10/5/2015 | 5 short-rest lessons for Keuchel to live by
As Dallas Keuchel prepares to make his first career start on short rest, here's a look at five lessons to be learned from the previous pitchers who have tackled the challenge during the Wild Card era.
10/5/2015 | MLB reporters predict AL Wild Card Game winner
As 10 teams prepare to embark on the road to the 111th World Series, a collection of MLB.com analysts, columnists and reporters shared their thoughts on who will come out on top. First up: Predictions for tonight's 8 ET American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, pitting the Astros against the Yankees in New York and airing on ESPN.
10/5/2015 | Bucs' breakthrough won't be easy
Location, location, location. Like in real estate, it can be a key to success in baseball. The Pirates know that as well as anyone, and the challenges they face aren't getting easier any time soon, not with the Cubs joining the Cardinals in constructing a powerhouse built to last.
10/5/2015 | Ace U: College ball prepped Cole for WC start
Earlier this decade, Gerrit Cole, the Bucs' young ace, was indirectly being groomed for his future as the Friday night starter for the UCLA Bruins.
10/5/2015 | Yankees' staff will be pressed with CC out
Masahiro Tanaka's inaugural start in the postseason tonight already had taken on mammoth proportions. But with the revelation that CC Sabathia would be gone from the team to check into alcohol rehab, the pressure is building for the Yankees' pitching staff.
10/5/2015 | Gomez plans to play in Wild Card Game
Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez said Monday he plans to start tonight's Wild Card game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
10/5/2015 | Yanks rookie Bird unfazed by playoff pressure
Greg Bird might have been new to the chaos that took place during Thursday night's celebration in the Bronx. But he's proven he's well established within this Yankees team.
10/5/2015 | 10 skippers ready for World Series quest
Maybe the job has evolved considerably in a short time, but managers still matter in Major League Baseball. And as the postseason begins, it's worth exploring the path the 10 men guiding the October-bound took to get to this point.
10/5/2015 | Rookies poised to make history this October
In a year dominated by rookies, it's only fitting that first-year ballplayers figure to play key roles in both the American League and National League Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
10/5/2015 | How should the Yankees handle Keuchel?
As the Yankees have learned firsthand over the course of 16 commanding scoreless innings this season, facing Keuchel is no picnic in any area code, but he has been more hittable on the road. They hope that fact, as well as taking the mound on three days' rest, will prompt Keuchel to finally appear human in their eyes.
10/5/2015 | Eovaldi ready should Yanks advance to ALDS
Nathan Eovaldi faced hitters from the mound at Yankee Stadium on Monday and said that he will be ready to pitch out of the bullpen, should the Yankees advance to face the Royals in the American League Division Series.
10/5/2015 | Cards hopeful Molina can play in postseason
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had his injured left thumb examined by a hand specialist Monday afternoon.
10/5/2015 | Correa proud of his roots in Puerto Rico
Those who saw the talent early on in Carlos Correa as a young player coming up in Puerto Rico wanted him to move to the United States so he would have a better chance at getting drafted. Correa wanted none of it. He's extremely proud of his roots and wanted to show everyone stardom can be reached from the island.
10/5/2015 | Arenado caps season as NL Player of the Month
Nolan Arenado started September with a home run in six consecutive days, a new franchise record and the longest streak in the Majors since 2012. He then capped the season with an eight-game-hitting streak, going 11-for-29 with three homers and 13 RBIs during that span, and the Rockies third baseman was rewarded with National League Player of the Month honors.
10/5/2015 | Braves determined to step forward in '16
Though many of the decisions made by the Braves over the past year have been aimed toward becoming a legitimate playoff threat in 2017, the miseries they experienced during the second half of this past season have made them determined to not experience a repeat in 2016.
10/5/2015 | Power-hitting Bour named NL Rookie of the Month
After opening the season in the Minor Leagues, Justin Bour saved his best for last. The Marlins first baseman heated up in September, belting nine home runs while driving in 25 runs to earn the award for National League Rookie of the Month.
10/5/2015 | Eppler 'committed to championship standards'
The Angels introduced new general manager Billy Eppler in a press conference on Monday at Angel Stadium. Eppler, formerly the Yankees' assistant GM, agreed to a four-year contract to become the 12th GM in franchise history.
10/5/2015 | Umpires for WC, Division Series announced
Major League baseball has announced the umpiring crews assigned to the 2015 postseason games during the Wild Card round and Division Series.
10/5/2015 | Division Series start times set through Sunday
Major League Baseball on Monday announced the start times for Division Series games through Sunday. FS1 and MLB Network will exclusively televise all American League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively telecast all National League Division Series games. All postseason games will be telecast in Canada by Sportsnet.
10/5/2015 | Teixeira continues support of Harlem RBI program
Teixeira's commitment to Harlem RBI started in 2010 with a $1 million donation, and this is his fifth anniversary of backing the organization. The annual golf outing is a big factor in their year-round funding.
10/5/2015 | Scherzer named NL POW to close season
Max Scherzer's second no-hitter of the season has earned him the National League Player of the Week honors for the final week of the regular season.
10/5/2015 | Beltre wins Player of Week for role in division run
Veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre has been named the AL Player of the Week for the final week of the season after helping guide the Rangers to the American League West crown.
10/5/2015 | How the 10 playoff teams were built
There's no easy formula for assembling a winner. Just look at the World Series champions from this decade so far. From trades to free agency, Jim Callis breaks down how the 2015 postseason teams built their rosters.
10/5/2015 | With 1 shot to advance, Bucs prep for Arrieta
For all the Pirates accomplished this year, all the questions they emphatically and successfully answered along the way, their entire season will boil down to one more: Can they beat Jake Arrieta?
10/5/2015 | A's promote Beane, name Forst new GM
The Oakland A's promoted Billy Beane to executive vice president of baseball operations and David Forst to general manager, the team announced on Monday.
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