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Game of the Year: Subway Series Gets Heated

Tempers flared between the Yankees and Mets on Sunday night, with Giancarlo Stanton and Francisco Lindor right in the middle of it.

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Yankees’ Options to Replace Injured Starters

Which players could be called upon to replace DJ LeMahieu and Masahiro Tanaka?

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ALCS Game 6: Jose Altuve propels Houston Astros to World Series in true bullpen game vs. New York Yankees

Jacob Benge recaps the Houston Astros’ huge ALCS Game 6 win over the New York Yankees that put them in the World Series, propelled by a Jose Altuve walk-off home run.

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ALCS Game 6: Jose Altuve propels Houston Astros to World Series in true bullpen game vs. New York Yankees

Jacob Benge recaps the Houston Astros’ huge ALCS Game 6 win over the New York Yankees that put them in the World Series, propelled by a Jose Altuve walk-off home run.

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Into the 80s with Tom Greene- New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers

81 wins for a teams means they are assured they can finish no worse than .500. However, if you have 80 wins in August, you’ll finish above .500, guaranteed. You’ll most likely make the playoffs, too. Of course, barring catastrophic injuries or a strike.

On the radio, Tom Kent brought us back into the 80s on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, dependent on where you are in the nation and what radio station you listen to. For me, it was Saturday night. In 2019, I bring you back into the 80s, by breaking down the teams that reach 80 wins. We had two that reached that mark last night. Let’s get to work.

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State of Baseball: The Opener

In the last two years, a few teams in Major League Baseball have been experimenting with what is now termed “the opener”. The opener is a high-leverage reliever that a team uses to start the game. He will usually throw one or two innings at the max. The goal of the opener is to get through the top half of the lineup so that the starter who takes over later on will not have to face the top of the opposing batting order more than twice in a game. The Tampa Bay Rays were the first team to experiment with the opener using relievers, Ryne Stanek and Sergio Romo (now of the Miami Marlins).

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Three “Openers” That Are Worth A Look In Fantasy Leagues

The “opener” has slowly begun to take over baseball. Its purpose is to start a high-leverage reliever and let him throw for an inning or two so that your starter doesn’t have to face the opposing lineup more than twice. Let’s get into it.

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