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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is now underway, and already there have been plenty of surprises. In particular, the AL East has been turned upside down, again. The Dodgers are good, the Angels are bad, and Boston’s pitching is as useless as last year thus far. And a manager (Ozzie Guillen) is already in scalding water. So […]

MLB to Add Two Teams to 2012 Playoffs

Boston Red Sox fans need no more painful reminders of how close they were to sneaking into the playoffs last season. One more strike on Robert Andino, six more inches on the left field wall at Tropicana Field, three more minutes on the clock. My left arm tingles just thinking about it. Well, sorry Red […]

NBA Lockout Update: Games Cancelled through November

“It’s not practical, possible or prudent to have a full season now.” Not exactly the words NBA fans were hoping to hear from Commissioner David Stern at the end of Friday’s meetings between the players’ union and the owners. Following the latest breakdown at the negotiating table, Stern has officially cancelled games through November 30th, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

It’s almost time for the All Star Game, and plenty of races are still tight. Boston has dropped some ground to the Yankees, and the Indians, Cardinals and Angels are all interjecting themselves back into their divisions in real dogfights. The Wildcard spots are locked up fairly securely considering how other races are going, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

After nine weeks, the Indians are finally slipping out of the AL lead; even their once impregnable AL Central lead is slipping fast. Ditto for the Marlins and the NL Wildcard. Yes, a lot has changed in the last week. That includes two new teams in the playoff picture for the NL from last week. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

After another week, there’s plenty to discuss. The best record in MLB has switched hands again, and there are two new division leaders. Except for the Indians, no one is leading their division by more than 2.5 games. Six teams have gotten to 30 wins, and three of them are in the NL East, which […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

Another week gone, and the Rays have finally faltered out of the division lead. For a brief moment, the Red Sox actually led the division, but then they collapsed against the Cubs. Cleveland’s still in firm command of the AL, while Philadelphia maintains a delicate lead in the NL. The Giants have built a comfortable […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

Almost 20% of the season is done already, and the Red Sox still have never been to .500. The Pirates have for the first time since Blackbeard roamed the waters, so it’s embarrassing. Yet somehow, they’re only 4.0 games out of both the division and the Wildcard race. Cleveland is still somehow good, and is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

It’s been four weeks, and Boston is still in the division’s cellar, and who would’ve thought the Twins would be MLB’s worst team? After that start, the Rays are back in the conversation for the Wildcard team. The Rangers are starting to slip from their powerful start, and Brandon League has the Mariners just 3.5 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

After another week, the standings show little to no signs of stabilizing. Philadelphia is back on top, Detroit and Tampa are making challenges, and here come the Red Sox, among others. Taking down the Reds helped Pujols and the Cardinals take over the division, but Corey Hart is about to return, and the Brewers are […]

N.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The largest division in baseball is brimming with fantasy talent from top to bottom. This division contains the single most dominant player of the past decade, who you will be drafting first overall in any draft. Even though he may overshadow other players, the N.L. Central has a lot of early round talent worth spending […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-16-10

The races are starting to open up. Minnesota is 3.0 games ahead of their competition, and the Cardinals and Reds are a vast, vast 1.0 games apart. The NL Wildcard is now in a tie, while it’s still easily the Rays and Yankees in the American counterpart. San Diego did well against San Fran to […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-03-10

Just when you thought it was over, you get rebuked by teams that want back in. Minnesota is notably back in the race, and the Cardinals and Reds are still too close to call. Tampa and New York are tied, with the Rays getting the tiebreaker by virtue of leading the season series 6-5. Not […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 16

The season has almost reached 100 games and the trade deadline, and still much is up in the air. Texas and Atlanta are the only teams with at least a 5.0-game division lead. Dan Haren will help the Angels try to say something about that, though. Minnesota is back within a game of their division, […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 7-20-10

With the next SoB power rankings here, it’s been fairly easy to pick teams. The White Sox have widened their division lead, the Cardinals have taken one again, and the Giants have quietly punched their ticket to the Wild Card race. The Rays are back in form, the Braves, Padres, and Rangers are all still […]