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  1. Oh, the perils of being a wild card in the MLB playoffs

    Jayson Stark

    Congratulations, you've reached the postseason as a wild card. Your reward? A nine-inning, win-or-go-home fight for your playoff lives.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  2. A look at the postseason schedule

    Jayson Stark

    If you peruse your brand-new 2013 postseason schedule, hot off the MLB presses, you'll see that the National League wild-card game will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1. But guess what? Not necessarily. It's still possible, according to two...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  3. A look at the 2013 MLB postseason schedule

    Jayson Stark

    We now know the postseason schedule -- and it looks great on paper. Let's just hope there isn't a three-way tie atop the NL Central after 162 games.

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  4. Extra wild cards not a great thing this year

    Jayson Stark

    A year ago this time, 14 teams were within three games of a playoff spot. And Bud Selig's "why don't we add a wild-card team in each league" brainstorm sure looked like his most brilliant idea since lunch at Gilles. But as I gaze upon the ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Sizing up the races

    Jayson Stark

    While following the race for postseason spots is always fun, it might not be as exciting this September.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  6. MLB -- Infield fly rule call tarnishes St. Louis Cardinals' NL wi...

    Jayson Stark

    On what was supposed to be a historic night, MLB's first-ever wild-card game will be remembered for a controversial infield fly rule call.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  7. MLB postseason/tiebreaker scenarios

    Jayson Stark

    The matchups will be determined by what happens on the field Wednesday. So let's run through the various scenarios.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  8. American League playoff tiebreakers nightmare scenarios - MLB

    Jayson Stark

    Read at your own risk. These AL tiebreaking scenarios continue to look hazardous to your health.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  9. Here come the Phillies and Brewers

    Jayson Stark

    Left for dead in early August, the Phillies and Brewers have roared back into wild-card contention.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  10. Race for second NL wild card could be wild

    Jayson Stark

    As you stare at the National League standings Wednesday morning, you can have only one thought: Bud Selig is a genius. And why is that? Because there is only one race that's saving this entire league from being declared by the surgeon general ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  11. Wild race for second wild card in National League

    Jayson Stark

    With five teams within four games, the race for the second wild card in the National League is shaping up to be a fun one.

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  12. Previewing the potential September MLB madness to come

    Jayson Stark

    The ripple effects of MLB's new postseason format are about to get even more visible and dramatic over the season's final 40 games.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  13. MLB's new postseason plan

    Jayson Stark

    How adding two wild-card teams will affect everything from the hunt for playoff spots to the postseason schedule itself to the trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  14. Major League Baseball expanded postseason field now 'likely' for ...

    Jayson Stark

    With a negotiating deadline just days away, it now appears "likely" that Major League Baseball and the players' association will reach an agreement to expand the playoffs to 10 teams for 2012, sources familiar with the discussions said.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  15. Complications hindering efforts to expand 2012 MLB playoffs, sour...

    Jayson Stark

    Wednesday was supposed to be the day the commissioner's office finished a proposed schedule for the 2012 postseason and shipped it to the Players Association for consideration. But sources told ESPN.com that deadline wasn't going to be met.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  16. Expanded postseason in 2012?

    Jayson Stark

    Strike One: This Bud's for Who Dept. Bud Selig continues to tell people he's "hopeful" of adding two wild-card teams to the postseason menu next year. Well, it's a fun idea. But increasingly, the reaction we get when we ask folks a...

    Blog | December 02, 2011