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Can The Mariners Finally End Their Playoff Drought?

Of all the storylines to watch as Major League Baseball begins the second half of the 2018 season, the most interesting might be whether the Seattle Mariners can hold on to their current position in the standings — and, in the process, end the longest active postseason drought in major professional sports

Read more: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/can-the-mariners-finally-end-their-playoff-drought/?yptr=yahoo?src=rss

Rockies Insider: Road to first National League West division title in franchise history just got steeper

Your move, Rockies. The Dodgers' blockbuster trade for Orioles' all-star infielder Manny Machado — for which Los Angeles paid a king's ransom via five farm players, including their No. 4-rated prospect in outfielder Yusniel Diaz — threw down the gauntlet in the second-half chase for the division

Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/20/rockies-insider-road-to-national-league-west-division-title/?src=rss

After Machado trade, Orioles will still be deliberate in transforming major league roster

As much as the Orioles' trade of All-Star Manny Machado signaled what they call an organizational shift in philosophy that will include all sorts of upgrades to the player development machine in an effort to rebuild the club for the future, it will be a while yet before that forward-focus truly takes

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-machado-replacement-20180719-story.html?src=rss

Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Just misses win despite mediocre performance

Hendricks threw 4.2 innings in Thursday's victory over the Cardinals, allowing three runs on nine hits, a walk and a hit by pitch, striking out four. He exited with the lead but did not pitch the five innings required to get the win. Hendricks was in trouble throughout and was perhaps lucky to not

Read more: http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/cubs-kyle-hendricks-just-misses-win-despite-mediocre-performance/?src=rss

LEADING OFF: Hader faces Brewers, Machado debuts for Dodgers

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HADER RETURNS Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader rejoins the team, three days after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. The Brewers open the second half at Miller Park against the Dodgers. The 24-year-old

Read more: http://www.chieftain.com/news/leading-off-hader-faces-brewers-machado-debuts-for-dodgers/article_ecc1b46c-4a3e-59fc-bd41-07fe0240e0a1.html?src=rss

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