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  1. CC changes from ace to wild card

    Andrew Marchand

    HOUSTON -- On one hand, CC Sabathia is potentially a future Hall of Famer. On the other, no one knows exactly what he is anymore. His own GM, Brian Cashman, said that after Sabathia's 2013 slide, he can no longer be classified as an ace. Cashman d...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  2. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Rays 8, Yankees 3

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It ain't over 'til it's over, but, today, even Yogi would have to admit, it's over. Because it is. The Yankees' hopes of sneaking into the second AL wild-card spot, on life support since Sunday's 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants, c...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Morning Briefing: Choo, Arroyo to Mets?

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Mets have all but knocked the Cincinnati Reds into the wild-card game. The Amazin's also may have helped ensure the Pittsburgh Pirates host their first postseason game since 1992. Rookie Michael Wacha came within one o...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  5. New York Yankees shut down CC Sabathia for hamstring injury

    Wallace Matthews

    In what could be the final blow to the Yankees' thin playoff hopes, left-hander CC Sabathia has been shut down with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will not make his final start of the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  6. Giants win, spoil Yankees' celebrations

    After honoring Mariano Rivera and celebrating Andy Pettitte, the New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  7. New York Yankees sparked by Ivan Nova, Alfonso Soriano and Brenda...

    Wallace Matthews

    Nova, Soriano and Ryan gave the Yankees some hope Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  8. Yankees keep pace in wild card as Ivan Nova tosses complete game

    Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter for his second career shutout, Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run homer and the New York Yankees kept pace in the AL wild-card chase Saturday with an 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  9. First Pitch: Sori story continues

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees wouldn't be within striking distance of the second wild-card spot in the American League if it wasn't for Alfonso Soriano. Alfonso Soriano#12 LF New York Yankees2013 STATS GM144 HR33 RBI100 R82 OBP.299 AVG...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  10. A look inside the wild-card race

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The American League wild-card race gets tighter and tighter, with six teams separated by only 3.5 games. Headlining this weekend's series is Texas versus the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays versus the Baltimore Orioles. ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  11. First Pitch: It ain't over

    Andrew Marchand

    It ain't over for the New York Yankees. Not by a long shot. Not with their schedule. Now that the Yankees have fled Boston, they have the easiest schedule of any of the wild-card contenders. In fact, if they can sweep the last-place Blue Jays in T...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  12. Second half: Five reasons NOT to watch

    Mark Simon

    Five reasons for Mets pessimism in the second half of the season: 1. They're just not that good: Any talk of a .500 finish or delusions of a chase for the second wild card or the NL East lead is silly when you look at the overall body of work: a 4...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  13. White Sox, Phillies, Brewers must rebuild

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their teams are contenders, so I've decided to do it for them. Wednesday I examined three teams on the edge of contention, and explained w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  14. Dodgers, Giants, Indians must reload

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their team is a contender, so I've decided to do it for them. Over the next two days I will be looking at six teams on the edge of content...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  15. Rangers' full playoff share: $16,999.09

    Richard Durrett

    Major League Baseball announced the playoff shares for the 2012 postseason, which included the Texas Rangers' appearance in the AL wild-card game. The Rangers' share of the players' pool was $980,452.04. The value of each full share was $16,999.09...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  16. Six key players to watch in World Series

    David Schoenfield

    We finally know the World Series participants and maybe it's good news the second wild-card team didn't reach the World Series. Instead, we do end up with two first-place teams and two of the game's historic franchises. Here are three key players fro...

    Blog | October 23, 2012