With just 11 days remaining in the 2017 regular season, the final Wild Card spots in each league are providing nightly drama. Not to be ignored, however, are the races for the end of year awards (don't forget to cast your votes for the Esurance MLB Awards). And it's never too early to begin checking on them. The BBWAA MVP Award races should be especially intriguing, so I'll take a look at each league and see where things stand right now.
With just 12 games left in their season, the Milwaukee Brewers trail the Cubs by four games in the loss column atop the National League Central and are two games behind the Rockies for NL's second Wild Card spot. Eleven days ago, they lost their best starting pitcher, righty Jimmy Nelson, to a season-ending shoulder injury. Per MLB.com, Milwaukee's chance of reaching the playoffs entering Tuesday's action is a mere 11.1 percent. The Brewers know their odds are making the playoffs are slim.
According to multiple sources out of Japan, 23-year-old two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani has expressed his intention to play in the Major Leagues in 2018. Ohtani's Nippon Professional Baseball team, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, has said it will abide by his wishes, but exactly where he lands, and how he is deployed by his new team, remains to be seen.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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