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Storylines: Wild final day finalizes playoff picture

Several wild card spots and even home field advantage were all determined on the final day of the MLB regular season. That and all the rest of the news around baseball on Sunday...

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· The MLB regular season officially ended on Sunday as each playoff series was decided on what was a wild last day. The Blue Jays, Orioles and Giants all clinched wildcard berths while the Indians clinched homefield advantage in their ALDS matchup with the Red Sox.

· Vin Scully called the final game of his career on Sunday between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. His 67-year career will never be forgotten, and it was an honor to listen to his broadcast.

News and Notes

· According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies will likely move on from skipper Walt Weiss. His .438 winning percentage is the lowest in Rockies history.

· Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the San Diego Padres and lefty Clayton Richard are both interested in talking about a new deal.

· The Atlanta Braves and reliever Jim Johnson agreed on a two-year extension. Terms of the deal are not currently known.

· Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates and outfielder Andrew McCutchen are not discussing a contract extension. 

· White Sox skipper Robin Ventura has stepped down. Rick Renteria is the likely candidate to replace him.

· Tim Healey of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Miami Marlins have expressed “preliminary interest” in re-signing lefty Mike Dunn. However, he wants to test free agency before making a final decision. 

· Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick met with chief baseball officer Tony La Russ and GM Dave Stewart on their futures in the organization.


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