Sunday of the regular season, Terry Francona walked through the two sheets of plastic that separated a hallway of sanity from Cleveland's champagne celebration. A few minutes later, Francona st...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  5. Francona's first hurdle in Cleveland

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Two days before his interview to become the next manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona explained how the job seemed different to him. "It's like family to me," he said, talking about his relationship with Indians general ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  7. Indians and Francona a good match

    Jim Bowden

    Like so many former managers, Terry Francona's preference is to be back in the dugout. He spent this season in front of the TV camera, and there's little doubt in my mind that if Francona chose to remain as a broadcaster he would be just as succes...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  8. MLB: Boston Red Sox camp full of expectations for Adrian Gonzalez...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox enter spring training as the favorites in the AL East. How Boston manages those lofty expectations along with their new roster additions will ultimately tell the tale of their season. Plus, first impressions from camps league wide.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2011
  9. John Smoltz's performance may force decisions from both him and t...

    Buster Olney

    It's hard enough to admit when it might be time to walk away, but when a pennant race is a factor, the decision may no longer be your own. John Smoltz might be facing that reality, writes Buster Olney. Plus a tribute to a sportswriting legend.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  10. Peep Show

    Jim Baker

    ESPN Insider has the latest news and notes from around MLB.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2004