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MLB playoffs worry list: Biggest problem facing each team in likely field of 12

One of the most important lessons I learned working in MLB front offices for more than a quarter century, including 16 years as a general manager, is that a team’s weaknesses will be exposed in the playoffs. Every team has weaknesses, even the heavyweights in this postseason’s growing field such as the Dodgers, Astros and …

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MLB Power Rankings: Mariners streak upward, Yankees continue to slip

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. As you’re well aware, these rankings are the result of a mammoth amount of research. …

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MLB unveils balanced schedule for 2023: One highlight for each of the 30 teams

Major League Baseball is going old school. For the first time since the advent of interleague play in 1997, the league is playing a balanced schedule in 2023, the details of which were announced Wednesday. Gone are the days of stacked divisional matchups. Instead, all 30 teams will meet for at least one series. The …

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Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper homers in first at-bat of rehabilitation assignment

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — With one big swing, Bryce Harper looked primed to join the Philadelphia Phillies in a pennant race. Harper homered to right-center field in his first at-bat for the organization’s Triple-A team Tuesday night as part of his rehabilitation assignment from a broken left thumb. Harper was the designated hitter and hit second …

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MLB Power Rankings: Yankees, Padres and Brewers slip; Cardinals and Mariners rise up

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. It’s “the stretch run” SZN, folks. Buckle up with your hard-pressed takes on this being …

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Mets have nothing to prove against Yankees in Subway Series

PHILADELPHIA — The epitome of the team’s disciplined plate approach, Mark Canha, hit a shot into the left field seats after Sunday’s rain delay, in the seventh inning at Citizens Bank Park, and the Mets were back. They had withstood Jose Butto’s rough major league debut, received three terrific innings from a left-hander named Nate …

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Mets’ Mark Canha deliers epic bat flip after HR vs. Phillies

New York Mets’ Mark Canha showed Phillies fans what a bat flip looks like on Sunday. In the ninth inning of a high-scoring game against Philadelphia, Canha swatted a two-run, game-winner homer over the left-field fence at Citizen Bank Park and added some extra pizazz with a bat flip. The dinger was Canha’s second of …

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