If Yanks don't sign Machado, here are some options
After the surprising Didi Gregorius Tommy John surgery news was reported, the dot-connecting between Gregorius' injury and Manny Machado's pending free-agent availability was instant and obvious, and the Machado-to-the-Bronx chatter isn't likely to die down anytime soon.
Machado discusses his lack of hustle
Whether the Dodgers can make it back to the World Series for a second straight season, and whether they can flip last year's script and win it, will depend heavily on Manny Machado.
Houston needs Jose Altuve to find his swing
The Astros dropped their first game of the 2018 postseason with their loss in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on Sunday, but Houston accomplished its goal of seizing home-field advantage, sending the series home to Minute Maid Park with an opportunity to take control.
This is what Sox need to do to take Game 3
As the ALCS shifts to Minute Maid Park, how can the Red Sox regain home-field advantage with a win in today's Game 3? Here are three keys for Boston.
Postseason Picture: LCS twin bill tonight
Game 3 of the National League Championship Series saw Brewers right-hander Jhoulys Chacin outduel Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler at Dodger Stadium on Monday night, as Milwaukee claimed a pivotal 4-0 road win behind 5 1/3 scoreless innings from Chacin to take a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.
Red Sox-Astros G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
After the Red Sox earned a home split with a crucial 7-5 win over the Astros in Game 2 on Sunday night at Fenway Park, the stage is set for the type of classic American League Championship Series many expected from the teams that finished the regular season with the top two records in the Major Leagues.
Rehman to join Rangers as an assistant GM
The Rangers are hiring Shiraz Rehman as an assistant general manager, according to an industry source.
Keuchel, Eovaldi to make free-agent cases
In an October increasingly consumed by the bullpens, make sure to pay close attention to the pair of arms who will be starting Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Houston, if only for the differences in style, background and approach.
Crew tabs Miley for Game 5; Gio for Game 4
The Brewers still weren't ready on Monday afternoon to name their initial out-getter for tonight's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, but manager Craig Counsell did have a starter in mind for Game 5: Lefty Wade Miley on short rest.
A day before Game 3, Alex Bregman posted a video of Astros going back-to-back-to-back off Nathan Eovaldi
The Astros went back-to-back-to-back against Eovaldi in June.
Sale out of hospital, returns to Sox today
Red Sox ace Chris Sale was released from Massachusetts General Hospital and will rejoin the team in Houston today.
'We just didn't hit': LA comes up empty in G3
The Dodgers could not hit the starter they crushed the last time they faced him at Dodger Stadium. They could not KO the reliever they clobbered two days ago in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. It left them frustrated following a 4-0 loss on Monday night in Game 3, in which they went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
Brewers-Dodgers G4: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
The Brewers will seek a commanding series lead while the Dodgers will be looking to even the best-of-seven NLCS in Game 4 tonight at Dodger Stadium. Here's everything you need to know.
Chacin up to task, gives Crew 2-1 NLCS lead
Jhoulys Chacin teed it up with six strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings and the bullpen finished off the five-hit shutout, with Jeremy Jeffress escaping a bases-loaded scare in the ninth, as the Brewers defeated the Dodgers, 4-0, on Monday night in Los Angeles to take a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series.
Jeffress closes out LA, rewards Crew's faith
It wasn't the sort of dominant inning that Jeremy Jeffress delivered time after time during the regular season. Far from it. But when the zero appeared on the Dodger Stadium scoreboard, it was progress.
Grandal benched for G4 after struggles in G3
The Dodgers cost themselves a big run with a couple defensive plays in the sixth in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Monday night.
Messy Game 3 puts Dodgers behind in NLCS
Walker Buehler was outpitched by Jhoulys Chacin, the Dodgers couldn't rally against Milwaukee's bullpen after giving away a run on defense and they generally made a mess of the 30th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's legendary home run in Monday's 4-0 loss at Dodger Stadium that put the Brewers back in charge of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series, 2-1.
Machado slide-rule violation results in DP
The Brewers benefited from the "Chase Utley" slide rule in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. Cody Bellinger grounded into a 3-6 force play with no outs in the fourth, with Manny Machado out at second. But the Brewers immediately challenged, arguing that Machado had violated the slide rule into second base. Machado raised his arm as he slid into Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia. He also slid to the left of the bag.
Arcia boosts Brewers with 3rd postseason HR
One of baseball's lightest hitters in the regular season, Orlando Arcia continued to emerge as an October hero at the plate on Monday night, when his two-run homer provided the Brewers with critical insurance in their victory in Game 3 of the NLCS.
Who needs hits? Bregman walking to glory
Third baseman Alex Bregman was Houston's best hitter in the regular season, and while he's yet to record a hit in this series, he's made a big impact nonetheless.
Astros' production at home surging in October
Something unexpected -- or maybe it's completely expected -- has happened to the Astros at Minute Maid Park the past two Octobers. They've morphed into a great offensive team. Not an OK team. Not even a good team. Better than that. Actually way better than that.
Keuchel questions sustainability of bullpenning
Dallas Keuchel, a soon-to-be free agent, said he understands the concept of bullpenning in the short term, but he questioned its sustainability over the course of a full season.
Astros may put Altuve at DH for ALCS Game 3
A year ago, Jose Altuve was in the middle of everything, capping an American League MVP Award-winning regular season by continuing to post other-worldly offensive numbers in October. It's been quieter this time around for the 28-year-old Altuve, who has one hit in eight at-bats through the first two games of the AL Championship Series.
Energized James flashing high velo in ALCS
While Major League players get their own hotel rooms, and in some cases hotel suites, Minor Leaguers have roommates and shared spaces. Astros rookie pitcher Josh James got his first taste of travel in The Show last month when he was called up to make his Major League debut, but it was a Minor League roommate who helped vault his career.
Cora thrilled to represent Latinos, PR in MLB
On the eve of the American League Championship Series opener, Red Sox skipper Alex Cora sat in his office at Fenway Park and reflected on his position as a Latin-born Major League manager.
Betts giving fans 'something they'll remember'
Mike Trout wasn't the best all-around player in baseball this year. Mookie Betts was. That is saying plenty, just because there is so little left to say about Trout. And when the Red Sox needed Betts to show up on Sunday night at Fenway Park and turn Red Sox vs. Astros into a best-of-five series, that is exactly what Mookie Betts did.
Distractions not swaying Eovaldi from G3 task
Nathan Eovaldi will be pitching in the comforts of the city he was born in when he takes the ball for the Red Sox in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.
J.D.: 'Release by Astros made me who I am'
Fittingly, the journey that J.D. Martinez is on as he tries to win a World Series for the first time in his career will take him to Minute Maid Park this week.
Giants reportedly interested in Cubs' McLeod
The Giants are reportedly showing interest in Cubs vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod for the vacancy in their front office that was created when former general manager Bobby Evans was dismissed last month.
Iapoce returning to Cubs as hitting coach
The Cubs are bringing back Anthony Iapoce to be the hitting coach, as he returns to an organization where he was the Minor League hitting coordinator for three seasons.
Ben Stein made a guest appearance in FS1's 'Walker Buehler's Play Off' skit
Mariners statement on passing of Paul Allen
Seattle Mariners chairman and managing partner John Stanton issued the following statement on the passing of Paul Allen.
Ways to Play youth tourney tries new pace rules
MLB and Perfect Game hosted a unique baseball experience over the weekend at Perfect Game Park South in Emerson, Ga., with the second annual Ways to Play tournament.
Joc Pederson and wife Kelsey welcomed baby girl Poppy into the world and she's adorable
Congratulations you two!
Rumors: Connecting Goldy to NYY, Harper to SF
Breaking down the latest MLB free agent and trade rumors.
Snitker signs two-year extension with Braves
A little more than two years after being named Atlanta's interim manager, Brian Snitker can proudly say he remains the man tabbed with the responsibility of leading the Braves into the next decade.
Every club's best individual playoff performance
We look at the greatest postseason runs by a player on each of baseball's 30 teams. These are the sort of streaks that make legends in their hometowns ... the sort of runs we'll talk about forever.
For Paxton, 2018 provides blueprint for '19
Without question, 2018 seemed like a tale of two seasons for James Paxton. And it's no coincidence that Paxton's early success and second-half struggles closely mirrored those of his Mariners.
Ranking the 6 managerial openings for 2019
Come Opening Day 2019, seven teams will have a different manager than the one they employed on Opening Day 2018. That will be the highest degree of turnover since 2011 (also seven).
Mookie Betts shimmied his way to a standout performance in Game 2 of the ALCS
Most Valuable Dancer.
Jackie Bradley's big double in ALCS Game 2 took some peculiar bounces off the Fenway Park walls
You don't see that every day.
Every pitcher who went deep in postseason
Brewers reliever Brandon Woodruff's homer in Game 1 of the NLCS made him just the 22nd pitcher to go deep in a postseason contest.
The best lineup from LCS teams' last 50 years
The Astros, Brewers, Dodgers and Red Sox have some impressive history, featuring a long list of star players around the diamond. With that in mind, MLB.com has put together the best possible lineup from these four clubs, starting with the players from the 1969 season until today.
Fun facts about possible World Series matchups
We are exactly 12 days away from Game 1 of the 2018 World Series. Here's a look at three potentially enjoyable aspects of each of the four possible Fall Classic combinations.
With their win in Game 1 of the NLCS, the Brewers won free burgers for Wisconsin
Gotta stock up on that beef.
2018-19 free-agent class position by position
See which players are set to hit free agency during the 2018-19 offseason, including Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.
Here are all 30 teams' Prospects of the Year
Here's a team-by-team look at each organization's Hitting and Pitching Prospects of the Year, as chosen by the MLB Pipeline staff. To receive consideration, players must have spent at least half the year in the Minors and appeared on the team's Top 30 Prospects list.
Each team's greatest postseason moment
To kick off the first week of postseason play, this week we take a look at the greatest postseason moments of the division era. Even if your team isn't a postseason team, you can remember your great October moments … and if it is, you can dream of maybe having another one this month that's even better.
These players flipped their playoff narratives
David Price carries years of baggage into his American League Championship Series start, but October always affords players a chance to turn his playoff reputations around. Here are 14 stars who did just that.
Complete LCS start times announced
Major League Baseball today announced all the start times for the 2018 National League and American League Championship Series. As part of Google and MLB's multi-platform brand and content partnership, both LCS are presented by the Google Assistant. The NLCS will be covered exclusively by FS1 or FOX, while TBS will exclusively televise the ALCS.
Every World Series rematch in MLB history
In Major League Baseball history, there have been 113 World Series, but only nine World Series rematches -- the same two teams meeting in the Fall Classic multiple years in a row. And there hasn't been one in the last 40 years. This season, the Astros and Dodgers have a chance at being rematch No. 10. MLB.com looks back at the previous nine.
These are the 25 best postseason hits
Mere seconds after Game 7 of the 1992 National League Division Series had ended, former president Jimmy Carter hopped over a railing in front of his box seats, dodged the celebration at home plate and sprinted toward Braves third-base coach Jimy Williams for a victorious hug.
These are October's most legendary homers
Bobby Thomson will be forever young, joyously rounding third and skipping toward home plate as broadcaster Russ Hodges captured it all with the most famous call in history: "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"
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