1. What Are the 2 Closest Playoff Races in the MLB?

    With the final month of baseball under way, some playoff races have yet to be determined. There are two divisions that have been fights all year long. Cal Ripken Jr...

    Behind The Mic Written by Behind The Mic about 1 month ago 3,541 reads 4 comments

  2. Ranking Top 7 MLB Contenders by Who's Best Built for the Playoffs

    Regular-season success and postseason success are often two different things in Major League Baseball, as some teams are simply better built for postseason success...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 15,870 reads 176 comments

  3. 3 MLB Playoff Contenders Headed for September Collapses

    We have officially hit crunch time in the 2014 MLB season, as the month of August comes to a close and teams have roughly 30 games left to secure a spot in the postseason...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 19,696 reads 57 comments

  4. Updated 2014 MLB Playoff Chances with Just 1 Month Remaining

    There is just one month left in the 2014 MLB regular season, and while the playoff picture is starting to take shape, there is still a lot to be decided between now and October...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 68,408 reads 75 comments

  5. 3 Non-Contending MLB Teams in Prime Position to Spoil Pennant Races

    The final month of the 2014 MLB season is right around the corner, and with roughly 17 teams still in a legitimate position to contend for a playoff spot, it promises to be an exciting month of baseball...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 2 months ago 5,795 reads 9 comments

  6. 4 MLB Rookies Who Will Have to Perform Like Veterans in Pennant Races

    The 2013 playoff races were defined by strong rookie performances. There was Michael Wacha, who went from first-round draft pick in 2012 to No. 2 starter for the St. Louis Cardinals down the stretch and well into the postseason...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 29,949 reads 40 comments

  7. Angels, Athletics and Mariners All Contending in the Wild, Wild West

    Author Wallace Stegner once wrote, “One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope...

    Gary  Phillips Written by Gary Phillips about 2 months ago 265 reads 0 comments

  8. Predicting Outcome of 2014's Tightest MLB Playoff Battles

    Parity has reigned in the MLB this season, and that should make for a terrific final month as the push for the postseason heats up around the league...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 2 months ago 38,859 reads 214 comments

  9. Starting 9: Playoffs Poised for Some California Love, Jeter's Last Stand, More

    1. Golden State will rule in October "Don't know much about history... "Don't know much biology..." Dang. That time of year again, huh? Time to trade the sun block for the textbooks, the pool for the school...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 22,205 reads 31 comments

  10. Predicting MLB's 10 Postseason Teams with One-Quarter to Go

    The Major League Baseball season is long. Long enough for peaks, valleys and more peaks. Long enough for the teams that started hot to get cold, and the teams that limped out of the gate to hit their stride...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 31,286 reads 121 comments

  11. 5 Wild-Card Contenders No Team Wants to Face in a 1-Game Playoff

    The 2014 MLB season keeps trucking along. Just over a week removed from the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and the corresponding intrigue, a new set of storylines has emerged...

    Matthew Smith Written by Matthew Smith about 3 months ago 31,865 reads 61 comments

  12. Breaking Down MLB's Biggest Pennant Race X-Factors, Storylines

    The 2014 MLB season has given us plenty of interesting storylines. Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu is filling up the stat sheet on a nightly basis...

    Matthew Smith Written by Matthew Smith about 3 months ago 11,199 reads 46 comments

  13. How the 2014 MLB Playoff Races Have Been Reshaped Heading into August

    With the trade deadline now passed and the calendar switching over to August, we have officially reached the stretch run of the 2014 MLB season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 105,574 reads 146 comments

  14. Cincinnati Reds: Do Not Blow Up the 2014 Reds

    At five games beneath the .500 mark, on May 29, with 111 games left on the schedule, there is increasingly popular talk aimed at blowing up the 2014 Reds ...

    Tyler Grote Written by Tyler Grote about 5 months ago 1,156 reads 0 comments

  15. Ranking MLB's Top 10 World Series Contenders Heading into February

    Taking a temperature reading in the dead of winter is never fun, but with February officially underway and spring training just around the corner, it won't be long before everything starts to thaw and eventually warm up in Major League Baseball...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 25,484 reads 197 comments

  16. Early 2014 MLB Playoff Team Projections Heading into the New Year

    With the calendar set to flip from 2013 to 2014, there is still a good deal of MLB offseason left between now and the start of spring training, but already it has started to become clear who will and will not contend in the season ahead...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 19,549 reads 70 comments

  17. Signing Curtis Granderson Is a Mistake Unless the New York Mets Stay Aggressive

    With the New York Post ’s Joel Sherman reporting that the New York Mets inked Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal, the team is undoubtedly improved heading into the 2014 season...

    Sean Cunningham Written by Sean Cunningham about 11 months ago 10,749 reads 80 comments

  18. Travis d'Arnaud: The Key for the New York Mets to Make the 2014 Playoffs

    With the Hot Stove season in full swing and rumors flying around about what the New York Mets will do in free agency, the 2014 roster is far from set...

    Sean Cunningham Written by Sean Cunningham about 11 months ago 4,502 reads 33 comments

  19. Biggest Studs and Duds of the Entire 2013 MLB Postseason

    Playoff baseball is a different animal than regular-season baseball is, and the pressure that builds up as a team's season comes down to a matter of swings, its dreams of hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy fluttering away, can be overwhelming...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 2,277 reads 4 comments

  20. Handing out Awards for the 2013 MLB Postseason

    The MLB postseason lasts for an entire month and involves one-third of all teams. Given this expansion, we ought to recognize its most memorable moments and individual performances...

    Ely Sussman Written by Ely Sussman about 12 months ago 31,550 reads 43 comments

  21. Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Keys to World Series Game 6

    Following their victory in Game 5 of the World Series, the Boston Red Sox are now just one win away from clinching their third World Series title in the past 10 years...

    Robert  Knapel Written by Robert Knapel about 12 months ago 13,773 reads 18 comments

  22. MLB Farm Systems That Could Produce Cardinals-Like Impact in 2014

    With four World Series appearances in the last 10 years, the St. Louis Cardinals are baseball’s closest thing to a dynasty...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 12 months ago 3,242 reads 0 comments

  23. Can Rookie Phenom Michael Wacha Save Cardinals from World Series Elimination?

    If the St. Louis Cardinals are going to save their season by winning Game 6 of the World Series, Michael Wacha is going to have to pitch better than he did in his last start...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 months ago 23,162 reads 84 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Keys to World Series Game 5

    There has been a lot of excitement in the 2013 World Series , with a walk-off obstruction call in Game 3 that went the St. Louis Cardinals' way and a game-ending pickoff in Game 4 that helped the Boston Red Sox even the series at two games apiece...

    Robert  Knapel Written by Robert Knapel about 12 months ago 10,470 reads 13 comments

  25. Jonny Gomes' Unlikely Heroics Put Pressure Back on Cardinals in Game 5

    For so many reasons, what Jonny Gomes did in Game 4 of the World Series wasn't supposed to happen. What he did, of course, is smash a three-run home run in the sixth inning ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 months ago 25,903 reads 34 comments