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  1. How are Pirates, Cards lining up rotations?

    David Schoenfield

    The playoff teams are set in the National League, but we don't yet know the order. Three things are still in play: 1. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by one game in the NL Central. 2. The Pirates lead the Giants by one game in the wild-card race...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. A's on brink of historic collapse

    David Schoenfield

    After another loss on Friday, Oakland's lead in the wild-card race is down to two games over Seattle and 2.5 over Detroit entering Saturday's action. In other words, the A's biggest worry now isn't so much the AL West title as simply holding on for a...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. One week left: 10 games to watch

    David Schoenfield

    Some races were cleared up over the weekend, but the AL wild-card standings remain a three-for-two proposition, the Pirates and Giants are battling for home-field advantage in the NL wild card, and the AL Central, NL Central and NL West haven't quite...

    Blog | September 22, 2014