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Here's how this year's World Series teams were built

A year ago, the World Series pitted the best team in the American League, the Houston Astros, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The cast has changed a bit this time around, but it’s once again the Dodgers facing the best the AL has to offer — this time, the Boston Red Sox. For the second year in a row, the ...

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How the NL-winning Dodgers were built

The Los Angeles Dodgers reached their second consecutive World Series with what’s largely the same core that won the pennant one year ago. It was a predominantly homegrown group in 2016, and that hasn’t changed. Related: How the AL-winning Red Sox were built That’s not to say there hasn’t been some turnover – on the contrary, this year’s Dodgers have ...

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How the AL-winning Red Sox were built

Dave Dombrowski has now officially been the architect of three different pennant-winning franchises, dating back to his tenure with the Florida Marlins that began 25 years ago and later during his lengthy stretch with Detroit Tigers. And say what you will about Dombrowski’s ability to assemble a relief corps capable of handling October pressure, but this Boston Red Sox club ...

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World Series 2018: How the Dodgers built their NL champion roster through trades, free agency and the draft

For the second straight season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are National League champions. They dispatched the upstart Brewers in seven games in the NLCS. The Dodgers are now four wins away from their first championship since 1988. That is the 11th longest World Series drought in baseball. Stream every 2018 World Series game on fuboTV (Try for free). Fo… CBSSports.com Headlines

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The surprising trades that built the Brewers

The Brewers had 25 players on the active roster when they swept the Rockies in the National League Division Series, 22 of whom appeared in games. Of those 25, only four were drafted by Milwaukee and never left: pitchers <span class="token toke… MLB News Index

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Here's how the 10 postseason teams were built

The Red Sox and Cubs built the teams with the best record in each league in similar fashion. They mostly used homegrown hitters to fortify their lineups, and trades and free agents to construct their pitching staffs. Boston drafted its stellar outfield of Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts and <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-5F98D6AED… MLB News Index

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Which contenders have built strongest bullpens?

We already know what this year’s postseason is going to be about: Relievers. So, so many relievers. Over the past few years, we’ve seen how much the game changes in October — with short series and extra days off — allowing bullpen arms like Andrew Miller to exert outsized influence on a series. With the “opener” and “bullpenning” becoming more ...

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5 moves that built the Athletics into a contender

“An island of misfit toys.” A memorable line employed by actor Jonah Hill’s character in the film “Moneyball” to describe the 2002 Oakland Athletics; a declaration that still stands true today as the 2018 version of the green and gold have become the most talked about team in Major League Baseball. Over the weekend, a 25-man squad without a true ...

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