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Congratulations to Scott Janoe and the Chicago Cubs for winning the 2018 World Series. The Cubs were runners up last season, but broke through this year. Also, congratulations to Darrel Bimberg and the Atlanta Braves. They lost a hard fought series, but will be a force to reckoned with for years to come.
2018 Playoff match ups
Houston Astros at Cincinnati Reds (Astros win series 2-1)
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs (Cubs win series 4-0)
Houston Astros at Washington Nationals (Astros win series 4-1)
Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs (Cubs win series 4-3)
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox (White Sox win series 2-1)
Chicago White Sox at Atlanta Braves (Braves win series 4-0)
Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners (Mariners win series 4-0)
Atlanta Braves at Seattle Mariners (Braves win series 4-1)
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves (Cubs win series 4-2)
Fun Fact: The last player to win 27 games in the last 47 years was Bob Welch, who won the Cy Young Award in 1990 with a 27-6 mark for the A's. Prior to Welch, Steve Carlton had won 27 with Philadelphia in 1972, the highest total since Denny McLain won 31 and lost 6 for Detroit in 1968.
Trivia: Which of the following numbers worn by Twins players has not been retired?
(answer at bottom of page)
---The Red Sox shipped to backup outfielders (Almonte and Gregor Blanco) to the White Sox for a late pick.
---The Braves add a starter to help defend the AL title. They picked up Ivan Nova and a 4th for Albert Almora from the Blue Jays.
---Orioles trade rookie Cedric Mullins and a 3rd to the Yankees for Austin Hedges, Sam Gaviglio, and a 4th.
---The D-Backs send Scott Schebler to the Reds for 3 players. AZ picked up Derek Dietrich, Jake Diekman, Brad Brach, and a 5th.
---The Braves add another starting pitcher as they shipped Andrew Cashner and their 1st next season to the Cubs for Wade LeBlanc. They made room for him in the rotation by moving Gio Gonzalez to the Red Sox witha 5th for a 2nd.
---The Yankees picked up Bryan Shaw for the Angels for a 4th rounder.
Dates to Remember:
January 15th - proctections due
February 28th - Cut down day
March 9th - Draft Day
Trivia answer: C. The number 8 hasn't been retired. #3 Harmon Killebrew, #6 Tony Oliva, #14 Kent Hrbek, and #29 Rod Carew