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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

We’re now into June, and things can still be interesting to try to read. While the top five NL teams are fairly safely in their spots, Everyone except Toronto in the AL East is either in the playoff scenario or half a game out. Detroit is still having a rough time holding off Cleveland. At […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

May is almost over already, yet there is no shortage of action. Cleveland is starting to come back down to Earth. The Red Sox and Yankees are back in firm control of the AL East. Texas’ recent losing streak is making things interesting in the AL. Cincinnati is the second-best team in the majors, but […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

It’s hard to believe that the season is already almost an eighth over with everyone at or around 20 games played so far. The NL Central is suddenly getting a lot stronger. The Orioles, Royals and now Twins continue to do well. The Tigers and Angels continue to struggle. Many teams are makings noise and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Two weeks into the season, Atlanta has now emerged as the best team by far. They lead by 3.5 games, while no other division is led by more than 1.5 games. The Royals and Pirates are sticking around, while the Angels and Nationals are having a bit of trouble. Early on at least, the league […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is finally here, and already, teams are making statements. Injuries are holding the Yankees back somewhat, while the Red Sox have made the most of their offseason acquisitions. The Angels and Tigers are having a bit of trouble out of the gate, while the Mets, Diamondbacks and Rockies are all doing well. […]

Reaction to Dan Shaughnessy’s “It’s hard to get excited about these Red Sox”

Heading into the 2013 season, the Red Sox are determined to turn things around and get back on top of a competitive American League East division. Going in with a fresh start, I’m curious of what will be different this season than last season. Will clubhouse issues still exist? Will the starting pitching improve? Did […]

Why the Red Sox Should Chase after Brandon McCarthy

,One of the biggest needs for the Red Sox this offseason is starting pitching. The Sox have other needs to fill, but starting pitching comes off as the biggest need. Looking at the pitching market, there are several options for the Sox to explore from. Zack Greinke stands out as being the best pitcher on the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Just one week remains in the regular season, and there’s still plenty to play for. No AL team has even locked up a playoff spot so far, and only two of the NL divisions have been won. Both #1 seeds, essential for drawing a tired Wildcard team, are still very much up in the air. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

Two weeks remain in the season, and the final push is in full swing. Only one team has officially clinched a playoff spot so far, so there’s still plenty of room to make a move. Four divisions still have three teams officially alive. Teams are really on edge trying to keep or steal playoff spots, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

It’s just a few weeks left until the playoffs start, and the action isn’t any less exciting. The Orioles and Yankees are still neck and neck. The Athletics are making a push for the AL West. Even the Phillies are back in the picture. That’s not to mention the several other teams still in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

There’s officially less than a month left in the season, but that doesn’t mean anyone’s coasting. In fact, two divisions are still led by at most one game, and only two teams have officially been eliminated from divisional contention (and only one from playoff contention). We have a fairly good idea of who will make […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

Now that August is over and done with, time is starting to run out on teams to make a run. The elimination numbers are large enough for now, but we’re getting a good idea of who might have a chance of making it in. Now that September is almost upon us, many teams are starting […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

Only about a month and a half remain in the season, and teams are still making plenty of pushes. Both leagues have new leaders, the Wildcard races have undergone changes and two divisions are led by just a game (none by more than 5.5). There’s still plenty of opportunity to take advantage of other teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 16

Now that August is here and the teams have passed 100 games, it’s time to get down to business. Contenders will be working with their new talent (Giants/Dodgers, Rangers) while others will use what they can for making a push. All the division leaders save San Fran have a decent lead, but still have to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The trade deadline is almost here, and the Yankees made the biggest move so far by acquiring Ichiro Suzuki. They’re also rumored to be hunting for a third baseman in A-Rod’s absence, and the Brewers have declared that they will trade Zack Greinke. Clearly, we’re in for a fun next few days, but for now, […]