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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Just a week remains in the season. Three divisions and five overall spots have been locked up. The rest of the bracket is really starting to come into play, though a couple of teams are still looking to make a last-week push. The big question for them is how they’ll stand up against a #1 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

Just under two weeks remain in the season, so time is running out for teams having problems. The likes of Pittsburgh and Detroit are breathing a sigh of relief following struggles by their competition. Many races are still tight enough, though, so don’t pencil anyone in just yet. (The Angels are the only team to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

The end of the season is inching ever closer. The top of the NL is getting a lot more crowded. The AL is still competitive as well. The Wildcard races are very much up for grabs. Many divisional races are still alive. A lot is still left to play for in the last few weeks […]

Why Did the Red Sox Acquire Jemile Weeks?

On September 1st, the Red Sox traded Kelly Johnson and minor-leaguer Michael Almanzar for former Baltimore Oriole, Jemile Weeks. Jemile appeared in all three games against the New York Yankees this week, making minimal impact for his new team. It is unclear why the decision was made to bring Weeks aboard. We have many players […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

The final month of the season is here, and teams have just 25 or so games left before the postseason. No team has yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, though Texas can not win their division. The Angels, Orioles and Nationals are all in stable spots, but all of the other contenders still […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

August is nearing its end, and teams have less than a week to use the waiver wire to acquire new talent. Oakland is still having trouble with the Angels. Kansas City is still working on building a more permanent home atop their division. The NL Wildcard race is fairly stable, but still close and frantic. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

A month and a half remain in the season, and it’s a good race. Both leagues have new leaders. Four divisions are within 3.5 games. Winning and losing streaks are shaking things up. The questions now is whether or not all this will paint a new postseason picture, so let’s look at what would happen […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

We’re in the middle of August, and the NL race is still close, despite the divisions opening up a bit. Oakland and Anaheim continue to hold sway in the AL, but look out for Baltimore and Kansas City all of a sudden. Detroit and San Francisco are among the better teams falling off, while the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and many teams made big moves hoping to get into contention. David Price went to Detroit from Tampa, and Boston cleared way to bring the entire Pawtucket rotation up to the majors. With plenty of races still awfully close, it’ll be interesting to see how all the new-look teams […]

Tigers Acquire David Price From Rays in Trade Deadline Blockbuster

Hours after the Oakland Athletics traded for Jon Lester, the Detroit Tigers countered by pulling off a three-team blockbuster that puts the last three AL Cy Young award winners in the same rotation. The Tigers are now set for October with a loaded rotation of Max Scherzer, David Price, Justin Verlander, and Aníbal Sánchez.

Done Deal: Lester and Gomes to Oakland for Cespedes

It has been a whirlwind 24 hours with Jon Lester rumored to be going everywhere from Baltimore to Los Angeles. In the end, A’s GM Billy Beane was the most aggressive and was able to bring Jon Lester to Oakland. The additions of Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes make the Athletics, already a postseason contender, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The All-Star Break is here, and it’s still a chaotic time. The whole NL has gotten a whole lot closer. The AL West has the two best and two worst teams in baseball (including a tie between Arizona and Houston). Four divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. Those teams looking for an […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

The All-Star Game is almost here. Just one week remains for teams to finagle their players into the best situation (and avoid using pitchers Sunday they want to be All Stars). Injuries remain a factor for many teams; Toronto has just lost Edward Encarnacion to a quad strain. With several divisions in flux, let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

June is just about done, and the standings are in quite a bit of flux. Previous division leaders are on their way out. Others are on their way up the standings. Seeding is being jumbled. Anything could happen now, and with just two weeks until the All Star Game, teams will be looking to get […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 11

It’s the middle of June, and many of the top teams are starting to slip. In fact, only three active winning streaks are longer than two games. But those streaks are making it a much more exciting race. While not all of the divisions are exactly close, the Wildcard races provide plenty of intrigue to […]