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  1. Five reasons the Dodgers have struggled

    David Schoenfield

    The Dodgers enter Monday's game against the Reds with a 33-31 record, good enough to be in the thick of this year's wild-card race but 9.5 games behind the best-in-baseball Giants. Mediocrity may be good enough for now, but it's certainly not what wa...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  2. Playoff watch: Mediocrity reigns in AL

    David Schoenfield

    Let's be honest: The American League wild-card "race" is more like two marathon runners stumbling to the finish line. As my colleague Jim Caple points out, over the past month the Rangers are 11-16, the Rays are 13-16, the Orioles are 14-15, the Yank...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Rays and Yankees are happy, Orioles sad

    David Schoenfield

    Well, you can't say this American League wild-card race is lacking in drama. Hey, the eventual payoff is small -- one game to keep your season going! -- but it sure is giving us a fun September. A crazy Wednesday was followed by a crazy Thursday a...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  4. Wild night tightens up AL wild-card race

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield has any team suffered more crushing defeats than my O's this year? It's been excruciating.- Josh Powell (@JoshuaCPowell) September 12, 2013 Here are some of the position players to suit up for the Yankees in 2013: Vernon Wells, Chr...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. Time for Cleveland's offense to step up

    David Schoenfield

    Some of the facts and figures from the Indians-Braves series, from the perspective of the Cleveland Indians, a team fighting to stay in the American League wild-card race: • Allowed eight runs. Lost all three games. • 0-for...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. Podcast: Wild-card madness, amazing A's

    David Schoenfield

    I joined Eric Karabell on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast and we debated the NL wild-card race: Is it really exciting or are we just watching a bunch of mediocre teams battle it out? Plus the amazing Oakland A's and A.J. Griffin, the White Sox and...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  7. Wrap: Playoffs, best fans, trading Andrus

    David Schoenfield

    With the pesky Rays and Orioles battling it out in Baltimore, we talked about the wild-card race, whether the Rangers should trade Elvis Andrus, why football is more popular than baseball, playoff rotations, which city has fans that are most into gam...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  8. Brewers making wild-card race extra fun

    David Schoenfield

    The second wild card is a goofy, ridiculous idea that goes against everything baseball history stands for: That the regular season is the ultimate test of a team's ability, strength and toughness. To get to the playoffs, you have to prove yourself ov...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  9. Phillies, Brewers still in wild-card race

    David Schoenfield

    No, seriously, don't laugh. You can't write off the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers just yet. Both teams are 69-71 and six games behind the Cardinals for the second wild card (with the Dodgers and Pirates also ahead of them), but didn't w...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  10. Cardinals living dream in Braves' nightmare

    David Schoenfield

    "It's like we're living out a bad dream." -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, after losing 7-1 to the Phillies on Tuesday. Entering September, the Braves were 80-55, in clear command of the NL wild-card race, leading the Cardinals by 8.5 games...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  11. Running diary: NL wild-card race still tight

    David Schoenfield

    The Braves are trying to rebound from a crushing defeat. The Cardinals are trying to make the biggest September comeback of any wild-card team in history. The Giants are somehow still in this thing. It's September baseball with games that mean som...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  12. Ten games left, 10 things to watch

    David Schoenfield

    1. AL wild-card race. As Dayn Perry writes on ESPN Insider, the popular narrative may have those pesky Rays chasing down the high-priced Red Sox, but the reality is that Boston is still in the driver's seat thanks to its favorable schedule. That sai...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  13. All about the Amazing A's

    David Schoenfield

    The amazing Oakland A's have put together one of baseball's all-time great winning streaks.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2002
  14. Tigers limp into playoffs after Alvarez no-no

    David Schoenfield

    We interrupt your wild-card races to give you Henderson Alvarez and one of the strangest celebrations you'll ever see. The Miami Marlins right-hander struck out Matt Tuiasosopo to end the top of the ninth -- completing nine no-hit innings against ...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  15. Brewers stay hot, Pirates just about done

    David Schoenfield

    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 in a crucial game for positioning in the race for the second wild-card spot in the National League. Random thoughts follow. 1. To be fair, the Pirates played until 1:28 a.m. on Tuesday in Chica...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  16. SweetSpot TV: Who makes the playoffs?

    David Schoenfield

    Where Eric Karabell and I talk playoffs. Who will be in, who will be out? It's looking like most of this year's September excitement will center around the wild-card races, as four of the six division leaders hold leads of 4 or more games. That's ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012