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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 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 […]

Red Sox trade Jake Peavy to the Giants

On Saturday the Boston Red Sox agreed to a trade with the San Francisco Giants that will send right-handed veteran pitcher Jake Peavy back to the west coast. Boston receives right-handed minor league reliever Heath Hembree and left-handed minor league starter Rafael Escobar in the deal.

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

10 weeks of the season have gone by, and it’s getting good. The NL East has three teams atop its standings. The Wildcard races are still hot. Cleveland is moving up the ranks as well. And of course, teams are moving past each other all the time. With so much going on, let’s look at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

Nine weeks are gone in the season and June is upon us. Detroit is struggling while Boston is moving back up. The Dodgers are looking to recover their old form. The Astros are only the fourth worst team in the league. The divisions are starting to open up, with division leads being between 3.0 and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

The season’s second month is just about over. Josh Beckett threw the season’s first no-hitter. Boston has lost 10 straight. Toronto has taken advantage. Detroit and Oakland are struggling. Atlanta and Milwaukee are looking to hold on. The Wildcards are still in flux. It’s a fun time as we head into June, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

The season goes on, and while both East divisions remain tight top-to-bottom, the others now have clear leaders. The Wildcards remain tight, as does the race for #1 in the NL. Some teams are dealing with injuries, others are trying to get better performances out of a few guys. It’s a delicate time, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

A month and a half into the season, things are still volatile. Atlanta is making a comeback. Texas is slipping. Several new teams are poking around the Wildcard races. In fact, except for Houston, every team in the AL is within four games of a Wildcard spot, if not there or better. Except for the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

Five weeks are gone in the season, and the top teams are having trouble keeping their position, if they haven’t lost it already. Both Eastern Divisions are remarkably close from top to bottom as well. The NL East also sees all five teams currently at least at .500. With such a tumultuous start to May, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

Coming up on the end of April, the Athletics have slowed and brought the AL lead into a pileup. That’s also true more than ever of the NL Wildcard race. The AL East is stretching out a bit, while the NL West is contracting. Teams all over the place are still having trouble breaking free […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Two weeks are gone in the MLB season. Plenty of teams that were taken with a grain of salt or even discounted before the season are pulling ahead in the early going. Other predicted contenders aren’t doing so well. Then again, it is early, and that can happen before teams settle into a groove. But […]