Chat with the BP staff from first pitch to last while you watch the four games going on today.
The Orioles’ first playoff game, much like their season, didn’t go quite the way we expected.
Chat with the BP staff while you watch the wild cards kill each other off on Friday, from first pitch to last.
If the Orioles want to extend their surprise season beyond the wild-card game, they should make the most of what got them there.
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.
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.
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.
The Rays demolished the Angels in a four-game weekend sweep, which gives Ben and Sam the idea to discuss the two teams’ divergent directions since the deadline and reevaluate Anaheim’s offseason approach.
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.
With one deadline under the new CBA behind us, can we say anything about what we’ll see from future July 31sts?
Two more Wild Card teams might mean hundreds of millions more in revenue for Major League Baseball.
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.
People complain that it’s unfair to some teams chasing the wild card. Perhaps, but with “natural rivalries” and bizarre interleague schedules, fairness has already been tossed out the window.