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One week to go in this bizarre MLB season

One week to go in this bizarre MLB season
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Everything you need to know for final week of the MLB season

Must-see matchups, pennant race-defining moments, potential MVPs

Joe Kelly has been down this folk-hero road before

Joe Kelly has been down this folk-hero road before
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'MLB Hates Me': Joe Kelly Is the Hero We Need

The Dodgers hurler has irritated plenty with his in-your-face 'tude, but when he unsympathetically buzzed the Astros at the plate this season, he did so to the applause of many in baseball

The Tyley Skaggs heartache, one year on from the pitcher's passing

The Tyley Skaggs heartache, one year on from the pitcher's passing
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What Tyler Skaggs Left Behind

A year after he died, the Angels pitcher's widow and mother open up on his death and how they're coming to terms with what happened and why

'See ball-hit ball' isn't working for a couple of young Yankees

'See ball-hit ball' isn't working for a couple of young Yankees
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What the Yankees need from their hitting coach

Hitting Coach Marcus Thames preaches patience with struggling young stars Gleyber Torres and Gary Sánchez

A trio of MLB superstars who have scarcely hit their weight

A trio of MLB superstars who have scarcely hit their weight
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Ex-MVPs Jose Altuve, Kris Bryant, Christian Yelich Are MLB's Big Disappointments

Before the condensed 2020 MLB campaign got underway, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich offered some prescient thoughts... "You're going to see really good players have really bad years"

Remembering the Hall of Fame pitcher behind the 'Miracle Mets'

Remembering the Hall of Fame pitcher behind the 'Miracle Mets'
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Tom Seaver and why sometimes you really should meet your heroes

As writer T.J. Quinn got to know his childhood idol, he learned Tom was every bit as terrific as he'd imagined

The Padres are must-see entertainment

The Padres are must-see entertainment
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The San Diego Padres Are The Most Fun Team In Baseball

The way the Padres are winning and the way their front office is dealing have made the club a showcase team.

Mookie Betts is a generational talent

Mookie Betts is a generational talent
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Mookie Betts was too good for the Dodgers to let get away

The Dodgers traded for Mookie Betts for 2020, and were able to convince him to stay for 12 more years after that. Now he’s the face of baseball’s best team.

The 2020 MLB trade deadline is unlike any other in the history of the sport.

The 2020 MLB trade deadline is unlike any other in the history of the sport.
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Here are the winners and losers from a wild MLB trade deadline

The Padres were ultra aggressive, while the Yankees and Rays decided to stand pat.

Mookie Betts joins some elite MLB company.

Mookie Betts joins some elite MLB company.

No surprises at number 1 here.

No surprises at number 1 here.
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Ranking the 10 Greatest MLB Games of the Last Decade

You'll be hard-pressed to argue any of the clashes that made our decade-spanning top 10 weren't great—and eminently unforgettable.

Why do all MLB ballparks have different dimensions?

The high cost of bad intentions.

The high cost of bad intentions.
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AMBUSHED BY THE ASTROS

Pitchers pummeled by a cheating Houston lineup talk about the impact on their careers and the questions that remain.

Let's talk about MLB uniform numbers.

Let's talk about MLB uniform numbers.
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Every uniform number ever, ranked by value

The most valuable jersey number is...

What if Barry Bonds had played without a baseball bat?

The defining trait of the 2019 MLB season.

The defining trait of the 2019 MLB season.
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10 reasons 2019 was the Year of the Home Run

Baseball set ALL THE HOME RUN RECORDS this year. Let’s take a look.

The ultimate MLB 2020 preview.

The ultimate MLB 2020 preview.
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Baseball's top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

We turn our attention once again to the upcoming season and pretend we're back in the middle of March, talking about baseball and baseball players and the wonder and joy of the best sport on the planet.