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7:10 PM ET, October 9, 2019


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Tim Tucker / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves now selling standing-room-only tickets for Wednesday's Game 5  —  The Braves are selling standing-room-only tickets for Wednesday's Game 5 of the National League Division Series at SunTrust Park.  —  The team also still has limited seats available for the game above the left-field corner …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
No foam tomahawks on seats at Braves ballpark after comments by Cards' Helsley; other changes expected  —  ATLANTA — When fans arrived at SunTrust Park for Game 5 of the National League Division Series, one of the most important playoff games for the Atlanta Braves in more than a decade …
Jay Busbee / Yahoo! Sports:
NLDS Game 5: Tomahawks not present at SunTrust Park  —  St. Louis Cardinals returned to SunTrust Park for Game 5 of the NLDS Wednesday night.  But unlike Games 1 and 2, they wouldn't be playing in front of tens of thousands of foam tomahawks.  —  Fans who arrived at the stadium for the series …
Craig Calcaterra / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Four teams enter, two teams leave: NLDS to conclude tonight  —  The Dodgers were the class of the National League all season but now stand on the brink of elimination.  The Cardinals have the worst regular season record of the remaining playoff teams but will move on with a win.
Discussion: True Blue LA
David Waldstein / New York Times:
The Rays Bullpen Their Way Past Justin Verlander and the Astros  —  Tampa Bay's committee of relievers — with help from one starter — outdid the Houston ace, forcing a decisive Game 5 in this division series.  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Houston Astros were the kings of the regular season, winning 107 games, the most in baseball.
Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague  —  Ronan Farrow's new book “Catch and Kill” recounts his investigation of Harvey Weinstein; the hurdles his then-employer NBC News put in his way that caused him to publish the story in the New Yorker instead; and how Weinstein hired Black Cube …
Tim Dierkes / MLB Trade Rumors:
Projected Arbitration Salaries For 2020  —  As explained here, Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors have developed an accurate model to project arbitration salaries.  This is the ninth year we've done these projections, and I'm proud to present the results for 2020.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers' best player in minors this season isn't a top-10 prospect, but stock is rising  —  Here's some good news about the Texas Rangers farm system:  —  It is filled with more talented players than it was a year ago, and more of them inched closer to the major leagues this season.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals were interested in Keuchel this summer; he still sees a fit in St. Louis  —  When Dallas Keuchel threw a simulated game for scouts this summer as he auditioned for a midseason contract, the Cardinals were one of eight teams represented at the workout, he noted.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Before he goes ‘back into the zoo’ of free agency, Dallas Keuchel must deal for the Braves
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Oakland mayor says MLB commissioner warned city that A's could move to Las Vegas  —  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf confirmed in a television interview Tuesday that Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred warned city officials that the Athletics could relocate to Las Vegas if the city …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Face Decision On Kendall Graveman  —  It was easy to forget since he did not pitch in 2019, but the Cubs inked righty Kendall Graveman to a fairly unique contract last winter.  Now, the team will soon face a decision on his future with the organization.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Showalter not favored by Padres in manager search; others from Preller's past prominent  —  Padres moving quickly in job quest shrouded in secrecy; Texas Rangers coach Jayce Tingler believed to be near top of list  —  Amid much online speculation that Buck Showalter was possibly among …
Alex Butler / UPI:
100 years later, historians still debate baseball's darkest moment  —  Players from the team are long gone, but tales remain from the Black Sox scandal from the 1919 World Series considered by many historians to be the darkest moment in America's pastime.  —  Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary …
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
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Matt Gelb / The Athletic:
As John Middleton deliberates, the Gabe Kapler question has spurred larger questions about Phillies' future direction
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
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Andy Martino / SNY:
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