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Best of the Best: 1901-2019

Rule Update for Upcoming Season (4)

Here is what is changing for the Upcoming Season (4)

1. The following slight Adjustments to our Upgrades for the franchises will be made:
NY Yankees 4 (formerly +3)
BAL Orioles 5 (formerly +4)
DET Tigers 4 (formerly +3)
MIN Twins 4 (formerly +3)

ATL Braves 3 (formerly +2)
PIT Pirates 6 (formerly +5)
COL Rockies 6 (formerly +5)
ARI Dbacks 5 (formerly +4)

S3 Schedule/Order of Events

Trade Deadline is at Day 100
Add/Drop Deadline is at Day 160

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Houston Astros win S3 Championship over LA Dodgers

AL
1. TB Rays (98-64)
2. CLE Indians (93-69)
3. HOU Astros (92-70)
4. NY Yankees (91-71)
5. BAL Orioles (89-73)

AL Wildcard: Orioles at Yankees
Orioles win 6-1

ALDS
5 BAL Orioles at 1 TB Rays
Rays win series 3-1
3 HOU Astros at 2 CLE Indians
Astros win series 3-1

ALCS
3 HOU Astros at 1 TB Rays
HOU wins series 4-1

NL
1. LA Dodgers (102-60)
2. WAS Nationals (91-71)
3. STL Cardinals (89-73)
4. SF Giants (88-74)
5. CIN Reds (88-74)

NL Wildcard: 5 CIN Reds at 4 SF Giants
Giants win 6-2

NLDS
4 SF Giants at 1 LA Dodgers
Dodgers win series 3-1
3 STL Cardinals at 2 WAS Nationals
Nats win series 3-2

NLCS
2 WAS Nationals at 1 LA Dodgers
Dodgers win series 4-0


Championship

3 HOU Astros at 1 LA Dodgers
Game 1: A Bagwell home run put the Astros up 2-0, then the Dodgers clawed back to tie the game. Pinch runner Bass scored for Houston in the top of the 9th. Bellinger had a shot to win the game with runners at 1st and 2nd, but he struck out in the bottom of the 9th, Astros win 3-2
Game 2: The Astros opened the first inning with 3 solo home runs; then the Dodgers fought back to tie the game 3-3 in the fourth. Houston then answered with 3 runs in the top of the 5th, to go up 6-3. The Dodgers valiantly tried to rally in the 9th inning, but fell short, losing 6-5
Game 3: Los Angeles scored first in this one, as Campanella hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning. After that, it was all Houston, and the Astros won 5-1 at home, as Gonzalez scored 3 times.
Game 4: A complete game shoutout from Gerrit Cole gives Houston the win, 5-0, and the Astros complete the sweep of the Dodgers

Headlines

Playoff Division Series feature grudge matches between division rival Rays and Orioles in the AL, and archrivals Dodgers and Giants in the NL... AL powerhouses Indians and Astros will face off, while the surprise NL East winning Nats will host the Cards in the NLDS …. Chicks dig the long ball, but pitching prevails in the playoffs: Reds feature the top 2 home run smashers in the league in Lynch (55) and Olson (65), but lose to the Giants in the NL wildcard 6-2; Yankees Ruth, Gehrig and Judge finish season with 40+ home runs apiece, but fall to the Orioles in the NL wildcard

S3: Upgrade Request By Team

Boston Red Sox (3) Plus SP Roger Clemens (1986) Upgrade SP Jon Lester (2006---> 2014) (ALL IMPORTED)
NY Yankees (3) Plus SP Russ Ford (1910) Upgrade SP Masahiro Tanaka (2017—>2015) (all imported)

Tor Blue Jays (9) Plus SP Roger Clemens (1997) Upgrades RP Mark Eichorn (1987--->1986) OF Jesse Barfiled (1987 ---> 1986) SP Juan Guzman (1993--->1992) 1B Carlos Delgado (2003--->2000) SP Roy Halladay (2003--->2005) OF Jose Bautista (2015--->2011) RP Roberto Osuna (2015--->2017) (All IMPORTED)

TB Rays (7) Plus RP Joaquin Benoit (2010) Upgrages 1B Carlos Pena (2009--->2007) OF B.J Upton (2012 --> 2007) OF Kevin Kiermaier (2019 --> 2015) SP James Shields (2009 --> 2011) RP Grant Balfour (2009 --> 2008) (ALL IMPORTED)

BAL Orioles (4) SP Jim Palmer (1969--->1975) SP Dave McNally (1969--->1968) 3B Brooks Robinson (1969--->1967) SS Mark Belanger (1969--->1975) (ALL IMPORTED)
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CLE Indians (4) Upgrades 1B Jim Thome (1999 ---> 1997) RP Michael Jackson (1999--->1998) OF David Justice (1999--->1997) RP Cody Allen (2017 --->2016) (ALL IMPORTED)

DET Tigers (3) Plus SS Alan Trammell (1984) Upgrade 1B Norm Cash (1968 --> 1961) (IMPORTED)

MIN Twins (3) Upgrade SP Walter Johnson (1925--->1913) SP Dave Boswell (1970--->1966) SP Johan Santana (2006-->2004) (All Imported)

KC Royals (8) Plus SP Roger Nelson (1972) SP David Cone (1994) 2B Jose Offerman (1998) SP Zach Greinke (2009)
(ALL IMPORTED)
CHI White Sox (7) Plus SP Chris Sale (2014), Upgrade SS Ron Hansen (1967--->1964) 1B Frank Thomas
(1999--->1994) OF Magglio Ordonez (1999--->2002) OF Carlos Lee (1999--->2004) SP Eddie Ciccote (1920--->1917) (All Imported)

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OAK Athletics (3) Upgrades SP Chief Bender (1909--->1910) 3B Frank Baker (1909-->1912) OF Jose Canseco (1990--->1988) (ALL IMPORTED)

LA Angels (5) Plus SP Frank Tanana (1976) SP Jered Weaver (2014--->2006) RP Troy Percival (2000--->1995)
RP Blake Parker (2018--->2017) (ALL IMPORTED)

HOU Astros (3) plus SP JR Richard (1980) Upgrade 1B Jeff Bagwell (2001—>1994) (ALL IMPORTED)

TEX Rangers (5) Plus SP Nolan Ryan (1991) Upgrades RP John Wetteland (1999--->1998) 3B Adrian Beltre (2013--->2012) SS Elvis Andrus (2010---> 2016) (ALL IMPORTED)

SEA Mariners (4) Upgrades SP Randy Johnson (1996--->1997) 1B Richie Sexson (2007--->2005) SP Felix Hernandez (2017--->2014) RP Edwin Diaz (2017-->2018) (ALL IMPORTED)

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PHI Phillies (3) Plus SP Pete Alexander (1915) Upgrade SP Cole Hamels (2006--->2011) (ALL IMPORTED)

WAS Nationals (4) Upgrades OF Vladimir Guerrero (2001—>2000) OF Bryce Harper (2017—>2015) RP Sean Doolittle (2017—>2018) 1B Howie Kendrick (2017—>2019) (all imported)

MIA Marlins (9) Plus RP Armando Benitez (2004) RP Bryan Harvey (1993) Upgrade OF Giancarlo Stanton (2013 ---> 2017) 2B Dan Uggla (2009--->2008) 3B Miguel Cabrera (2005--->2006) OF Cody Ross (2009--->2007) RP AJ Ramos (2013--->2015) (ALL IMPORTED)

NY Mets (4) Upgrades 1B John Olerud (1999 ---> 1998) SP Pedro Martinez (2006 ---> 2005) OF Daryl Strawberry (1988 --> 1987) SP Dwight Gooden (1988 --> 1985) (ALL IMPORTED)

ATL Braves (2) Upgrades SP Greg Maddux (2003 ---> 1995) SP John Smoltz (1999--->1996) (Imported)

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CHI Cubs (3) Upgrades SP Jake Arrieta (2016--->2015) Ernie Banks (1970 --> 1958) Ron Santo (1970 --> 1964 ) (ALL IMPORTED)

STL Cards (2) SP Bob Gibson (1963 ---> 1968) OF Stan Musial (1963 ---> 1948) (ALL IMPORTED)

S3 MIL Brewers (7) 1B Cecil Cooper (1981--->1980) SS Robin Yount (1981--->1982) OF Ryan Braun (2008--->2011) DH Paul Molitor (1981--->1987) SP Ben Sheets (2008--->2004) SP Cal Eldred (1996--->1992) RP Doug Jones (1996--->1997) (ALL IMPORTED)

PIT Pirates (5) Plus SS Arky Vaughan (1935) OF Ralph Kiner (1947) Upgrade SP Gerrit Cole (2014---> 2015) (ALL IMPORTED)

CIN Reds Plus 2B Joe Morgan (1975) Upgrades SP Mario Soto (1988--->1980) SP Tony Cingrani (2014--->2013)
(ALL IMPORTED)
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LA Dodgers (4) 2B Jackie Robinson (1953--->1949) SS Maury Wills (1964--->1962) SP Clayton Kershaw (2019--->2016) RP Kenley Jensen (2019--->2016) (ALL IMPORTED)

SF Giants (4) Upgrades SP Christy Mathewson (1916--->1908) SP Fred Anderson (1916--->1917) SP Carl Hubbell (1930--->1933) Felix Rodriguez (2000--->2001) (All Imported)

COL Rockies (5) Upgrades SP John Thomson (1997--->2001) 1B Todd Helton (2010--->2000) SS Trevor Story (2017--->2019) SP German Marquez (2017--->2018) SP Kyle Freeland (2017--->2018) (All Imported)

SD Padres (6) Plus RP Mike Adams (2009) Upgrade 3B Ken Caminiti (1998---->1996) C Josh Bard (2007—>2006) RP Cla Meredith (2007—>2006) OF Brian Giles (2007—>2003) (all Imported)

ARI Dbacks (4) 1B Paul Goldschmidt (2012 - 2015) OF Gerrado Parra (2012-2013) Patrick Corbin (2012-2018) Daniel Hudson (2012-2010) (All Imported)

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