Since the advent of the wild card in '95 ten WS winners have failed to make the playoffs the following year. Since 2002 nine of seventeen have failed, four of seven since the additional WC spot was added.
I did not analyze each situation but I was amazed at the more recent higher percentages...
If Pedroia is healthy, then one catcher is gone if they sign a RHH 1B to platoon with Moreland. They could start the season with Swihart as the platoon partner, and fill later in the season if he doesn't produce offensively.
If the score remains tied after the first extra inning, then the runner should start at third in the second extra inning. If that results in a continuing tie game after one inning, then every subsequent inning starts with the bases loaded. The runners on first and second can be any player not in...
So given the information we had last weekend that talks were heating up, does the report from Kayata imply that the Red Sox and Marlins are in agreement on a trade?
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