1. Has Wild Card Game Really Provided Daunting Hurdle for Postseason Run?

    When Major League Baseball created the second wild card in each league in 2012, thus expanding the postseason field to 10 teams, there were two main agendas at play...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 11,060 reads 14 comments

  2. 10 X-Factors That Will Decide Who Reaches the 2014 World Series

    If the division series round of this postseason has taught us anything about October, it's that who wins and who loses—and who advances—isn't always decided by normal, expected occurrences...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 18,511 reads 40 comments

  3. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 4: Live Score, NLDS Highlights

    Call it deja vu all over again. For the second consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals ended the Los Angeles Dodgers' postseason in dramatic, unexpected fashion...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 57,747 reads 137 comments

  4. Consistency Is Key for Bryce Harper If Nationals Are to Come Back in NLDS

    Winning Game 3 of the National League Division Series over the San Francisco Giants provides no break for Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals , who still face another do-or-die ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 25,702 reads 17 comments

  5. Nationals End Giants' Streak, Now Look to Turn the Tide in NLDS

    The Washington Nationals' postseason fate was impacted by the left arm of San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner—only not in the way one would expect...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 7,637 reads 18 comments

  6. Yusmeiro Petit, Brandon Belt Play Hero in Longest MLB Postseason Game Ever

    After what happened Saturday night into Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Giants must feel like they won not one, but two games and the National League Division Series...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 45,356 reads 58 comments

  7. Giants Show You Can Never Count Them Out in October in NLDS Game 1 Win

    The San Francisco Giants did it again on Friday, winning another October game they weren't supposed to...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 8,582 reads 31 comments

  8. Is This San Francisco Giants Team Talented Enough to Go on Another Surprise Run?

    The San Francisco Giants are used to the path of most resistance. When the Giants won it all in 2010 and 2012, they weren't considered favorites but underdogs, even though they entered October as the National League West champions both times...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 3,890 reads 16 comments

  9. Anthony Rendon Poised to Become Breakout Star of 2014 MLB Postseason

    About a year ago, everyone was buzzing about Michael Wacha . Beginning with his near no-hitter in his last start of September, the St...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 1,013 reads 0 comments

  10. Updated 2014 World Series Odds for Each of MLB's 8 Division Series Contenders

    The party that is the 2014 Major League Baseball postseason officially has started, the guests have arrived—although two have left already—and drinks (i.e., champagne) have been served...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 217,207 reads 315 comments

  11. Dominant Madison Bumgarner, Explosive Bats Send Giants into NLDS with Momentum

    Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher, or so the saying goes. But for the San Francisco Giants , it's also that day's starting pitcher...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 19,419 reads 28 comments

  12. Predicting 'Clutch or Choke' for 2014 MLB Postseason's Biggest Stars

    The Major League Baseball postseason brings out the best in some big-name players. It also brings out, well, not the best in others...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 5,055 reads 16 comments

  13. 9 Crucial Stats That Could Decide the 2014 MLB Division Series Winners

    During October's national stage, performances on the field get most of the attention and focus. But underneath that drama, there are cold, hard numbers that might help explain why ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 3,879 reads 1 comments

  14. MLB Playoffs 2014: Round-by-Round Picks and Predictions

    If Major League Baseball's postseason means one thing, it's the opportunity to pick the winner of each series and determine ahead of time which team will be crowned World Series champs...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 49,150 reads 97 comments

  15. World Series 2014 Odds: Breaking Down the Chances of All 10 Playoff Teams

    The party that is the 2014 Major League Baseball postseason hasn't started just yet, but all the guests have arrived. And drinks (i.e., champagne) have been served...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 99,025 reads 152 comments

  16. Previewing, Predicting Each of MLB's Crucial Pennant-Race Finales

    Forget your fantasy football team, go find the best seat in the house and settle in for a Sunday full of Major League Baseball fun. Heading into the final day of the season, there's more than a little still to be decided...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 19,792 reads 26 comments

  17. 29 Mishaps That Defined the Royals' 29-Year Postseason Drought

    The Kansas City Royals have waited quite a while for this—29 years, to be exact—but at long, long, looooong last, they're returning to the postseason...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 9,036 reads 12 comments

  18. 2014 MLB Award Race Odds Updates in Season's Final Week

    The 2014 Major League Baseball season is coming to an end, and just as the pennant races and wild-card chases are wrapping up, so too are the individual award competitions...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 20,965 reads 58 comments

  19. Does Derek Jeter Belong on the Yankees' Mount Rushmore of Immortal Stars?

    Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles eliminated the New York Yankees from the postseason, bringing an end to any chance that Derek Jeter 's Hall of Fame career would be extended into October...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 55,294 reads 218 comments

  20. Next Step of Clayton Kershaw's Historic Young Career Must Be Dominating October

    Not only is Clayton Kershaw the clear front-runner for the National League Cy Young Award, which would be his third in four seasons, he also has an opportunity to double up by winning the NL MVP, too...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 12,798 reads 38 comments

  21. Playoff-Clinching Pittsburgh Pirates a Dark-Horse Threat in October

    There's something about the Pittsburgh Pirates and Sept. 23. On Tuesday, the Pirates secured a postseason berth in similar fashion to—and on the exact same date as—their 2013 clincher...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 8,814 reads 18 comments

  22. David Price Blockbuster Trade Impacting Pennant Race for All the Wrong Reasons

    When David Price takes the mound Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox , he'll have a lot riding on his left arm, namely the postseason hopes of the Detroit Tigers , whose trade ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 11,501 reads 6 comments

  23. Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 26

    One final week, one last batch of waiver-wire additions just the way you like 'em: hot and fresh out of the oven...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 4,805 reads 0 comments

  24. 8 Biggest Takeaways from Week 25's MLB Pennant-Race Action

    There's only a week left in the 2014 Major League Baseball season, and yet there's still so much to be settled...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 17,581 reads 23 comments

  25. Fantasy Baseball Cut List: Top 5 Star Drops to Make for Week 25

    For every fantasy owner, there comes a point in the season when a should-be stud just isn't cutting it—so it's time to cut him. That's what this is all about: letting you know it's OK to let go...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 3,012 reads 0 comments