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  1. Show us the contender

    ShysterBall notes that the Tigers are selling so many tickets, they might have to stop. There are a couple of lessons to take from this: First, the notion that attendance is a function of winning and investment in the product on the field has once ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2008
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  3. Daily Quickie: Cultural bull's-eye

    Dan Shanoff on the World Series of Poker, World Series of Darts, Barry Bonds, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Jose Canseco, 'The Contender' and more!

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  4. Peep Show

    Jim Baker

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

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2003
  5. Cabrera move gets White Sox into fast lane

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Not content to let 2015 solely be about the 10-year reunion of last decade's World Series championship team, the Chicago White Sox have managed to construct a brand-new title contender in a matter of weeks. A roster rebuild that began a...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  6. White Sox fill two major holes on roster

    Keith Law

    The White Sox do not have time for your so-called "rebuilding process." Their Monday night acquisition of starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija via trade and signing of closer David Robertson continues Chicago's acceleration back into contender range, ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  7. Cubs bet on Hammel returning to NL form

    Keith Law

    The Chicago Cubs used Jason Hammel exactly as a non-contending team should last year: They signed him to a low-base, one-year deal, got three great months from him and flipped him to a contender for a prospect; he was part of the Jeff Samardzija trad...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  8. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  9. Oakland Athletics are still contenders despite offseason departur...

    Dan Szymborski

    The A's have lost some key players and have been criticized for their trade of Josh Donaldson last week, but Dan Szymborski explains why the team should still be considered contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  10. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  11. DeGrom: Next year, we can get crowds ... hopefully

    David Rieder

    Jacob deGrom made his MLB debut with more than 40,000 spectators on hand this past May at Citi Field vs the Yankees. Next season, he hopes he will pitch in front of similar crowds routinely in Queens as the Mets become contenders. In appearance on...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Cleveland Indians extend manager Terry Francona through 2018

    The Indians have signed manager Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension through 2018.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2014
  13. Dustin Pedroia, Yoenis Cespedes, Jackie Bradley Jr. named as Gold...

    ESPNBoston.com

    Finalists for the Gold Glove Awards were announced Thursday, and the Boston Red Sox have three contenders: Dustin Pedroia at second base, Yoenis Cespedes in left field and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field. Pedroia is vying for his second straigh...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  14. Juan Lagares finalist for Gold Glove

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Juan Lagares is one of three finalists for the NL Gold Glove in center field, Rawlings announced Thursday. The other contenders: Billy Hamilton and Denard Span. Winners will be announced Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The award is 75...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  15. A plan to make the Mets a contender in '15

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesHey Sandy Alderson, want to make your team better? Get Jose Bautista (left) and J.J. Hardy (right). "The short answer is I don't know if there will be a dramatic spike or not. But I will say this: I don't feel that we will necessarily be...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  16. 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
  17. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Richard Bergstrom

    This weekend the 2014 regular season winds down to a close. For those teams who were contenders at the All-Star break, the conclusion is a tad bit sad. To others? It might even be a relief. Yet for those who play on into October, they get more th...

    Blog | September 26, 2014