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.
Ben and Sam discuss the impact of CC Sabathia’s elbow soreness on the Yankees’ short- and long-term outlooks, and the difference between winning a division and winning a wild card under the new playoff format.
Ben and Sam discuss players who turn down trades to contenders, Yu Darvish, and their standards for playoff starters.
The routes the White Sox and Tigers have taken to contention in the AL Central are completely different.
With one deadline under the new CBA behind us, can we say anything about what we’ll see from future July 31sts?
Ben and Sam discuss Ichiro’s trade to the Yankees and the Tigers-Marlins swap.
Why anyone who thinks the Yankees’ reliance on the home run is a problem should stop worrying and learn to love the three-run bomb.
If you want to know what the effects of the expanded playoffs are, why not ask the NBA?
Although the specifics haven’t been laid out for public consumption, it is widely assumed that four teams would be added to the post-season mix, raising the number of participants from eight to 12.