Is it time for a divisional realignment or playoff restructuring?

Rob Manfred is nearing the end of his first year on the job and it has been a year filled with good progress and good discussions about many aspects of the game. Is it time to turn the conversation to playoff restructuring or divisional realignment? Continue reading Is it time for a divisional realignment or playoff restructuring?

Which non-contenders are closest to contending again?

While most fans are watching the playoff races in all six Major League Baseball divisions and wild card contests, there is a contingent of other teams which are playing out their 2015 schedules. While the games may be meaningless for these teams as far as postseason contention for this season goes, the results of these games are telling as to which of these teams may be ready to contend in 2016. Continue reading Which non-contenders are closest to contending again?