Chat with the BP staff while you watch the wild cards kill each other off on Friday, from first pitch to last.
One pitcher per playoff team who makes a convincing case in favor of watching every pitch of post-season baseball.
Ben and Sam are joined by Marc Normandin, formerly of Baseball Prospectus and currently of SB Nation, to discuss which teams will win a World Series in the next five years, the changing role of beat writers, and Joe Saunders, the Orioles’ starter in tonight’s play-in game.
Even if you figure out what Darvish has done, you might not know what he’s about to do.
A look back at baseball’s most recent single-elimination game.
If the Orioles want to extend their surprise season beyond the wild-card game, they should make the most of what got them there.
Ever wondered what would happen if five teams tied for a division title? Don’t expect any answers: the scary thing is, no one knows.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the second wild card has made the stretch run more exciting, then talk about why papers publish columns that criticize advanced stats without making an effort to understand them.
When you’re cheering at full volume, it’s easy to see October baseball as good vs. evil, but there’s plenty of humanity on both sides.
Both Yoenis Cespedes and the A’s have surpassed all expectations for 2012.
If Oliver Perez can start in the postseason, surely Tim Lincecum can too.
A closer look at some of the most improbable pennant race comebacks and collapses in baseball history.
Ben and Sam revisit their discussion from last week on aces in October, talk about the new old Ichiro, and tell you more than you need to know about Orioles starter Steve Johnson.
Ben and Sam discuss whether Alex Anthopoulos is taking too long to turn around Toronto, then talk about why we can’t find the secret to success in October. Also, Sam drops his wedding ring.
Is there a scenario where it might make sense for a team not to try to win a playoff game?