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About Matthew CarruthMatthew Carruth previously worked for ESPN.com. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and minors in Ancient History, Economics and Statistics. He currently works as a software engineer in Seattle.
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Can enough things go right to save 2011 for the Mariners?
An active winter still has questions lingering.
The only thing left to play for in the postseason are the seedings
Zack Greinke deserves it in the AL, but who's more deserving between Carpenter and Lincecum?
The American League is just about set for October, but there's still a race for the NL Wildcard thanks to a dominating week from the Braves bullpen.
Tim Lincecum, previously believed to be content going year to year, says he's open to a long term deal with the Giants.
The sale of the Chicago Cubs has been finalized.
The Dartboard returns after a two week hiatus and some teams have noticeably moved around.
The Phillies lose Park and Myers appears shakes
Aaron Crow appears close to finally inking a contract with the Royals.
Everyone is getting dinged up and for teams out of the playoff hunt, many of them are shutting players down.
We enter September with the divisional races almost completely sewn up but the Wild Card still up in the air.
The Cardinals and Ryan Franklin are nearing an extension.
Might Matt Holliday stick around with the Cardinals past this season?
The National League has some teams with helium as the Wildcard race is still all sorts of jumbled
Billy Wagner has been claimed off waivers according to sources around MLB
The Yankees pad their lead, the Rangers close in on Boston and the Marlins refuse to go away.
Warning: do not read why Adrian Beltre just hit the disabled list.
A walkoff in Seattle brings back some old memories
After all season, we finally have a new team atop the Dartboard. Move over, LA.
The Padres' Bud Black gets a contract extension.
Volquez undergoes Tommy John surgery and might be lost for all of 2010 to the Reds.
Teams should begin to separate themselves a bit more with the parity decreased after the trading deadline.
He was pulled from his Double-A start, is he heading up?
Can you remember a more exciting trade deadline?
The trade deadline looms and a number of teams are coming to grips that 2009 is not to be their year.
It looks all but official that Matt Holliday will be a Cardinal
Manny comes off the bench with a pinch hit grand slam helping the Dodgers win.
The top teams are staying put but the middle ten or so are undergoing significant fluctuation as the season heads to a crucial July 31 point.
Carlos Quentin and Jed Lowrie are on their way back.
The AL West storms up the rankings and the NL makes some inroads in the top ten.
The Dodgers remain on top despite a miserable week with the bats.
No, Not Rivera. Jonathan Papelbon becomes Boston's All-Time Saves leader.
As interleague closes out, the AL holds eight of the top ten spots in our rankings.
The divisions, aside from the NL West, tighten up.
The Padres win a walk off and have called up Kyle Blanks to try and inject some offense.
Raul Ibanez, Roy Halladay and Erik Bedard all land on the DL.
An 11 game winning streak from the Rockies gives them a nine game jump in this week's rankings.
The Rockies won their seventh consecutive game last night, but they are still just shooting for the Wild Card.
Free Falling! The Royals have dropped from 91 to 81 to 71 in just two weeks.
J.J. Putz was first demoted out of his setup role and now appears headed for surgery as his arm is still bothering him.
The AL divisions are heating up while the NL divisions are showing some big separation.
Carlos Zambrano gets six games for his contact with the umpire.
It's a one horse race in the NL West.
The Padres and White Sox agreed to terms on a Jake Peavy deal, now it's up to Jake.
Boston, New York and Tampa were expected to run 1-3 this season. They're all next to each other, just not at the top.
Texas wins another walk off and the Angels win in Ervin Santana's return
The Rangers win a walk-off in extras and the Astros score 15 and allow 11 in Colorado.
The Dodgers get a blow with Manny but the West remains a cakewalk for them.
Obviously the big news of the day is Manny Ramirez's suspension for failing the drug policy.
The Royals and Blue Jays keep hanging around one month in.
The Sox get destroyed by the Rays and also have shut down John Smoltz's rehab for the time being.
One Bay Area team leaves the cellar only to be replaced by another.
The Twins and Red Sox play two at Fenway and the Red Sox emerge the obvious victors.
The THT Dartboard debuts for the 2009 season bookended by NL West teams.
Midnight has passed in Seattle and a new dawn awaits a deserving city.
A look back to where teams finished last year in the Dartboard.
This week's dartboard is brought to you by ball four and hanging curves.
From looking at the best to investigating the worst.
Most Valuable Player Edition.
Draft picks are signed or not and most waiver wire deals are done at this point meaning it's pennant stretch time.
The dog days of August means all the contenders are dealing with injuries both minor and major.
The trade deadline has come and gone and several top teams made buys.
We come down to the wire on the trade deadline and some big bats are looming as potential targets.
First half grades this week on the Dartboard.
We wrap up baseball's first half today.
According to the Dartboard, the Cubs are seven games clear of the rest of the NL; while the Rays are five games clear of the rest of baseball.
The American League continues to surge forward as interleague play comes to a close with now 11 of 14 AL teams in the top 16 Dartboard slots.
The AL is starting to assert dominance again claiming 4 of the top 5 spots on this week's Dartboard.
Three of six divisions have a leader with a 10 game or greater lead in the Dartboard.
We are starting to see a big enough sample that the standings are becoming more or less stable.
Seven of the top twelve teams on the dartboard reside in the eastern divisions.
The three best teams in the majors hail from the National League.
Arizona comes down a little further closer to Earth but still reigns supreme over MLB.
It's still early, but some trends are starting to emerge.
Another week in and the standings still look vastly different from anyone's expectations.
The Dartboard returns.
A look at the possible playoff teams.