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Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager watches his three-run home run, along with Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke, center, and catcher Welington Castillo during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

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Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. Awards Season rolls on. The Unbiased MLB Fan looks at the tough Cy Young decisions that went the way of Dallas Keuchel and Jake Arrieta. Cubs Vine Line Blog paid tribute to their ace, who became the fifth Cubs pitcher to win the award. Carrie Muskat compiled some of the reactions to the announcement, while The Bears and Their Cubs is loving the Cubs’ sweep of Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and the Cy Young Award in the NL. Dodger Insider highlights the outstanding seasons by Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, who came up just short in the voting. In the AL, Tblaze Sports Report lays out the case for why the voters went with Keuchel.

2. Hot Stove. Sons of ’84 processes the Tigers’ trade for Francisco Rodriguez, and MLB.com beat writer Jason Beck explains how new GM Al Avila’s search for a new closer landed him K-Rod. Call to the Bullpen hopes this move works out better than the Tigers’ previous ones involving closers. A View from the Bench notes that players who parlay big stolen base numbers into big free agent deals often see a decline in those numbers. GENY Mets wonders if we’ve seen the last of Ruben Tejada in a Mets uniform, as A blog (mainly) about Dutch baseball doesn’t expect to see the Yankees spend big this winter, as they focus on homegrown talent.

3. Staffing decisions. The Dodgers reportedly are nearing a decision on their new manager, and It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A. can’t wait to see who the next skipper is. MLB.com Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez updates the holdovers and the changes on the Angels’ coaching staff and in their front office. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave unveils a face familiar to baseball fans as the organization’s new AAA hitting coach, and Dodger Insider profiles award-winning minor league coach John Shoemaker.

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1. That Seventh Inning. Blue Jays Musings wrote that “you will remember where you were when the game happened.” An unforgettable 53-minute seventh inning — recapped very nicely by The Armchair All-Americans — propelled the Blue Jays to the ALCS. Jose Bautista’s bat flip has people talking, and Thayer’s Thoughts approved of the move. As Cozy Comfy Home discusses Blue Jays Fever spreading across Canada, The Pete Sports Beat asks if the interruption caused by fans at Rogers Centre played a role in the outcome. Despite the tough loss, Newberg Report remains proud of the Rangers and thoroughly enjoyed the 2015 season, while dfwsportsreport is looking forward to bright future in Texas.

2. Royals back to the ALCS. The defending American League champions will play to defend their title after the Royals rode Johnny Cueto to a win in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Astros. Drinking the Royals Blue Aid says Cueto picked a fine time to throw his best game in a Royals uniform. Even after enduring the heartbreak of Game 4 and the disappointment in the series decider, CHIPALATTA writes that it has been a fantastic ride for the Astros this season. The ALCS matchup now provides The Distinguished Grizzly with the AL rivalry he wants to see.

3. Pitching showdown in Game 5 in LA. If you love pitching, the decisive NLDS game between the Mets and Dodgers has a pitching matchup you’re going to love. Dodger Insider writes that their starter, Zack Greinke, has complex thoughts, but a simple approach. On the other side, Just Mets is excited to see young Jacob deGrom get his moment when he takes the mound for the visitors. Cait and Cleats talks herself through a gameday panic attack with the help of some animated GIFs, and cat loves the dodgers says that the unbelievable has happened.

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Discover: Weekend Warriors

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Kyle Schwarber came up big again for the Cubs on Thursday, as Born on Third highlights. (more…)

Discover: Tuesday Takes

Brandon Phillips’ behind-the-back Play of the Year candidate on Monday night left Queen City Beer League and even opposition fans like The Canuck Cubbie buzzing. (more…)

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

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Mark Teixeira’s hot streak continued with a game-winning home run in the eighth inning on Sunday against the Mariners, but The Cutoff Man points out the Yankees’ first baseman wasn’t the only one in pinstripes who deserves credit for the victory. (more…)

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The deadline to have your say in the Esurance All-Star Game 2015 Final Vote is today at 4 p.m. ET, so if you haven’t already voted, get on it! If you missed it, Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez appealed to fans to #VoteTsunami in his MLB Pro Blog, The Wave of Perseverance, then went out and tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings Thursday night. Meanwhile, Better Off Red is pulling out all the stops to get hometown pitcher Johnny Cueto to the All-Star Game. (more…)