TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 04: Mark Trumbo #45 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Manny Machado #13 after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during the American League Wild Card game at Rogers Centre on October 4, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles were a bit of a surprise in 2016, contending all season and actually holding first place in the AL East as late as Aug. 12. But they began to tire down the stretch, and didn’t clinch a playoff spot until the final day of the regular season. Their playoff run lasted exactly […]

Each MLB Postseason team’s key player this October

The MLB Postseason begins on Tuesday, and ten teams are looking to raise the trophy once the World Series concludes in early November. And while there are 25 players on each team that will likely play a role in which team ends up as champion, we’ve tried to narrow it down to each team’s one […]

ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners stands in the dugout after finishing the sixth inning and coming out of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 26, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Seattle Mariners

Despite some rough times this year, the Mariners made it until the very end before being eliminated with just one game left to play. Seattle came into August 2nd with a .500 record at 52-52 and won 34 of their next 57 to move from six games back in the Wild Card to just two, […]

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 27: Theo Epstein (R), President of Operations for the Chicago Cubs, talks with head football coach Jim Harbaugh of the University of Michigan before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Theo Epstein signs five-year extension with Cubs

Cubs president Theo Epstein has agreed to a five-year extension that will keep him in Chicago through 2021, the franchise announced Wednesday. Epstein, who signed with the Cubs in October 2011, has successfully completed a massive rebuild of the franchise. The Cubs are the best team in baseball at 101-56 and will have home-field advantage […]

Pirates battery PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 19: Francisco Cervelli #29 of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Gerrit Cole #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates collide in the third inning during the game against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park on August 19, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

On the bright side for the Pirates and their fans, they won’t have to deal with another painful Wild Card loss this season. However, on the other side of the coin, there’s this: Pittsburgh will completely miss the playoffs, and will perhaps finish under .500, for the first time since the 2012 season. The main […]

Jeremy Hellickson of the Phillies

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies gutted their roster of most veterans over the last year-plus, with Ryan Howard standing as the final member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia squad. And while the Phillies will finish under .500 again, they’re not going to lose 100 games, and could end up surpassing their win total of 73 from both […]

Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun of the Angels ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a 7-0 win over the Chicago White Sox with Mike Trout #27 and Todd Cunningham #37 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

A loss on Thursday night against Toronto following a sweep from Seattle has ended another disappointing season for the Angels. Despite having the best position player in baseball and about the most surefire Hall of Famer still playing, they managed just a 63-83 record to this point, last in the AL West. The current four […]

Evan Longoria of the Rays ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 23: Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays grimaces during his turn at bat during the fifth inning of the game with the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on August 23, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr./Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

It wasn’t supposed to go like this in 2016 for the Tampa Bay Rays. They retooled their offense! Their pitching staff was strong! Their defense once again looked sturdy! But in a year where four of the five AL East teams are still in the hunt for the division title, one team has been off […]

Braves players Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 04: Matt Kemp #27 laughs with Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves after the top of the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 4, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves defeated the Phillies 2-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves were the second team eliminated from the playoff race during the 2016 season. But considering how terrible their first half was, it’s a miracle that the Braves mathematically were still in the race on the morning of Sept. 11. While the Braves have just about wrapped up last place in the NL East […]

SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 21: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers prepares in the dugout for an at-bat during a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The Brewers won the game 7-6. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Brewers, Dodgers worked until last minute on Ryan Braun/Yasiel Puig trade

The August 31st waiver trade deadline passed nearly two weeks ago, and there were no major moves. One the major deals discussed involved the Dodgers and Brewers, and involved both Ryan Braun and Yasiel Puig potentially changing addresses. The deal (obviously) didn’t happen, but just how close was it?’s Adam McCalvy reported that the […]

Nick Markakis of the rebuilding Braves ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 25: Nick Markakis #22 of the Atlanta Braves hits an RBI single in the fifth inning during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field on August 25, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Freddie Freeman is the biggest highlight of a miserable Atlanta Braves season

Saying that the 2016 season has been miserable for the Atlanta Braves and their fans is probably an understatement. The team is an MLB-worst 45-80 and has a 4.5-game edge on the Minnesota Twins for the top pick in next June’s MLB Draft. They’re going to finish under .500 for the third straight season after finishing […]

DENVER, CO – AUGUST 17: Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals walks off the field after allowing seven earned runs in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Stephen Strasburg’s elbow is barking again, lands him on DL for Nationals

The Washington Nationals are running away with the NL East, holding an 8.5 game lead over the second place Miami Marlins with just 39 games left to play. But the Nationals rotation took a hit on Monday when the team placed Stephen Strasburg on the DL with a sore right elbow. EVERYBODY FREAK OUT! Strasburg’s […]

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 30: Mike Foltynewicz #26 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field on June 30, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Yankees asked Braves for Mike Foltynewicz, Ender Inciarte in Brian McCann deal

The New York Yankees did well in their efforts at rebuilding in advance of last Monday’s trade deadline. With the impending retirement of Mark Teixeira and the release of Alex Rodriguez, their rebuild is going to be in an even better place. One highly-paid veteran that hasn’t been moved is catcher Brian McCann. The Braves […]

Barry Bonds got ejected in a game against the Giants

San Francisco Giants legend, and current Miami Marlins hitting coach, Barry Bonds was ejected from Wednesday afternoon’s Giants-Marlins game at Marlins Park for arguing about the strike zone. I’m curious if this is Bonds’ first ejection as a coach – I’m assuming it is, considering it’s his first year as a coach in the majors. […]

CHICAGO, IL – MAY 08: Tommy La Stella #2 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on May 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Nationals 4-3 in 13 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tommy La Stella still hasn’t reported to the minors for the Cubs

Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella was demoted to AAA on July 29th. He still hasn’t reported to the Iowa Cubs because he’s apparently quite upset about the demotion, despite the fact that it was just a baseball move and that he’d be back in the majors with Chicago sooner rather than later. According to CBS […]