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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

August is here, and there’s still plenty going on. Most importantly, the Biogenesis suspensions have been dished out. A-Rod is appealing, though the Yankees aren’t in the best position anyway with other teams vastly improving their records. Plenty of teams are still in the race, and the trade deadline helped out plenty of them. Especially […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – Week 17

The trade deadline is almost upon us, and teams are looking to add some last-minute pieces. Plenty of players are available, and there are lots of close races. With the home stretch coming up, there are plenty of opportunities left. Especially with both top seeds still very much in play, let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The All Star Break is here, which should give everyone plenty of time to rest their weary bones before the rest of the season resumes. St. Louis and Boston are still leading the leagues, but they aren’t safe by any means. Several teams in each league remain with great shots of forcing their way into […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

Just a week remains until the All Star game, and teams are still looking to solidify their spot in the standings beforehand. Divisions are still close, and the AL Wildcard is up in the air. Teams at the top are having trouble, so there’s still plenty of turmoil to take advantage of. Who will make […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

Did anyone think Pittsburgh would be the best team in the majors at all, let alone this late? Don’t lie, you know you didn’t. Yet here they are, 51-30 (.630) and winners of nine straight. Boston has joined them as new leaders of a league, thanks to some problems in the camps of Oakland and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 12

June is coming to an end, and the All Star Game will be here before you know it. The Red Sox and Rangers are still fighting for #1 in the AL (with Detroit now right there with them). And the NL’s three best teams are all in the same division, which should make for a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

With 10 weeks done in the baseball season, excitement is still abound. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are still knotted up in an effort to see who hosts the Wildcard game. Texas, all of a sudden, finds themselves in a very tough spot. Detroit now has the biggest AL divisional lead. The AL East is still up […]

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. […]