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Machado not worth the trouble for the Yankees

LOS ANGELES — Manny Machado’s free agency isn’t exactly getting off on the right foot. There haven’t been this many red flags out here since the last beach closing in Malibu. The Dodgers shortstop is on a stunningly destructive course this postseason to keep teams from signing him even though he has a world of

Gary Sanchez’s Second Chance is Here

Gary Sanchez’s Second Chance is Here

If Gary Sanchez had even come close to matching expectations — both offensively and defensively — Aaron Boone likely wouldn’t have even been asked about his catcher leading into Wednesday’s wild-card matchup against the A’s. But after a season in which he finished with an MLB-worst 18 passed balls, despite two stints on the disabled

Why Cubs Lost Longest Playoff Game in History of Wrigley

Why Cubs Lost Longest Playoff Game in History of Wrigley

CHICAGO — Following batting practice Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, a worried Joe Maddon offered these words to the Post. “If we hit, we can go to the World Series, if we don’t …’’ Maddon did not have to finish the sentence. His Cubs did not hit against Colorado lefty Kyle Freeland and five relievers

Aaron Judge ends HR drought in style with record-tying blast

BOSTON — The Yankees homered four times in Friday’s 11-6 win over the Red Sox — none bigger than Aaron Judge’s blast in the top of the eighth. And it wasn’t because the home run was the Yankees’ 264th of the season, tying the 1997 Mariners for the most in MLB history. More important was that it

Gary Sanchez Struggles Again After Being Named Wild-Card Catcher

Gary Sanchez Struggles Again After Being Named Wild-Card Catcher

Aaron Boone left no doubt on Saturday that Gary Sanchez will be behind the plate for the Yankees wild-card game, regardless of who is pitching. Asked if Sanchez — who has struggled defensively throughout his career — was definitely the starting catcher for the win-or-go home game, Boone said: “Yeah.” Boone also said he didn’t