Despite winning the AL pennant last year and seemingly adding to their roster in the winter, the Royals were actually predicted by PECOTA to win just 72 games. Yet here they are again in the World Series. More on that plus notes on the Royals, Mets and other news from around baseball.
The Mets and Royals are set to meet in the 2015 World Series. Let's set the scene by telling you what you need to know about this year's Fall Classic.
The Athletics have been officially eliminated from postseason contention. GM Billy Beane will have his hands full this winter after such a disappointing season.
Billy Butler hit a three-run, go-ahead homer in the ninth inning against the White Sox, though he got an assist from Avisail Garcia.
It's Sale vs. Hernandez but neither is our top pitcher.
There are many promising pitching options like David Price and Dallas Keuchel, but Heath Cummings banks on Max Scherzer against Matt Cain and the Giants.
Feeling comfortable with your lineup with less than one-third of the season to go? If you're still unsure of a particular player's value, a look at the rest-of-the-season rankings will help, our Scott White says.
Is Clayton Kershaw simply too expensive on Friday? Our Heath Cummings tells you which plays are safest and who you should target in cash games.
Do you go with Carlos Martinez or Chris Sale? It's a tough call, but our Heath Cummings is here to sort it all out for your Thursday lineups.
Do you go with Max Scherzer or Corey Kluber? Heath Cummings gets your Friday lineups in order.

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