Wild Card Races: Extra MLB Playoff Spot Spices Up SeptemberWhen Major League Baseball added a second wild card to the playoff format, the idea was to capture the emotion and intensity of that brilliant final day last season and extrapolate it out over the final month.
MLB Playoff Predictions 2012: Baltimore Is Picking Up Speed at Right TimeOne of the best storylines of the season is the Baltimore Orioles' run through the American League East standings. With the postseason two weeks away, the Orioles are picking up speed at just the right time. Baltimore hasn't made the playoffs in 15 ...
Washington Nationals clinch MLB playoff spot with 4-1 win over Los Angeles ...The 30,359 fans exulted. Red and white fireworks exploded into the starless sky, and smoke hovered over the field as the players pulled on red shirts and gray hats emblazoned with words once foreign to the nation's capital: "Playoffs" and "postseason." ...
MLB Playoff Scheduling Problems Could Result in Martin Perez or Scott ...Here's MLB's postseason schedule. The team in the A.L. with the best record plays the later-starting of the two rounds of the ALDS, in order to accommodate the travel schedule for the team that wins the Wild Card game.
MLB Playoffs: Are the Cincinnati Reds the NL Favorite to go to the World Series?This would be the marquee match up of the National League playoffs if these two were to meet up. If the Reds could beat the Nationals, they would have a great shot at winning it all.
Path to the Postseason: Sept. 22, 2012By Quinn Roberts / MLB.com | 09/22/12 2:28 AM ET. Comments; print; e-mail. Twitter; Facebook; Email. Some late-inning magic on Friday had major effects on the playoff picture. The day began with the Cardinals losing a heartbreaker to the Cubs in 11 ...
Chipper Jones doesn't think highly of baseball's new one-game playoff(Getty)Retiring Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones has become a little more outspoken as he approaches the finish line of his 19-year career.
Chipper Jones on the one-game playoff: 'It's stupid'As we get closer to the end of the season, we're going to hear more and more about the new playoff format. I happen to like its biggest (and intended) result, division titles mean something with those teams avoidng the one-game playoff. The Braves ...
Handicapping MLB Teams' Odds to Make the PlayoffsWith less than two weeks remaining in the 2012 MLB season, most of the playoff field has been determined. Thanks to the addition of a second wild-card playoff spot, however, hope is alive for more teams as we approach the end of the season. We count 16 ...
Why San Francisco Giants' Should Bring Back Melky Cabrera for the PlayoffsWith their magic number down to four games, the Giants have just about solidified their first place bid for the 2012 MLB playoffs and will soon battle it out with the NL's best to possibly secure their second World Series appearance in three years. But ...
2012 MLB Playoffs: The National League Bubble WatchThe team with the best record in the MLB, the Washington Nationals, is now one measly win away from clinching the first playoff spot for the franchise since 1981, when they were the Montreal Expos. The key to the Nationals' success this season has ...
Shields dominates, Rays hang in playoff race(AP) - Tampa Bay's suddenly potent bats are giving the Rays renewed hope for their playoff chase. Ben Zobrist and Jose Molina homered in support of a strong pitching performance by James Shields, and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-1 to pull ...
MLB Playoffs Race 2012: Orioles Tighten AL East, White Sox Pad AL Central Edge_ DENTED DETROIT: The White Sox opened a three-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central, topping the Tigers 5-4. They don't meet again and the way the standings are shaping up, only one of them will reach the playoffs. Alex Rios made the play of the ...
MLB Playoffs: Power Ranking the Contenders in Both LeaguesOn offense, there's nothing special, as the Reds rank 17th in MLB in total runs (627). The Reds have been without Joey Votto for much of the season, but he's finally healthy and should be ready to mash in the playoffs. Jay Bruce is showing his power ...
Ten reasons why Reds are headed to postseasonCINCINNATI -- The Reds are returning to the playoffs for the second time in three years, fulfilling a goal many had established during the early days of Spring Training.
Close games taxing, but beneficial for playoffsIn 94 games decided by three runs or less this season, the White Sox have a 47-47 mark, struggling the most with a 13-22 ledger in two-run games.
Social media: MLB.com is private for stuntThe hottest club in Major League Baseball on Thursday was not a team contending for the playoffs. The buzz began earlier this week when @MLB started posting tweets about #MLBMembersOnly but didn't elaborate on what the hashtag was referring to.
New MLB Playoff Format for 2012 Expands Wild Cards, ChancesThis past March, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced an agreement between MLB and the Players' Association to expand the playoffs for the first time since 1994. Starting this season, the playoffs expand to 10 teams, with the addition ...
7 MLB Teams Most Likely to Narrowly Miss the PlayoffsAdding an extra wild-card spot in each league was intended to give more teams a chance at the playoffs and generate more late-season excitement.
Braves put 2011 struggles to rest for goodIf the postseason were to open today, the Braves would play the Cardinals at Turner Field in MLB's version of Russian roulette, a one-game sudden-death playoff on Oct. 5. If successful, the Braves would remain home and begin the NL Division Series two ...