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How the World Series teams were built

@JonathanMayo
2:52 PM EDT

One team is back in the World Series after a one-year absence, carried there largely by a productive core of homegrown players, with a surprising postseason star coming via a trade few paid attention to at the time. The other team is back in the World Series for the first

Joc could be 9th to accomplish rare WS feat

12:52 AM EDT

The term "Joctober" has been thrown around a lot this month, and with good reason. The Braves’ Joc Pederson is slugging .586 this postseason and making his mark in more ways than one. First, there were the pinch-hit homers in Games 1 and 3 of the National League Division Series

Who has edge? ATL-HOU position by position

@mike_petriello
October 24, 2021

Believe it or not, the 2021 World Series will not be the first time the Astros and Braves have met in October. It’s easy to forget now, but Houston spent the first 51 years of its baseball existence in the National League, playing the Braves in the regular season multiple

Silver Slugger Award finalists announced

@Spokes_Murphy
5:46 PM EDT

The best hitters in baseball were recognized on Monday when the finalists for the Silver Slugger Award were announced by Louisville Slugger. The award recognizes the best offensive performers at each position in each league. The best designated hitter is included in the American League, while the best offensive pitcher

Cards make Marmol MLB's youngest skipper

35-year-old familiar with St. Louis' winning ways looks to bring a ‘seamless transition’
@zachsilver
1:26 PM EDT

Three consecutive years “hitting a buck-ninety” in the Minors told Oliver Marmol that playing might not be his long-term future. Listening to the baseball and leadership wisdom of Tony La Russa in Spring Trainings past showed him that coaching might be an avenue to advance in baseball. An opening at

Bregman, Swanson forever linked by Draft

Top two picks from 2015 face off in World Series
8:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- One of the reasons Astros third baseman Alex Bregman wears jersey No. 2 stems from where he was taken in the 2015 MLB Draft. Bregman, as you may have guessed, was selected second overall by the Astros, one spot behind Dansby Swanson, who was taken first overall by

Roundtable: Who's World Series favorite?

7:54 PM EDT

Alyson Footer, editor/moderator: Looking at Mike Petriello’s position-by-position breakdown, he gives the advantage to the Astros at seven positions (relief pitching, DH, LF, RF, SS, 2B, C), while the Braves have a leg up at four: 1B, 3B, CF, starting pitching. Should that give the advantage to the Astros in

ATL-HOU WS Game 1 FAQ (Tue., 8 ET, FOX)

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HOUSTON -- It took both great talent and resilience for the Braves and Astros to reach the 2021 World Series, which begins on Tuesday night with Game 1 at Minute Maid Park.

Dusty's vow to Hank fulfilled -- with a twist

Baker will have to beat legendary friend and mentor's former club to earn first ring
@castrovince
8:44 AM EDT

Dusty Baker resolved to reach this World Series. Not just for himself. Not just for the Houston Astros. But for Henry Aaron. Aaron was Baker’s friend, his mentor, his baseball father figure. When the pain of Aaron’s passing on Jan. 22 was still raw, a reporter from Sactown Magazine asked

How we'd draft Braves-Astros into WS teams

@mike_petriello
4:02 PM EDT

In the upcoming World Series, you’ll see approximately 50 players, evenly split between the navy-and-red of the Braves and the orange-and-navy of the Astros. Let’s throw those rosters into a blender. MLB.com’s Will Leitch and Mike Petriello drafted their own 15-man rosters from the two clubs, following these parameters: •

These players have won free tacos for fans

@HarriganMLB
12:43 PM EDT

Taco Bell’s “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion is back for the 2021 World Series, which means America’s next Taco Hero is soon to be crowned. When the first steal of this year’s World Series between the Astros and Braves happens, America will be able to get free Doritos®

Mays' NFT to benefit Say Hey Foundation

@HarriganMLB
October 24, 2021

Hall of Famer Willie Mays' first NFT, which tells the story of his path to the Majors through one-of-a-kind digital art, is available now.

Complete 2021 MLB postseason schedule

October 23, 2021

The 2021 MLB postseason began with the Red Sox and Dodgers winning the AL and NL Wild Card Games, respectively. In the League Championship Series, the Astros defeated the Red Sox in six games for the AL pennant and the Braves vanquished the Dodgers in six games in the NL.

Is Rizzo seeking return to Yanks? 

5:25 PM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest Yankees-related free agent and trade rumors right here.

'Born to hit': Rosario finally getting his due

@JesseSanchezMLB
9:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- Eddie Rosario was 15 years old when the Tornado found him and changed everything. He was just a shy kid from small-town Guayama, Puerto Rico, at the time. His parents Eddie Sr. and Maria, along with his grandmother Maria Angelina Vazquez, were busy laying the foundation for his

McCullers (forearm strain) out for WS

@anne__rogers
6:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- Lance McCullers Jr. made official what he and the Astros had feared since he sustained a forearm strain on Oct. 12 and only became increasingly evident over the past several days: Houston's ace won’t pitch in the World Series, which begins Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Game 1 nod a 'privilege' Valdez has earned

@anne__rogers
9:03 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- All Framber Valdez has to do is close his eyes, and he can visualize himself back in 2015, when he signed a Minor League contract with the Astros. Shortly after signing, he was assigned to the Dominican Summer League to begin his rise in the Houston system. Back

Griffey Jr. joins Mariners ownership group

@DKramer_
8:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE -- Ken Griffey Jr.’s imprint on the Mariners’ franchise has extended well beyond his time as one of his generation’s greatest players. He’ll now have the chance to make as big an impact as ever after the team announced Monday that the Hall of Famer has joined its partnership

'Unfinished business': '21 just the start for Sox

@IanMBrowne
5:22 PM EDT

BOSTON -- Fenway Park was dreary and wet on Monday, and it wouldn’t have made for a very nice World Series Media Day, which instead took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston due to the results of the American League Championship Series. However, despite the heartbreaking exit from the

Why Alvarez, Rosario are so hot entering WS

@_dadler
October 24, 2021

The hottest hitters entering the World Series are the Astros' Yordan Alvarez and the Braves' Eddie Rosario. Here's how they're doing it -- and how pitchers might try to get them out in the Fall Classic. Let's take a look behind the numbers for Houston's DH and Atlanta's left fielder

MLB launches program to diversify scouting

@JesseSanchezMLB
10:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX – William Scott leaned his chair back against the wall in the hotel ballroom wall and soaked the atmosphere in. He put down his pen and notepad and took a deep breath. His eyes and ears were still open, but his laptop was closed. It was time to appreciate

Difficult free-agent decisions loom for LA

@juanctoribio
October 24, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Over the last few years, the Dodgers’ core accomplished nearly everything together. Division titles? World Series appearances? Breaking the franchise’s 32-year World Series drought? Done, done and done. But after a 4-2 loss in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves on Saturday

Buck-Smoltz tandem set for 6th World Series

@jessicacamerato
7:34 PM EDT

They came from different professional experiences -- one excelling on the pitcher’s mound, the other in the broadcast booth. Yet when Joe Buck and John Smoltz were paired to call games for FOX Sports, they clicked instantly. “Somebody asked me in Smoltz’s first year, ‘How long do you think it

Braves' Morton to start G1 vs. former team

@HarriganMLB
October 24, 2021

Charlie Morton will get the start for the Braves in Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, the team announced Sunday. The matchup will pit Morton against the team he pitched for in 2017 and '18. The veteran righty earned the win

Rojas a candidate to be SD manager (report)

5:11 PM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding potential manager and general manager changes around the Majors. Here is a running list of the current job openings: Manager: Mets, Padres GM/president of baseball operations: Mets (president of baseball operations)