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Olney: Yankees may sit stars tonight

Buster Olney says there are logical reasons why Joe Girardi is contemplating sitting Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and/or Brian McCann tonight against Houston.


Jake Arrieta is fantasy pitching MVP

It may not be the Cy Young, but it's still something that recognizes just how good the Cubs right-hander was this season. Fantasy awards (Insider)

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Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight

Cris Carter relates to what CC Sabathia is going through based on his own battle with alcohol.


Keuchel the key for Astros

Dallas Keuchel has dominated the Yankees this season but his results on the road have suffered compared to his home numbers. Wild card numbers to know

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A World Series prediction sure to go wrong

Jayson Stark doesn't have the best track record when it comes to predicting World Series winners. But this year has to be different. Doesn't it? Sorry, Toronto

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Matt Harvey saying "I screwed up" for missing mandatory workout. Did not state reason or take questions.


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"There's no excuse, I screwed up. I showed up a little late. I apologized to my teammates." -Mets Matt Harvey on missing manadatory workout

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant just one of several rookies playing in their first postseason contest tomorrow. How are the nerves?


Harvey skips pre-NLDS mandatory workout

Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field, GM Sandy Alderson said. Harvey's absence was not excused. "Until we find out a little more about his absence, I prefer not to comment," Alderson said. Story

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ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

Which MLB wild-card team was the first to win the World Series? Take your best guess at #TuesdayTrivia in the latest edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Which A-Rod will the Yankees get?

Will Alex Rodriguez carry New York to a memorable postseason run like he did in 2009 or struggle mightily at the plate like he did from 2010-12?

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Grantland: Splitting hairs for Cy Young

Jonah Keri is going with Clayton Kershaw in the NL because he struck out 301 batters in 232.2 innings -- the highest single-season strikeout rate for any qualified starter ever not named Pedro Martinez or Randy Johnson. Other award picks

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Smoltz: Mets mishandled Harvey

John Smoltz questions Matt Harvey's innings usage in his last two starts of the season.


Time for the Cubs to end the curse?

Two of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed think so. Chicago is favored to win Wednesday's wild-card matchup against Pittsburgh, however, it loses a good amount of supporters in the NLDS. Playoff picks

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes calls it a "privilege" to participate in the postseason with the Mets before Tuesday's workout (through interpreter).


Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

How about this Jake Arrieta nugget: Since the start of August 269 pitchers have given up 4+ ER in an inning. And Arrieta has given up 4 ER in 2 months!

Report: Ichiro to re-sign with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki will re-sign with the Marlins for 2016, MLB's website reports. Ichiro is coming off a miserable season, as he hit .229 and scored just 45 runs. However, he has a shot to reach 3,000 hits, sitting 65 away.

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'Get yourself right, big man, and be well'

Scott Van Pelt applauds CC Sabathia's decision to enter alcohol rehabilitation.


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Not surprisingly, Rico Noel -- the Yankees' aggressive pinch-runner -- is on the roster for tonight's game.