MLB best player from Dominican Republic roundtable

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, MLB.com will present a series of roundtables debating the best players from various Latin American countries. First up: the Dominican Republic. Alyson Footer, editor/moderator: Today, we’re debating who’s the best player from the Dominican Republic. This includes everyone — past […]

MLB playoff teams best lineups

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com Each year, at the start of the season, we attempt to rank the top lineups in MLB based entirely on conjecture and projection. It is a fun but ultimately fruitless endeavor, because none of the games have been played and predicting baseball is impossible. Now that […]

Ranking 2022 postseason pitching staffs

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com The postseason is all about the starters. Except when it’s about the bullpens. Except when it’s about the starters. Except when it’s … Well, you get the idea. The postseason is all about PITCHING, whatever the role, whatever the form. So how do the 12 October […]

Molina brothers’ impact on pitchers

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com At some point in the midst of the Angels’ run to the 2002 World Series title, closer Troy Percival was basking in the brilliance of the backstop brothers he had the pleasure of pairing with. The Halos’ primary catcher that year was Bengie Molina, who was […]

Baseball postseason questions answered

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com The baseball playoffs are about to begin. Time to be enthralled! Time to be entertained! Time to be … asking some reasonable questions. Yep, there are bound to be some fans — especially those who don’t live and die with their team every day — who […]

2022 World Series urgency index

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com Winning is awesome, and losing stinks. That will always be true, and that’s why every team that enters October is intent on winning the World Series. But some wins carry more emotional weight than others, while some losses leave longer-lasting wounds than others. And so, each […]

Best MLB player from Venezuela roundtable

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, MLB.com is presenting a series of roundtables, debating the best players from various Latin American countries. Today’s topic: the best players from Venezuela. Alyson Footer, moderator/editor: I’ve been looking forward to this debate, given the load of talent we’ve seen […]

Amazing stats from 2022 MLB season

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com You can put a number to just about anything in baseball. And sometimes those numbers are worthy of a spit-take. Here are 22 weird, wild numbers from the 2022 season. We can’t promise you we have included every bonkers stat from this season (baseball is pretty […]

MLB playoff format FAQ

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com Major League Baseball unveiled a postseason format in 2022 that expands both the pool of teams and the Wild Card round. Here are answers to questions you might have about the format. How many teams reach the postseason?The bracket-style postseason involves 12 teams (six from each […]

Rays Guardians Wild Card Series position by position

Anthony Castrovince

By Anthony Castrovince www.mlb.com If you love baseball solely for the long ball, um, Guardians-Rays might not be the series for you. But if you love intelligently constructed clubs that revolve around great pitching, pesky hitting and good baserunning — with a friendly little managerial rivalry mixed in — then […]

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