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- We took a look at the players who were September call-ups earlier in the month, but here is a look at the players that were, at the risk of sounding less than delicate, snubbed as September call-ups because of service time considerations and other, more mysterious reasons.
- It’s never too early to start looking at the free agent hellfire that will rain down on us the moment the World Series ends. For crying out loud, Bryce Harper was being asked about going to the Yankees before this season even began. Our Patrick Karraker previews the 2018-2019 MLB free agent class and what that means for each team as well as your sanity.
- The Blue Jays have had a tough season in an absolutely brutal division. The team does not seem happy with the direction of the team and will reportedly fire John Gibbons once the 2018 season ends.
- Shohei Ohtani has amazed us all this year, but it looks like the Angels rookie sensation’s season may be over after he has been recommended to have Tommy John surgery on his right UCL. Then again, he did defy logic shortly after the announcement by going 4-for-4 with two home runs against the Rangers.
- Now that we are in September, here is a list of call-ups to keep an eye on as the month progresses.
- The MLB postseason has certainly become more exciting this decade with the creation of the wild-card play-in game. Our Anthony Spaulding believes that the playoffs are still very imperfect, though, and he writes that maybe the two playoff teams with the worst records should face off in that one-game playoff.
- Michael Kopech is hitting the to the 60-Day disabled list, so sorry to ruin literally everything.
- It’s September! You know what that means? Okay yes, pumpkin product infestation, but also roster expansion. Here’s your dose of September call-ups so you’re not late to the party.
- The Rays have been incredibly hot of late. However, they have made some very questionable moves dating back to the end of the 2017 season that may have cost them a playoff spot this year.