The MLB season enters its last week, and really the only races left to decide are the AL West and the second AL Wild Card. The Houston Astros picked up a big series win this weekend against the Texas Rangers to climb back within 2.5 games of the Rangers for the AL West.
The Angels and Twins are still hanging around for the second wild card, and LA will have a chance to take it (and maybe the AL West) with a season finale four-game series at Texas this coming weekend.
Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below as the season concludes.
• After being a pre-season favorite for the World Series, the Nationals’ disappointing season is going out as bad as it possibly can. Sunday, MVP candidate Bryce Harper and closer Jonathan Papelbon got into a heated dugout argument, which resulted in ‘Pap’ taking Harper by the throat. The Nationals announced on Monday that Papelbon would be suspended for the final four games of the year.
• While the Mariners were getting swept, it appears that their management is getting closer to hiring a new general manager. Seattle fired Jack Zduriencik in August after seven years as GM, and are reportedly planing to hire former Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto to replace him.