Reggie Jackson, the Hall of Fame slugger and longtime Yankees adviser, has a new role with the Astros, helping reassure the team as postseason pressure mounts.
by: Gary Phillips — NY Times 17 Oct
Garrett Whitlock was rehabbing from elbow surgery when the Red Sox saw his videos on social media. Getting him for a pittance from a rival was icing on the cake.
by: Tyler Kepner — NY Times 15 Oct
For the fifth time in baseball history, teams with 100 or more victories will face off in a do-or-die postseason game. For the Dodgers and the Giants, a rivalry complicates matters.
by: James Wagner — NY Times 14 Oct
Two hitting coaches and the third-base coach will not return after the team’s early playoff exit. Manager Aaron Boone’s contract expires after the season.
by: Gary Phillips — NY Times 11 Oct
Kyle Schwarber’s mammoth blasts made him a fan favorite for the curse-breaking Cubs. For the Red Sox, he has picked up right where he left off.
by: Tyler Kepner — NY Times 10 Oct
When David Robertson joined Tampa Bay’s motley crew of low-cost high-reward options, the former Yankees closer said he was up for “whatever.” He meant it.
by: Tyler Kepner — NY Times 8 Oct
Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. was able to keep his pitches in the zone, and that spelled trouble for Chicago’s hitters.
by: Tyler Kepner — NY Times 7 Oct
From teammates, to manager and player, to division rivals, Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker’s careers have consistently intersected for decades. They face off again, this time in the postseason.
by: James Wagner — NY Times 7 Oct
Freeman, a star first baseman for Atlanta, warmly greets opponents at first base. You might get a hug, you might get some advice and you might get distracted into not running.