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  1. AL Wild-Card Preview: Indians vs. Rays

    Jonah Keri

    On Monday, we highlighted how the Rays' starting pitching edge, plus just enough offense, would propel them to victory over the Rangers in Game 163. The starting pitching matchup is much tougher to call for Wednesday's Rays vs. Indians wild-card elim...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  2. Five Takeaways From the Reds-Pirates Wild-Card Game

    Jonah Keri

    The Pirates are off to St. Louis, while the Reds are headed home after Pittsburgh won the wild-card elimination game 6-2 Tuesday night, before a delirious home crowd at PNC Park. It was a monumental win for a franchise that had gone 21 years since it...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Jonah Keri breaks down the AL play-in game

    Jonah Keri

    The Rays and Rangers are locked in a battle to determine who gets to be the AL's other wild card.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  4. Breakdown of the Wild-Card Bubble

    Jonah Keri

    With five days to go in the regular season, three teams are vying for two playoff spots in one league, while three more jockey for position in the other. With help from our friends at ESPN Stats & Information, here's what we're watching for four of t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  5. MLB's Super Sweet 16 Prospects Coming to a Pennant Race Near You

    Jonah Keri

    Even after they had contended all season, even after their starting rotation took off in the second half, even after a five-game winning streak in early August propelled them into a three-way tie for the wild card, the Orioles didn't have many believ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  6. NL Division Series Preview

    Jonah Keri

    When the dust settles from the wild-card playoff, who will have enough game to move on to the NLCS?

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  7. NL Wild-Card Preview: the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals

    Jonah Keri

    It's the MLB postseason. It's the new fifth-team format. It's win or go home for the Cardinals and Braves.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  8. Who Says MLB Teams Shouldn't Keep Their Stars?

    Jonah Keri

    The Tampa Bay Rays desperately needed a win Tuesday night to stay on the fringes of wild-card contention. Luckily they had their ace, David Price, going at Fenway Park. After running into some early trouble, Price started mowing down Red Sox hitters....

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  9. Phillies and Brewers Making a Lot of September Noise

    Jonah Keri

    The Brewers have moved 9.5 games closer to the National League's wild-card spot in the past 39 days. The Phillies have also chopped 9.5 games off their wild-card deficit in the past 37 days. Milwaukee now sits 3.5 games behind St. Louis w...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  10. Middle Relief: Meet the MLB Buyers

    Jonah Keri

    There are still nearly five weeks left until baseball's trade deadline. But the addition of a second wild-card spot per league has roped more teams into contention, and more teams into believing they are contenders. That leaves a dearth of sellers da...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  11. Will Yu Darvish End the AL East's Grip on the Wild Card?

    Jonah Keri

    In winning the negotiating rights to Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers fired back at the Angels' own busy offseason. The news also rattled the city of Toronto, flooding phone lines and Twitter with bitter disappointment after the Jays' own run at the Jap...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  12. Atlanta Enters Its Long, Cold Winter

    Jonah Keri

    On September 1, the St. Louis Cardinals sat 8.5 games back in the wild-card chase. This morning, they wake up as wild-card champs, bound for Philly and a shot to keep the magic going. The Cardinals' 8-0 whitewash of Houston gave them 23 wins in th...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  13. A Sneak Preview to MLB's Second Season

    Jonah Keri

    One hundred sixty one games down, nothing decided. That's where the Red Sox, Rays, Braves, and Cardinals find themselves after an incredible, surreal night of baseball, one that left both wild-card races tied and set up a spectacular finish no one sa...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  14. Jonah Keri reviews the theatre of the final days of the MLB seaso...

    Jonah Keri

    The last few days of the MLB season seem to be a script ripped straight out of October.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  15. Six Takeaways From a Wild Wild-Card Weekend

    Jonah Keri

    1. Jacoby Ellsbury is my AL MVP. Advanced stats are anything but unanimous on the award. FanGraphs has Ellsbury ahead of Jose Bautista and Justin Verlander. Baseball-Reference has it as Bautista by a hair over Verlander, with Ellsbury trailing bot...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. Jonah Keri can't believe the NL wild-card race is suddenly heatin...

    Jonah Keri

    Now that the NL wild card is up for grabs, the final two weeks of the MLB regular season should end with a bang.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011