1. What Each ALCS, NLCS Team Must Do to Finish off 2013 World Series Run

    With two games now in the books in both the ALCS and NLCS, we are rapidly approaching the 2013 World Series, but there is still a lot of baseball to be played in each of the championship series...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 13,057 reads 25 comments

  2. Ranking the 10 Best Storylines of the 2013 ALCS, NLCS

    The 2013 League Championship Series round has begun, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals kicking things off in the NL on Friday, and the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers set to get things started on the AL side on Saturday...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 1,209 reads 1 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers: Crucial X-Factors for the 2013 ALCS

    The ALCS matchup is officially set, as the Detroit Tigers eliminated the Oakland A's on Thursday night behind a gem from Justin Verlander and will now meet up with the Boston Red Sox for a chance to play in the World Series...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 7,699 reads 36 comments

  4. NLCS 2013: Step-by-Step Guide for Los Angeles Dodgers to Win the Series

    The Los Angeles Dodgers eliminated the Atlanta Braves in four games to advance to their first NLCS since 2009, and they'll now turn their attention to the St. Louis Cardinals as they look to claim their first NL pennant since 1988...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 3,626 reads 21 comments

  5. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Crucial X-Factors for the 2013 NLCS

    The NLCS matchup is officially set, as the St. Louis Cardinals eliminated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night and will now meet up with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a chance to play in the World Series...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 4,753 reads 4 comments

  6. How Max Scherzer Saved the Tigers Season with Game 4 Magic Act in 8th Inning

    Facing elimination in Game 4 of the ALDS with the Oakland Athletics , the Detroit Tigers managed to pull out an 8-6 victory on Tuesday night, as they'll send the series back to Oakland for a decisive Game 5 on Thursday...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 12,837 reads 33 comments

  7. Ranking the 10 Most Clutch Players of the 2013 MLB Postseason

    With both ALDS matchups set for Game 4 on Tuesday night, and a decisive Game 5 between the Cardinals and Pirates on tap for Wednesday, there will be plenty of opportunities for clutch performances over the next couple days...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 7,229 reads 21 comments

  8. Handing Out B/R Awards for the 2013 MLB Season

    The 2013 MLB postseason is in full swing, but, for the time being, we'll turn our attention back to the regular season in order to hand out Bleacher Report's awards for the the 2013 MLB season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 7,316 reads 64 comments

  9. Hitters Who Need to Step Up ASAP to Turn MLB Playoff Series Around

    The first two games of each Division Series matchup are in the books, and aside from the Boston vs. Tampa Bay series where the Red Sox hold a 2-0 lead, every other series is currently knotted at 1-1 heading into what will be a crucial Game 3...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 2,285 reads 3 comments

  10. Immediate Adjustments Oakland A's, Tampa Bay Rays Must Make Before It's Too Late

    The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers jumped out to 1-0 series leads in their respective ALDS series on Friday night, and while there is certainly still plenty of baseball to be played for their opponents, Game 2 will be crucial...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 2,236 reads 4 comments

  11. Predicting the Biggest X-Factors of the 2013 MLB Postseason

    With the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays winning their respective Wild Card Round games, the division series field is now officially set, and the postseason will be in full swing on Thursday...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 3,467 reads 2 comments

  12. Tampa Bay Rays Prove They Can Win Big on the Road

    The Tampa Bay Rays clinched a spot in the ALDS and a date with the division rival Boston Red Sox with their 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, as they came up big on the road yet again...

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  13. Previewing Crucial Billy Hamilton vs. Russell Martin NL Wild Card Game Matchup

    The 2013 MLB postseason gets underway on Tuesday night, with the Cincinnati Reds facing the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Wild Card Round. The winner advances to play the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Divisional Series...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 1,279 reads 1 comments

  14. X-Factors for the 2013 AL, NL Wild-Card Playoff Games

    The addition of the second wild card last season has added an extra round to the MLB postseason, and an interesting element in an all-or-nothing elimination game to kick things off for the wild-card teams...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 3,998 reads 0 comments

  15. Complete 2013 MLB Playoff Preview: Schedule, Team Rankings and Predictions

    With the AL wild-card race now sorted out—following the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in Game 163—the 2013 MLB postseason picture has now officially taken shape...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 237,582 reads 209 comments

  16. MLB Power Rankings: Final Regular Season Breakdown

    The 2013 MLB regular season is over — at least for 28 of the league's 30 teams — as the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays will meet up on Monday night for Game 163 in ...

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  17. Picking All 30 MLB Teams' 2013 MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year

    The final day of the 2013 MLB season is here, and it promises to be an eventful one, with the AL wild-card picture still up in the air...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 11,078 reads 25 comments

  18. MLB Playoffs 2013: Predictions from Wild Card Round Through World Series

    The 2013 MLB postseason kicks off this coming Tuesday with the NL Wild Card Game, with the AL Wild Card Game the following day before getting into full swing on Thursday...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 22,054 reads 49 comments

  19. 2013 Regular-Season Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

    There are still a few days left in the 2013 MLB regular season, and the playoff picture is still not fully sorted out at this point, but the fate of most teams and their overall performance this season have already been decided...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 20,026 reads 63 comments

  20. Will the Yankees Let Mariano Rivera Play the Outfield Before He Retires?

    It's been a trying season for the New York Yankees , as they have dealt with injuries and various distractions all season and will miss the playoffs for just the second time since 1994...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 42,997 reads 55 comments

  21. Most Dangerous Teams Heading into the 2013 MLB Playoffs

    The 2013 MLB postseason is right around the corner, with the National League Wild Card Game scheduled to be played on October 1 and the American League Wild Card Game on October 2...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 25,767 reads 112 comments

  22. Why Joe Girardi Would Be Right Man to Make the Cubs Winners Again

    The Chicago Cubs are a team on the rise, and it's fair to say that there's no one in baseball who wouldn't like the opportunity to be on the roster when the team finally breaks through and brings a title to the long-suffering fanbase...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 9,879 reads 54 comments

  23. Selecting MLB's All-2013 Team, Position by Position

    There are still a few days left in the season, but this year's stars have already made their cases at this point, so let's go ahead and say it's not too early to name the 2013 All- MLB team...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 15,943 reads 90 comments

  24. Would Long-Term Manny Machado Knee Injury Derail Orioles 2014 Playoff Hopes?

    Mired in a five-game losing streak and all but eliminated from the AL wild card race, the Baltimore Orioles were dealt a blow on Monday that could affect them beyond this September...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 2,642 reads 7 comments

  25. MLB Power Rankings: Standings with 1 Week Left to Play

    The final week of the 2013 MLB regular season is here, and there are still five playoff spots and two division titles up for grabs, setting up what promises to be an exciting finish to the year...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 10 months ago 44,135 reads 46 comments