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  • • Playoff drought over, Mariners look to stun Blue Jays
    The Seattle Mariners and host Toronto Blue Jays, who entered the American League together in 1977, will meet in the...
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  • • Phils bank Zack Wheeler still has Cardinals’ number in opener
    After dominating the St. Louis Cardinals during the regular season, Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler wants to capitalize on his...
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  • • MLB announces crew chiefs for wild-card round
    Ted Barrett, Alfonso Marquez, Jerry Meals and Jeff Nelson will be crew chiefs for the four Wild Card Series, Major...
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  • • Today in Cubs history: The time a squirrel ran all over Wrigley Field
    Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images It was entertainment during a blowout win. I remembered this long-ago incident quite well and learned that my friend (and Cubs By The Numbers co-author) Kasey Ignarski had video of the game where it happened, so here are three minutes’ worth of clips of a squirrel running all over the infie...
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  • • How these two players changed the Braves' season
  • • Players of the Week: Judge, Martinez, Olson honored
  • • Romy Gonzalez's stop and throw captures Play of Week honors
  • • AL Wild Card Series Preview: Guardians vs. Rays
    The unexpected AL Central champs take on a Rays team that isn't at full strength in this best-of-three series....
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  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on home run record: 'Let fans make their own judgement'
    • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on home run record: 'Let fans make their own judgement'
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Top stories

  • Royals oust Matheny hours after season ends
    The Royals fired manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred on Wednesday night, shortly after the struggling franchise finished the season with a listless loss to the Guardians....
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  • WATCH: A's catcher Stephen Vogt's children announce their dad's first at-bat in his final MLB game
    • WATCH: A's catcher Stephen Vogt's children announce their dad's first at-bat in his final MLB game
    The two-time All-Star got a touching moment in his final game before hitting a home run in his final at-bat...
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  • • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on home run record: 'Let fans make their own judgement'
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  • • Yankees’ ace Gerrit Cole accepts Nestor Cortes as possible Game 1 starter
    Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is lucky the Boston Red Sox and, most importantly, their green band box known as Fenway Park won’t be anywhere near New York’s 2022 playoff run, no matter how long it may be. Now, all that remains in front of Cole and the Yankees as they chase championship No. 28 (and Cole’s first […] Yankee...
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  • • Matt Carpenter silences Marcus Stroman’s Ohtani-Judge take with simple response
    New York Yankees fan favorite Matt Carpenter doesn’t tweet much. So when he does take to the platform, you know he means business. Carp took a break on Wednesday from working at the team’s makeshift alternate site/hustling to get ready for the ALDS to slip a quick reply to Marcus Stroman, the Cubs right-hander who’s had ...
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  • • Bogaerts: No Recent Extension Talks With Red Sox
    Xander Bogaerts, who can opt out of the three years and $60MM remaining on his contract after the postseason concludes, said following the final game of the season that he hasn’t had any recent talks with the Red Sox about a new contract (link via Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald). He’s planning to head…...
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  • • Twins troll Yankees after Luis Arráez batting title win, prove Aaron Judge screw job
    OK, now it’s war, Minnesota Twins fans. We tried to keep it light. We tried not to be too harsh about beating you up and down the field each and every time you face the New York Yankees in the postseason — or in general, really. But the antics the Twins’ social media account pulled […] Twins troll Yankees after Luis Arráez b...
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  • With lead in batting race, McNeil sits out finale
    • With lead in batting race, McNeil sits out finale
    With a four-point lead in the big league batting race, Jeff McNeil was not in the Mets' starting lineup Wednesday for their regular-season finale....
  • • Gerrit Cole’s call with Ron Guidry, speech after Yankees record resonated
    It’s been a while since fans looked at Gerrit Cole, the Yankees’ ace, and viewed him as Gerrit Cole, the lifelong Yankee fan. The faded sign at his welcome press conference feels like a decade ago, his first half-season robbed by the pandemic and the adoring crowds silenced entirely for that very strange campaign. What […] Gerrit ...
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  • • Royals Fire Manager Mike Matheny
    The Royals organizational shake-up continues. Shortly after wrapping up a 69-93 season, Kansas City announced that manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred will not return in 2023. The news comes a few weeks after the Royals made a change atop the front office. Longtime president of baseball operations Dayton Moore was dismissed in…...
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Baseball rumors, scandals

  • • BCB After Dark: It’s time for some roster decisions
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks whether the team should tender Zach McKinstry a contract. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the end-of-the-season after-party for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. So glad to see you stop in this evening for our end of the year celebration. We’re celebrating whether the season was...2022
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  • • 61*(1.0164)
    He’s done it! He’s done it! He’s done it! Aaron Judge (2-for-7, 2 runs) has hit his 62nd homer, and moved within 11 homers of Barry Bonds’ home run record! Incredible! Honestly, I'm kinda surprised no American League hitter had hit 60+ homers all during the wild, raucous 90s and early aughts when players testes were at their smallest and their biceps were at their biggest. The most shocking record...2022
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  • • Padres find a way to want it less than the White Sox
    Juan Soto with the ol’ back-into-the-playoffs-losing-to-the-White-Sox celebration. It’s true, though, it sure beats being stuck in Washington. | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports South Siders take a series in San Diego, and if that doesn’t temper playoff expectations, nothing can Talk about a White Soxy way to make the playoffs. In the middle of a listless, 2-1 loss against a South Side squ...2022
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  • • Winston-Salem Dash 2022 Season Review
    There’s no better prospect in the White Sox system than Colson Montgomery. | Chicago White Sox Quite a few of the next crop of White Sox came through Winston-Salem in 2022 The Winston-Salem Dash had some of the best talent the White Sox had to offer at the beginning of the season. On the mound it was Sean Burke, Matthew Thompson, and Drew Dalquist. Burke was shipped up to Birmingham after ...2022
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  • • Cub Tracks’ with six you get meatloaf
    Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images Recent #Cubs,#MLB, and #MiLB news, four days a week. The Cubs streak was extended by a game as they gave themselves a chance for a home sweep in the final home game of the season. Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits from Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, ...2022
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  • • Hitter Profiles:  Give Me Your MVP!
    We have arrived at the end of the 2022 fantasy baseball season and what an exciting season this has been!  Whether it is Aaron Judge chasing the AL Home Run record or Albert Pujols shocking us all with a resurgence to fantasy relevance, there have been countless headlines to chase.  For our last hitter profiles of this season, we are going to take a look at who your favorite Razzball writers predi...2022
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  • • Hyde on Orioles’ facing Aaron Judge; Odor on Judge as Yankee teammate; Minor league award winners
    NEW YORK—Two hours before gametime, there was a postseason buzz around Yankee Stadium. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde’s pregame media session had many more participants than it usually does, and that’s because Hyde’s team is facing Aaron Judge, who’s attempting to set the American League record for home runs. Judge will bat leadoff against Oriole starter […]...2022
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  • • Carlos Correa makes shopping analogy while commenting on his future with Minnesota Twins, MLB free agency
    From the moment Carlos Correa shockingly signed with the Minnesota Twins in the wee hours of the night just days...2022
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  • • Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, Twins 3
    FanGraphs South Siders rediscover win column, stave off sub-.500 season for yet another day For the first time in nine tries, the White Sox won a baseball game, staving off the imminent threat of a sub-.500 season for yet another day on the back of a gutsy outing from Lucas Giolito and four innings of bullpen work. The Sox now hold a one-game lead over the Twins for the second-place spot t...2022
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  • • Carlos Correa joining the Cubs viewed, by some, as foregone conclusion
    If you weren’t a fan of the incessant Carlos Correa rumors last winter, I have very bad news for you. Last time around, you were largely spared months of speculation due to the lockout. This winter, though, the Chicago Cubs are going to be linked to the superstar shortstop right up until the day he […] Carlos Correa joining the Cubs viewed, by some, as foregone conclusion - Cubbies Cri...2022
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Baseball videos, highlights

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Baseball stats and results

  • • 2023 Draft Lottery Odds Finalized
    The 2022 regular season is officially wrapped up, with the Mets beating the Nationals in the second game of a doubleheader to close out the year. 18 teams now formally turn their attention to 2023, while the postseason will get underway on Friday. With the standings set for the league’s non-playoff teams, there’s some more…...2022
  • MLB final stats: Judge falls just short of Triple Crown, Verlander claims ERA title
    • MLB final stats: Judge falls just short of Triple Crown, Verlander claims ERA title
    2022
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  • • BCB After Dark: It’s time for some roster decisions
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks whether the team should tender Zach McKinstry a contract. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the end-of-the-season after-party for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. So glad to see you stop in this evening for our end of the year celebration. We’re celebrating whether the season was...2022
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  • • 2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 162
    Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images The Cubs win going away to close out the season All’s well that ends well, right? That probably doesn’t work here. But, I’m certainly glad this season ended with a win, and an emphatic one at that. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t mean anything. Not losing 90, winning more than last year, none of it actually means anything. Nothing you can hang you...2022
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  • • Reflections on the Cubs’ 2022 season
    Photo by @WillByington / www.willbyington.com This year, we hope, was a transition from the bad into the good. One thing I think many have forgotten about the 2022 baseball season is how close we came to losing it — all of it. When the lockout suddenly ended March 10, we were probably only a day or so away from Rob Manfred announcing that more games were going to be “removed from the ...2022
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  • • The NL East Is Over: Fans need this Atlanta Braves shirt
    The NL East might not have been over in May, but it’s over now. Get ready for the Postseason with a new Atlanta Braves shirt from our friends at BreakingT. New season, same result. The Atlanta Braves have won the NL East and are looking to repeat as World Series Champions. So now is the […] The NL East Is Over: Fans need this Atlanta Braves shirt - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlan...2022
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  • • White Sox 8, Twins 3: Andrus’ blast puts game away
    Going deep: Elvis Andrus hit a three-run homer to cap off the South Siders’ second four-run inning of the game. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Lucas Giolito finishes his season with an excellent start The White Sox (81-80) used a pair of four-run innings to defeat the Twins (77-84) for the second time in as many days. The game got off to an ominous start, when Luis Arráez hit a routine ch...2022
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  • • 2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 161
    Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK And then there was one This one hurts less than the previous one. Two losses in two days. Glass half full? ‘Three runs allowed each day. If your team allowed exactly three runs every day, you are going to win a lot of games. Probably an awful lot of them. One might counter point that the Reds aren’t a particularly good team. Or actually that they...2022
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  • • Elias expects Orioles to be active this offseason
    BALTIMORE—Orioles executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias said on the final day of the 2022 regular season that he’s pleased with the results and that he’ll have flexibility in the offseason to improve the team. “We’re very pleased with what happened up and down the organization this year,” Elias said in an end-of-season news conference […]...2022
  • Mets' Francisco Lindor to gift Jeff McNeil a car if he wins NL batting title
    • Mets' Francisco Lindor to gift Jeff McNeil a car if he wins NL batting title
    Heading into the last day of MLB regular-season action for 2022, ESPN stats show that New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil leads the entire National League. Now, Mike Puma of the New York Post ask the Mets star shortstop Francisco Lindor will he be keeping his promise he made earlier in the season....2022
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Baseball fantasy rankings and news

  • • Call Up Penzey Cuz It’s The End of The Season
    Let's check in on some fantasy baseball championship celebrations: People celebrating their fantasy baseball championships today pic.twitter.com/4bavGwku88 — Razzball (@Razzball) October 5, 2022 That is the best encapsulation of the joy of winning a fantasy baseball league. I'm sick it's so on point. I hope everyone got to feel that "very dorky dancing while very white music plays surrounded by...2022
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  • Tommy Pham says Joc Pederson is 'lucky I didn't hurt his a-- even worse' over fantasy football drama
    • Tommy Pham says Joc Pederson is 'lucky I didn't hurt his a-- even worse' over fantasy football drama
    Pham reportedly slapped Pederson over a fantasy football disagreement earlier this year...2022
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  • Karabell's way-too-early top-25 players for 2023
    • Karabell's way-too-early top-25 players for 2023
    The 2022 baseball season has just ended, but Eric Karabell already has some initial thoughts as to who he thinks will be the top-25 players in fantasy baseball for 2023....2022
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  • • 61*(1.0164)
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  • • Corner Infield Mashup: 1B Report Card
    Welcome to the final day of the MLB regular season.  After two weeks of my fantasy highs and lows followed by my 3B report card last week, I wrap up the season today with my 1B report card.  If you read last week’s report, you’ll note a similar look with this one.  Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
  • • Luis Seven-nono
    Shh...That was what I was saying yesterday. I was like a librarian with my index finger pressed to my collagen-filled lips. I was lowering the shades of my house hoping no one passing by would see how well Luis Severino was pitching. My phone rang; it was a telemarketer, and I talked to them for 45 minutes because I knew if they were talking to me, then they couldn't be watching Luis Severino and ...2022
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  • • Look Who’s Tied In Career RBIs – It’s Fat & Albert
    Major League Baseball isn't supposed to look this easy this deep into a guy's career. Miguel Cabrera's got five homers on the year! Albert Pujols now has more homers than everyone in the league since August 14th, except for Aaron Judge, and he doesn't have less homers than Judge, he has the same amount! All the hype about Judge and Pujols has same number of homers as Judge over the last six weeks!...2022
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  • • Hitter Profiles:  Give Me Your MVP!
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  • • Mets Finally Kicking McCann Down The Road?
    "Hey, yo, long-time listener, first-time caller, this is Jimmy from Dyker Heights. The Mets, guy, are killin' me with the freakin' James McCann, guy. I said to my ma, "Ma, what are the Mets doing, guy, they're throwing away everything they've built this year to have this stunod behind the plate. Why don't they try callin' up what's-his-face Francisco Alvarez. He's the future, right, guy? The right...2022
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  • • Judge The Two Of Us – Aaron-Maris In A Tie
    Hey, let me ask you something, are we shipping Roger Maris Jr. and Aaron Judge's mom? What? Why are you booing me? Okay, serious-serious question, how many changes of clothes does Roger Maris Jr. have with him in Toronto? Okay, serious-serious-serious question, isn't Roger Maris Jr. actually just Roger Maris but with an asterisk? Stop throwing tomatoes at me! I can't use all my Roger Maris Jr. mat...2022
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Baseball injury and suspension

  • • The key injuries for every playoff team
    2022
  • • Reflections on the Cubs’ 2022 season
    Photo by @WillByington / www.willbyington.com This year, we hope, was a transition from the bad into the good. One thing I think many have forgotten about the 2022 baseball season is how close we came to losing it — all of it. When the lockout suddenly ended March 10, we were probably only a day or so away from Rob Manfred announcing that more games were going to be “removed from the ...2022
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  • • Cubs: Willson Contreras – successor to Cardinals’ Yadier Molina?
    Back in July, when Yadier Molina was battling injuries and the Cubs were known to be actively shopping Willson Contreras ahead of the Aug. 2 trade deadline, I penned a piece calling the idea of Contreras calling St. Louis home ‘a Cubs fan’s worst nightmare’. Well, apparently it’s a nightmare we might yet see come […] Cubs: Willson Contreras – successor to Cardin...2022
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  • • Six Pack of Stats: Twins 10, White Sox 1
    FanGraphs It’s been real, it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been real fun Let’s do this in one breath: The White Sox and Twins concluded their disappointing 2022 seasons on Wednesday with a 10-1 drubbing in favor of the visitors, leaving the Sox resting at an even .500 record that was nonetheless the second-most wins in a season produced by a Rick Hahn-led team. Perspective and...2022
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  • • Twins 10, White Sox 1: An average year
    José Abreu, Ethan Katz and Yoán Moncada before the final game of the season. | Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports White Sox end the season at 81-81, avoid shutout with a ninth-inning run. It’s safe to say this wasn’t the ending we wanted this season, but to be honest it was kind of on brand. The Chicago White Sox have lost their final game of the season against the Minnesota Twins 10-1. T...2022
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  • • Nelson Cruz To Undergo Eye Surgery
    Nationals slugger Nelson Cruz tells Jessica Camerato of MLB.com that he will undergo surgery on his left eye at the end of October due to some inflammation that is blocking his vision (Twitter links). He expects to resume baseball activities in 6-8 weeks, which should give him plenty of time to be ready for Spring…...2022
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  • • White Sox 8, Twins 3: Andrus’ blast puts game away
    Going deep: Elvis Andrus hit a three-run homer to cap off the South Siders’ second four-run inning of the game. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Lucas Giolito finishes his season with an excellent start The White Sox (81-80) used a pair of four-run innings to defeat the Twins (77-84) for the second time in as many days. The game got off to an ominous start, when Luis Arráez hit a routine ch...2022
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  • Rays' Poche exits with injury ahead of playoffs
    • Rays' Poche exits with injury ahead of playoffs
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Colin Poche will head to the injured list and have an MRI on Wednesday....2022
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  • Cards' Helsley downplays finger injury after exit
    • Cards' Helsley downplays finger injury after exit
    Cardinals closer Ryan Helsley left in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 8-7 win against the Pirates with a jammed right middle finger but said he should be ready for the start of the playoffs Friday....2022
  • • Mariners place outfielder Jesse Winker (neck) on IL
    The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Jesse Winker on the 10-day injured list with a neck injury Wednesday. An MRI revealed...2022
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Baseball trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Tommy Boggs Passes Away
    Former major league pitcher Tommy Boggs passed away today after a battle with cancer, according to an announcement from Concordia University. Boggs, who’d been the head baseball coach at Concordia since 2009, was 66 years old. The second overall pick of the 1974 draft, the right-hander joined the Rangers organization out of an Austin high school.…...2022
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  • • Orioles’ 2022 season ends with loss, ovation from fans; Elias on free agents, trades, Grayson Rodriguez
    BALTIMORE—The 2022 season, one of the most exciting in recent Orioles’ history, is over. There were the thrilling debuts of Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson, a 10-game winning streak and two months of outstanding baseball that had fans dreaming of a wild-card berth. Before the season could end, the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays had […]...2022
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  • • Today in Cubs history: The time a squirrel ran all over Wrigley Field
    Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images It was entertainment during a blowout win. I remembered this long-ago incident quite well and learned that my friend (and Cubs By The Numbers co-author) Kasey Ignarski had video of the game where it happened, so here are three minutes’ worth of clips of a squirrel running all over the infield, outfield and Cubs dugout at Wrigley Field: What I had not rem...2022
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  • Xander Bogaerts enters uncertain offseason
    • Xander Bogaerts enters uncertain offseason
    Bogaerts is expected to opt out of the remainder of his contract, creating some uncertainty about where he'll be playing in 2023....2022
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  • • Cubs 15, Reds 2: Zach McKinstry, David Bote and Franmil Reyes go deep in this laugher to end the year
    David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs had some fun and breezed to win No. 74. It seems like a very long time ago when the Cubs defeated the Brewers 5-4 at Wrigley Field in the 2022 season opener, but in reality, that was just short of six months ago, the length of a normal baseball season. Wednesday, on a lovely October afternoon that spilled into early evening in Cincinnati, the Cubs booke...2022
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  • • BCB After Dark: It’s time for some roster decisions
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks whether the team should tender Zach McKinstry a contract. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the end-of-the-season after-party for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. So glad to see you stop in this evening for our end of the year celebration. We’re celebrating whether the season was...2022
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  • • Cub Tracks’ curtains for certain
    Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Recent #Cubs,#MLB, and #MiLB news, four days a week. Cubs closed out the laughable season with a laugher and handed Cincinnati their 100th loss. David Bote had a day. Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, and th...2022
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  • • Reflections on the Cubs’ 2022 season
    Photo by @WillByington / www.willbyington.com This year, we hope, was a transition from the bad into the good. One thing I think many have forgotten about the 2022 baseball season is how close we came to losing it — all of it. When the lockout suddenly ended March 10, we were probably only a day or so away from Rob Manfred announcing that more games were going to be “removed from the ...2022
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  • • Bogaerts: No Recent Extension Talks With Red Sox
    Xander Bogaerts, who can opt out of the three years and $60MM remaining on his contract after the postseason concludes, said following the final game of the season that he hasn’t had any recent talks with the Red Sox about a new contract (link via Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald). He’s planning to head…...2022
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  • • Cubs: Willson Contreras – successor to Cardinals’ Yadier Molina?
    Back in July, when Yadier Molina was battling injuries and the Cubs were known to be actively shopping Willson Contreras ahead of the Aug. 2 trade deadline, I penned a piece calling the idea of Contreras calling St. Louis home ‘a Cubs fan’s worst nightmare’. Well, apparently it’s a nightmare we might yet see come […] Cubs: Willson Contreras – successor to Cardin...2022

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Baseball schedule, game

  • • The key injuries for every playoff team
    2022
  • Orioles split twinbill with Toronto to cap 31-game rise
    • Orioles split twinbill with Toronto to cap 31-game rise
    While the Blue Jays celebrated their win and looked to the playoffs, the Orioles faithful cheered the end of a feel-good season....2022
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  • Mets prep for playoffs with 9-2 rout of Nationals
    • Mets prep for playoffs with 9-2 rout of Nationals
    The Mets finish with 101 wins, second-most in franchise history....2022
  • • MLB playoff power rankings: Dodgers look unstoppable
    With Major League Baseball’s 12-team postseason set, it’s time to look at where each playoff club ranks entering the month-long...2022
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1912: Write-In Campaign
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s efforts to get the new dictionary definition for “ghost runner” changed, how to watch the playoffs when one has cut the cord, Meg’s Rookie of the Year voting deliberations, the underrated Jeff McNeil, the two teams whose per-game attendance declined this season, MLB’s problem gambling PSAs, a […]...2022
  • Ramirez, Civale lead surging Guardians past Royals 9-2
    • Ramirez, Civale lead surging Guardians past Royals 9-2
    Jose Ramirez and Aaron Civale played well in their final tune-up for the playoffs....2022
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  • 2023 MLB Draft lottery odds finalized
    • 2023 MLB Draft lottery odds finalized
    2022
  • • 2023 Draft Lottery Odds Finalized
    2022
  • • Guardians know they can count on J-Ram's bat
    Third baseman is heating up as playoffs approach with 4-hit game in final tuneup...2022
  • 2022 MLB playoffs: Bracket, matchups, schedule as 12-team postseason starts with Wild Card Series
    • 2022 MLB playoffs: Bracket, matchups, schedule as 12-team postseason starts with Wild Card Series
    The Braves are looking to become the first repeat champions in more than two decades...2022
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Top baseball news from the last seven days

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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB, sometimes ML) is the only first-class professional baseball tournament in North America. Founded in 1903, it has two main groups, the National League and the American League. Both main groups are divided into three groups, the East Division, the Central Division and the West Division. There are 29 US and one Canadian teams in the Major League. The rules of the tournament are laid down in the Major League Baseball Constitution.


The course of the championship

The tournament consists of two parts, the first part is the regular season, followed by the three-section playoffs (post-season or playoff), which ends with the final called World Series in early November.


Regular season

Teams begin preparing for the championship in February in training camps in Florida and Arizona in particular. The regular season starts at the end of March or beginning of April and lasts until the end of September or beginning of October. During this period, each team plays 162 games, approx. half within the group, over one-third within the league, and the remain ones with other league teams in interleague matches.


Post-Season (Playoff)

At the end of the regular season, 8 teams will advance to the post-season, the playoffs: the group winners (3-3 teams) and the team with the most points in each league, this is the wildcard position. The eight teams will play against each other in three stages. They will remain in the league for the first two rounds and the American and National League champions will only play against each other in the World Series.


World Series

The World Series final match is played in late October or early November, with the American League and the National League winner. Teams play a maximum of seven games but do not play any further matches after four wins.


All-Star Match

In the middle of the season, in early July, there is a three-day break in the championship and that is the time for the All-Star match. Defensive players are selected for the All-Star team based on votes from supporters. Some pitchers are selected by the team manager, some by Major League players.


The teams

In Major League - as in other American professional sports - the same teams participate from year to year. The worst performing teams are not being downgraded at the end of the year like in football. In baseball, there is a minor league (Minor League Baseball), but the teams here belong to Major League clubs and rather have a role in junior education.


Major League Baseball

American League

East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

West
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

National League

East
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals

Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals

West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

Team Names

Contrary to European tradition, in American professional sports, clubs choose a standard structured name. The name consists of two parts, the first is the geographical location (usually the name of the city) and the second is the club name. In the 20th century, team names were invented by team owners. However, on several occasions fans have ignored the new name invented by management and continue to use the old name. Such a name change attempt was the renaming of „Boston Braves” to „Boston Bees” or „Philadelphia Blue Jays” to „Philadelphia Phillies”. No new names were left.


Team Jerseys

Major League Baseball rules require all players of a team to play in the same uniform. Each team has two types of jerseys, one for home games and one for away games. The national jersey is usually white and the foreign jersey is gray and both uniforms are decorated with team colors and emblems. On the home team's white jersey you usually find the name of the team for example Mets from the New York Mets, while the gray jersey of the away team includes the city or state where the guest team came from, e.g. Texas form Texas Rangers. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Philadelphia Phillies in the gray jersey for away matches, uses Phillies instead of the Philadelphia. The jerseys of different colors were introduced because at that time for the away team it was difficult to arrange washing, so they chose a color on what dirt was less visible. From the 1990s, clubs wanted to sell more jerseys, so they introduced more kinds of jerseys. So nowadays teams also have special 'Sunday jerseys' or training jerseys as well.