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- Here’s the latest from around the American League Central.
- Ranking every MLB team’s best free agent signing of 2017.
- The Nationals have fired manager Dusty Baker, probably just shot themselves in the foot.
- The Mets have hired Mickey Callaway as the team’s newest skipper.
- Game 1 was the fastest World Series game in 25 years. So what was that again about pace of play?
- Braves have exercised their option on Tyler Flowers but have declined option on R.A. Dickey.
- Ranking every MLB team’s worst free agent signing of 2017.
- Which managers are on the hot seat after this season?
- Jackie Robinson’s family threw out the first pitch for Game 1 of the World Series and I’m not crying, you’re crying.
- The Tigers have hired Ron Gardenhire as their manager.
- The Twins will decline Glen Perkins' 2018 club option.
- Ever wonder what would have happened if the Yankees traded Derek Jeter in 1996? Our good friends at Out of the Park Baseball simulation that scenario for us and the results are pretty shocking (and depending who you root for, depressing).
- Here are four things to watch for in the Dodgers-Astros World Series.
- Rockies’ closer Greg Holland has declined his player option for 2018 and will hit the free agent market.
- The YouTube ad behind home plate at the World Series is driving all of us bonkers.
- The Red Sox have hired to Alex Cora as the team’s new manager.
- ESPN forgot the White Sox won the 2005 World Series...again.
- The rare World Series matchup between two 100-win teams and why it’s what baseball deserves this year.
- Bullpens are going to decide the 2017 World Series, but we already knew that.
- How is World Series homefield advantage now determined?
- Imagining a double-elimination MLB Postseason.
- How Chris Taylor went from forgettable shortstop to NLCS co-MVP.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2005, Mark Buehrle becomes first pitcher to start and save consecutive World Series games.