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- Why can’t we have nice things? Shohei Ohtani started off the season as one of the league’s best stories, but now we will be without him for a while as the Angels announced that he will undergo Tommy John surgery once the season is concluded.
- Our newest writer Andersen Pickard took a look at the teams that have under-performed expectations this season and how it happened.
- The Giants were not good last season and the same was true this season. Now, GM Bobby Evans is looking for a new job as the Giants parted ways with him.
- The Oakland Athletics punched their ticket to the postseason as they locked up a postseason berth last night with a 7-3 win over the Mariners.
- Let’s talk about trading Mike Trout—and yes, talk, civilly with indoor voices. Our Stephen Tolbert doesn’t focus on the ethics of should you date Mike Trout, but rather could you trade him.
- Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game that can make or break a team’s season in an instant. This year felt significantly more dense in the disabled list department. Our Wayne Cavadi looks at how they impacted the 2018 MLB season.
- There are quite a few legitimate contenders in the National League this year, so our own Anthony Spaulding went through the obvious candidates for NL Manager of the Year, with the Braves’ Brian Snitker being an early favorite.
- The competition this year is nothing to take lightly, with Alex Cora and his ability to deliver the fastest-to-100-wins-Red-Sox being the obvious favorite. Here are the frontrunners to take home this year’s American League Manager of the Year.
- 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. Check out our preview of the 2018-2019 MLB free-agent class.