This is the digital version of The Pulse. If you want it earlier, start every morning with The Pulse delivered to your inbox. Sign up here. Good morning! Don’t drop a pop fly today, OK? This week, I want to do quick check-ins every day on increasingly dramatic playoff races with just a few games left. Let’s zoom out first.? In the AL Who’s in: Orioles, Rays, Twins. Minnesota’s already clinched the mediocre AL Central, while the other two fight for the AL East title. Whoever falls short of that becomes the first Wild Card team. The battle: AL West triumvirate (Rangers, Astros,...
From Paul Skenes to Brice Matthews: Reviewing the pro debuts of the 2023 MLB Draft first-round picks
This is the digital version of The Pulse. If you want it earlier, start every morning with The Pulse delivered to your inbox. Sign up here. Good morning! I hope you earn a playoff spot this week. Can you imagine if the Bengals had started 0-3? This was a team built to contend. The front office just gave Joe Burrow $219 million guaranteed. Bum calf or not, starting winless with a loaded roster and soaring expectations signs you up for weeks of unhappiness.? We don’t live in that world. Despite Burrow looking less than 100 percent, Cincinnati gritted out a 19-16 win last night over the...