1. 5 Matchup Nightmares That Could Cost MLB Teams the Pennant

    With the Detroit Tigers besting the Oakland Athletics last night, the final matchups for both leagues' championship series have officially been set...

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  2. MLB Stars Whose Legacies Are on the Line This October

    With the MLB playoffs in full gear, most baseball fans are focused on which teams will advance to the next round...

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  3. Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Keys to Each Team Winning ALDS Game 4

    Up until the bottom of the ninth inning, it seemed as though the Boston Red Sox would pull off a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 11 months ago 5,141 reads 8 comments

  4. Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers: Keys to Each Team Winning ALDS Game 1

    Unlike the Detroit Tigers, few critics expected the Oakland Athletics to be where they are today. The Los Angeles Angels, one of the A’s division rivals, bolstered their roster ...

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  5. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves: Keys to Each Team Winning NLDS Game 1

    The NLDS showdown between the Atlanta Braves (96-66) and Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) will be a worthy battle. The Braves owned the National League’s best record for most of the season, only to be recently ousted by the St...

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  6. AL Wild Card Game 2013: Rays vs. Indians Breakdown and Predictions

    With the Tampa Bay Rays' (92-71) win over the Texas Rangers (91-72) in a wild-card tiebreaker game, the Rays will now take on the Cleveland Indians (92-70). The two teams will square off in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday...

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  7. 5 Bold Predictions for the 2013 MLB Postseason

    As exciting as the Tampa Bay Rays’ win over the Texas Rangers for the wild-card tiebreaker was, the entire month of October will be filled with similar triumphs (and heartbreaks)...

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  8. 5 Biggest Scapegoats of 2013 MLB Playoff Race Failures

    The American League Wild Card race might come down to the first ever three-way tiebreaker. As exciting as the final day of the season will be for the Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays ...

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  9. The 10 Greatest Individual MLB Seasons to Be Robbed in MVP Award Voting

    The 2012 American League MVP Award voting was one of the most contentious competitions in baseball history...

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  10. Who Has the Schedule Edge in Final Week of the 2013 MLB Playoff Chase?

    Monday was a day for clinching in baseball. The Detroit Tigers grabbed the American League Central crown on Sept. 23 while the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds were each guaranteed playoff spots that have yet to be determined...

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  11. The Most Important Players to Sparking Each MLB Team's Deep Playoff Runs

    The final full week of baseball is upon us. Only the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland A's and Atlanta Braves have clinched playoff spots, but fans are already primed for an exciting postseason...

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  12. MLB's 2013 All-Disappointment Team

    For every Yasiel Puig or Francisco Liriano, who have enjoyed fantastic rookie and renaissance seasons, respectively, there are those players who are completely lost in the batter’s box and on the mound...

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  13. Ranking MLB's 5 Most Likely 2013 World Series Matchups

    With the American League Wild Card and the National League Central divisional races still wide open, the 2013 playoffs are hardly settled...

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  14. Odds for Each Top 5 Contender in the Hotly Contested NL Batting Title Race

    The batting title race in the National League is particularly close this season. Even though Chris Johnson currently leads the league with a .330 batting average, there are four other players within nine points of him...

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  15. Why the Los Angeles Dodgers Will Beat Each Predicted NL Playoff Team

    Even though there are still plenty of games left to play in the final month of the regular season, the playoff picture is looking pretty clear. Unless one of these teams endures a collapse of epic proportions, the St...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 11 months ago 5,663 reads 18 comments

  16. 8 Biggest Surprises of the 2013 MLB Season

    Every baseball season has its surprises. Whether it’s rookies emerging into stars, stars playing like duds or earth-shattering injuries, a baseball season always throws fans a curveball...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 11 months ago 2,166 reads 5 comments

  17. 5 Predictions for the Final Weeks of MLB's Regular Season and Playoff Races

    With September almost at the midway point, the regular baseball season will soon draw to a close. Over the next few weeks, the tight playoff and statistical leaderboard races will finally have some closure...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 11 months ago 5,206 reads 8 comments

  18. 5 Key Stats That Will Help Determine the 2013 MLB Playoff Races

    With under a month left in the baseball season, playoff contenders need to play well down the stretch. Arguably the biggest factor in a team playing well is the continuation or even newfound dominance in certain statistical categories...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 12 months ago 1,334 reads 1 comments

  19. Jaw-Dropping 2013 Stats for MLB's Stars

    One of the greatest parts of baseball is the plethora of thought-provoking statistics the game generates. Aside from metrics, which can help project a player’s production down ...

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  20. How the Detroit Tigers Will Beat Each Predicted AL Playoff Team

    The 2013 American League playoffs will be exhilarating to watch. With the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox all likely going head-to-head, any of these projected division winners could emerge as the World Series favorite...

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  21. 2013 MLB Rookie of the Year Stock Watch, Week 22

    Every season, fans are introduced to a slew of new rookies. The National League has boasted a particularly exciting crop of future stars, with youngsters like Jose Fernandez, Yasiel ...

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  22. Buying or Selling Each MLB Wild Card Contender's Playoff Chances

    With just a month left in the regular baseball season, time is dwindling for teams to be playoff contenders. While some organizations, like the Atlanta Braves for instance, have comfortable division leads, the wild card competition is still wide open...

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  23. The 5 Most Amazing Pennant-Race Comebacks in History

    There’s no shortage of great comeback stories in baseball. But when it comes to vying for the pennant, that’s truly when teams channel their competitive magic...

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  24. Realistic Dream Scenarios for Every 2013 MLB Playoff Contender

    There are 12 teams vying for just 10 playoffs spots. While it goes without saying that any of these teams would love to add Miguel Cabrera or Felix Hernandez to solidify their rosters, ...

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  25. Best Active MLB Players Who Have Never Won a Title

    Every player’s goal is to help their team win a World Series. Unfortunately, even some of the best players never experience the glory of being crowned champions and boasting a diamond-studded ring...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 12 months ago 2,374 reads 15 comments