SEATTLE (AP) — Coming off the team's first 90-win season since 2003, Seattle president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto said Thursday the Mariners will spend this offseason trying to build on their unexpected playoff push.
It took the biggest winning streak in franchise history to get the St. Louis Cardinals into the playoffs.
A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday:
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres still believe they have a World Series-caliber team despite a brutal late-season collapse that left them with yet another losing record.
CHICAGO (AP) — Watching Kyle Schwarber launch another long home run against Gerrit Cole in a wild-card game brought back memories of the slugger's drive to Allegheny River in 2015 for Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have fired manager Jayce Tingler after just two season in charge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Walker Buehler was left off the Dodgers' roster for their one-game wild-card playoff against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees’ 12th consecutive season of failure had just ended, and Aaron Boone made an obvious yet stunning admission.
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa seems resigned to what now appears inevitable.
BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees took a winding route into the AL wild-card game, squeezing in on the final day of a tumultuous season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington believes the franchise is starting to take the shape he envisioned when he took over two years ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortstop Alcides Escobar agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Tuesday to stay with the Washington Nationals next season.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies agreed to multiyear deals Tuesday with right-hander Antonio Senzatela and first-baseman C.J. Cron.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jayce Tingler thinks he deserves to stay on as manager of the San Diego Padres, despite the biggest collapse in franchise history.
TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Semien sounded like a man with unfinished business in Toronto after his Blue Jays endured a near-miss finish in the AL wild-card race.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The storybook ending wasn't in the cards. The Indians finished more than 100 years of being called the Indians without another championship.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Woodward and the Texas Rangers certainly knew this was possible with the young and inexperienced roster they had, especially after trading away two All-Star players during the middle of it. That still doesn't take away the sting of a 102-loss season.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took the wrecking ball to their championship core. Now, it's time to start piecing things back together.
NEW YORK (AP) — The season was going so well for the New York Mets. And then Jacob deGrom got hurt.
SEATTLE (AP) — Of all the moments in the unexpected September charge made by the Seattle Mariners, there’s one day in particular that stood out to manager Scott Servais.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals can look back on the season in two very different ways.