Beyond just the known variables of the office dynamic, managers have to grapple with the specter of the known unknowns.
The Astros beat the Dodgers 13-12 in Game 5 of an upside-down World Series. Houston needs one more victory for its first championship.
It’s reasonable to expect Wood to pitch longer than Morton, all things being equal. That, however, is tempered by the exigencies of the Dodgers’ position in the Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will want to avoid trailing 3-1, so Wood will likely be on a short leash.
Astros were on the ropes in the last round of the fight, but they fought back. Now they’re heading home with the Series tied instead of being down 0-2.
So buckle up. We have a Series, everyone
The game as it connects major league ballplayer and four-year-old, fantasy and reality, and an old man and his spare room.
For the Cubs, a door closes and a conspiracy theory opens; poetry in wartime between pitchers and mascots; and a small career lost in service.
The Astros grab themselves a reclamation project, but will the relatively low cost be worth it?
Despite the big names being off the market, there’s still plenty of activity to come and these teams still have work left to do.
And sometimes when you’re on, you’re really f***ing on, and your friends they sing along and they love you.
The Royals and Jays face elimination.
None of today’s junior circuit starters pitched for his current team before late July.
The Astros and Yankees battle for the chance to dethrone the defending AL champion Royals.
Eyes on Brian Johnson, Luiz Gohara, Sean Manaea, A.J. Reed, Josh Hart, Chance Sisco
The Orioles acquire Scott Feldman from the Cubs, teams trade international bonus slots, and more.
Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about the amateur draft, his scouting assignments, the Astros’ system, and more.