Adrian Gonzalez, the Mets’ new first baseman, played the most games in the major leagues from 2006 to 2016. Yet Gonzalez never reached the World Series, and when his Los Angeles Dodgers finally made it last fall, he watched most of it on television in a suite. A back injury had knocked him out of the postseason. “Somewhat of a scout,” he said on Wednesday, describing his role for the World Series, which the Dodgers lost to the Houston Astros. “It was fun, it was exciting, and I enjoyed it.
Other games — officially counting as part of the regular season — have resulted in the winner advancing to the L.C.S. Think of the Yankees, propelled by a Bucky Dent homer, eliminating Boston at Fenway Park in 1978. But if we limit this to the 96 division series in baseball history, we find one-third (32) that have gone the full five games. The finality of Diggs’s catch (let’s forget the kneel-down on the extra-point attempt) means the baseball precedent would have to be a game-ending play.
The Pittsburgh Pirates chose Andrew McCutchen in the first round of the draft in 2005, when they were deep into a two-decade stretch of losing. McCutchen was in high school then, and as he nurtured his talent in the Pirates’ farm system, the franchise slowly stirred to life. In 2013, when the Pirates returned to the playoffs for the first of three consecutive trips, McCutchen was the National League’s Most Valuable Player. His contract bound him to Pittsburgh for years to come.
@extrabaggs Oh I hear you. I’d be fine with or without a pitch clock and limits on mound visits. I just think the impact would be so minor, it’s not worth further antagonizing the union by unilaterally imposing it.
@LarryLevinStL Oh it'd probably have a small impact. Nobody likes all the standing around. But it's essentially nothing compared to the larger shifts in the way players are incentivized and brought up to play the game now.
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Selecting a term
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