San Francisco Giants 2020 Grade Report for Position Players

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The San Francisco Giants missed the playoffs by just one game and were a lot more competitive than most pundits would have predicted. The Giants battled adversity and showed a great deal of resilience throughout the season. We saw many players step up and perform well, while others underperformed.  Here’s our grade report for the […] READ MORE


The St. Louis Cardinals Advance to Postseason Play

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It wouldn’t be true redbird fashion if the St. Louis Cardinals didn’t wait until the last game to secure their spot in the playoffs. This past Sunday, the Cardinals put the postseason on their calendar with a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. 2020 marks the second consecutive year the Cardinals have made the playoffs. […] READ MORE


Betts MVP Campaign Leads First Place Dodgers

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Mookie Betts Thriving in New L.A. Home In early February, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the offseason by acquiring former AL MVP Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox. In mid-July, Betts signed a long-term contract with the Dodgers that will keep him in Los Angeles for another 12 years. Halfway through the shortened 2020 […] READ MORE


Last Word On Sports 2020 All-Star Selections: National League

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The season is halfway over for most teams, so now is a good chance to look at what should have been the All-Star teams from each of the respective leagues. Members of the Last Word on Sports staff voted on what these hypothetical 2020 All-Star squads would look like. So here are the results for […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Phillies Keys to Winning Wide-Open Division

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After it seemed like the Philadelphia Phillies had hit rock bottom in an abysmal sweep by the Baltimore Orioles, a four-game win streak got them right back in the thick of things. Despite falling to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, August 19, the Phillies remain just two games back of the first-place Atlanta Braves […] READ MORE


All-Time Great National League Team Hitters

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Since 1933, the American League and National League have squared off in arguably sport’s most popular exhibition game. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game has been host to literally hundreds of the games greatest players. But, of all of the all-stars in the history of the game, who would be considered the best? Let’s go […] READ MORE


The Real MLB Divisional Alignment

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The Real MLB Divisional Alignment In 1969 MLB expanded and decided that both the American League and National League be divided into two divisions of six teams each. This also introduced a best-of-five divisional championship series between the two top teams. Below were the four divisions in 1969. 1969 AL East In the AL East, […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Phillies Make a Pair of Deadline Moves for Playoff Push

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Phillies Deadline Moves The trade deadline has come and gone. Trevor Bauer was traded to the Cincinnati Reds. Zack Greinke was traded to the Houston Astros, making them the prohibitive favorite in the American League. The Philadelphia Phillies were busy as well, striking a pair of deadline deals. Neither of them was as dramatic as landing […] READ MORE


Jordan Lyles Traded to Milwaukee Brewers

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Jordan Lyles Traded to Milwaukee Brewers Jordan Lyles is a Milwaukee Brewer once again. Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that Milwaukee traded Cody Ponce to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Lyles. Ponce was once a highly regarded prospect. He was drafted in the second round in 2015, but had his career slowed by injury. The […] READ MORE


MLB Wild Card is Working

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Back in 2012, MLB went to a new wild-card format. At that time several baseball people—and fans—were skeptical. However, going into its eighth season, it has become so successful that now most everyone involved in the game from players, managers, and coaches to front-office owners,  and even fans, are all for it. There is even talk […] READ MORE