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?
Making the playoffs doesn’t always mean finishing strong.
Is there anything to the notion that teams need an ace to compete in October, or is it just another in a long line of flawed theories about post-season success?
Chris Carpenter might be about to make one of the latest season debuts by a player who’ll appear on a playoff roster, but he has nothing on Steve Torrealba.
Ben and Sam discuss whether teams will get creative with their Wild Card rosters, then talk about Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown chances and why we should care if he wins.
If the Nationals had handled their ace’s innings limit a little more like the Braves massaged Kris Medlen’s, they might not be facing a Strasless October.
What would the standings look like if the only wins that counted were the ones in one-run games?
Ben and Sam discuss the possibility that the Nationals might enter the playoffs without either Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg, then talk about how the White Sox have defied injuries yet again and proved the pre-season predictions wrong.