· 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.null