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  1. Yankees unlikely to hold fire sale

    AJ Mass

    As Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York writes, "The New York Yankees (47-47) trail the Baltimore Orioles by five games in the AL East with 68 games remaining. They are 3 1/2 games behind Robinson Cano's Seattle Mariners for the second wild card in the A...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. These teams won't miss playoffs in 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the introduction of a second wild-card team in 2012, teams are in the postseason hunt later and longer than ever. Three teams in particular were expected to contend for a playoff berth but fell short for various reasons. What sets them apart is ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  3. Mapping playoff probabilities for each American League wild-card ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski maps out the playoff probability for each AL wild-card contender based on how they fare in each of their remaining series.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  4. Manny Machado and Brendan Ryan among defensive wild cards in AL w...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at defensive wild cards that will decide the AL wild card race.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  5. Wild-card berth in reach for Royals

    Jim Bowden

    Call it early, call it April, tell me there are still 143 games left in the 162-game schedule, but the fact is that the Kansas City Royals have developed into a legitimate wild-card contender. They're off to a relatively fast 11-8 start. They sit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  6. Baltimore Orioles have a few pitchers with breakout potential suc...

    Mike Petriello

    The Baltimore Orioles have a few pitchers with breakout potential such as Jake Arrieta, which explains why they didn't need to make a move this winter, writes Mike Petriello.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  7. Key matchups for Orioles, Rangers, Braves and Cardinals - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the key matchups that will decide the new one-game-series approach for the MLB wild card.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  8. Postseason fantasy rankings: Top 165

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back to the MLB playoffs! The postseason gets under way Friday with a pair of wild-card contests, and then a lot more games over the weekend, so we're getting you ready with our annual rankings for playoff pools. This season things are c...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. Fantasy baseball postseason rankings led by Justin Verlander, Mat...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell ranks the top 165 players from the 10 playoff teams for your postseason fantasy baseball pools.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  10. MLB - In one-game playoff, Orioles' bullpen better option than st...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh says that in a one-game playoff, the Orioles' effective bullpen might be a better option than pushing their starter deep into the game.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  11. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and others chasing statistical benchma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Mike Trout -- who has a shot at a 30-50 season -- and others who are chasing statistical benchmarks as the 2012 regular season winds down.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2012
  12. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  13. Who should start the wild-card games?

    Jim Bowden

    This postseason will mark the first time Major League Baseball will feature two wild-card berths for each league. Managers of the contending clubs for the final four spots say they are only worrying about winning each day's game. However, there's no ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  14. Texas Rangers are still vulnerable in the American League West - ...

    Paul Swydan

    The Rangers are still the favorite to win the AL West, but their late-season schedule leaves them vulnerable.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  15. Wild-card roster rules will allow managers to experiment - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with managers allowed to set 25-man rosters specifically for the winner-take-all wild-card games -- and then change them if their teams advance -- we could see some strange things as managers look for matchups.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  16. 5 pitchers who could swing pennant races

    Jim Bowden

    Starting pitching is what got division leaders to where they are now and it is what many believe will decide the four wild-card berths. Just look at the teams vying for those slots and the pitchers they boast: the Tampa Bay Rays are led by David Pric...

    Blog | September 17, 2012