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  1. Links: Attendance, debt, Eck's app

    Rob Neyer

    Do you like the idea of expanding the baseball playoffs? Is a one-game winner-take-all playoff your cup of tea? Vote here and see what other fans think. In other stuff ... Links for Friday morning CNBC's Darren Rovell had a good piece a cou...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  2. Heading for more playoffs in 2012?

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Looks like commissioner Bud's got some interesting ideas kicking around in there ... Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig gave his strongest indication yet that two extra wild-card teams will be added to the playoffs for 2012."I like it enough, s...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  3. Do expanded playoffs mean shorter season?

    Rob Neyer

    Yeah, I'll believe this when it actually happens: Baseball's playoffs could be expanding in two years. The new head of the players' union says his members are open to adding more wild-card teams for 2012 and possibly extending the division serie...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  4. How today could have been even better

    Rob Neyer

    A friend writes: If MLB had a Wild Card Game in each league, even more of today's games would be important: Red Sox and White Sox would still be in the Wild Card hunt. Yankees and Rays would be battling to avoid playing in the Wild Card Game....

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  5. Similar diagnoses for Lincecum and Panda

    Rob Neyer

    As Andrew Baggarly writes, "It's a miracle the Giants lead the NL wild-card standings by a half-game as Lincecum and Sandoval struggle through trying years." As Baggarly also writes, the Giants think they know what's wrong with their stars ... ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  6. Why do Wild Cards keep winning?

    Rob Neyer

    Did you know that Wild Card teams have won 14 of their last 22 Division Series? Are you surprised? I am. But -- and of course here's where it gets tricky -- why? Allen St. John runs through the history of the thing, and for the sake of brevity ...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  7. Podcast: Neyer on NYY, AL Central, NL wild card

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer says there isn't a perfect team in baseball and he's not worried about the Yankees' flaws. Neyer also talks about the AL Central and NL wild-card races....

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  8. Mets not giving up yet!

    Rob Neyer

    Stunning news from Shea, via MLBTradeRumors: "Right now we do not envision [being a seller]," [Omar] Minaya said. "If we're 6 ½ [back] in the wild card with a couple of teams in front of us, we are still kind of trying to...

    Blog | July 23, 2009
  9. Mets need another miracle

    Rob Neyer

    The Mets are six-and-a-half games out of first place in the National League East, behind three teams. The Mets are six-and-a-half games out of first place in the wild-card standings, behind seven teams. The Mets have been outscored by 33 runs. They h...

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  10. Phillies back from the dead

    Rob Neyer

    Since Seemingly Dead Day, the Phillies have pulled themselves within striking distance entering the season's penultimate weekend, writes Rob Neyer.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2006
  11. NL wild card looks like a Padres-Giants affair

    Rob Neyer

    To predict which teams will make the playoffs, the first order of business is evaluating "third-order wins."

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2006
  12. Smart money's on Cleveland

    Rob Neyer

    Nothing is guaranteed, but the Indians should win the American League wild card.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005
  13. Tribe, Astros should win wild cards

    Rob Neyer

    The American League and National League wild-card races are finally sorting themselves out.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2005
  14. Indians, Mets the 'cool' wild-card favorites

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer points out why the Indians seemingly have the best chance of winning the AL wild card.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2005
  15. Playoffs more attainable than ever

    Rob Neyer

    Think your team isn't a contender? Think again. The playoffs are attainable to more teams this year.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2005
  16. Astros doing amazin' stuff

    Rob Neyer

    The Astros sit in a pretty position atop the NL wild-card race. But can they hold on through the weekend?

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2004