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World Series expert picks: Will Astros or Nationals win it all?

Will the Astros win their second title in three years? Or will the Nats win D.C.'s first baseball title in more than nine decades? Our experts make their Series picks.

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Best pitching matchups ever? The many layers of the clash of the super-rotations

Aces? Check. Backstories? Got those too.

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Who's No. 1? Ranking all 50 players in the 2019 World Series

From the starters to the subs to the last man to squeeze onto each roster, here is how the members of the Astros and Nationals stack up.

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World Series Daily: Rest vs. rust, the Altuve Polka and, oh yeah, Game 1

Will the opener between the Astros and Nats in Houston set the tone for the 2019 Fall Classic?

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Astros hoping their staggering star power brings another World Series title

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World Series viewers guide: Can Nats hang with Astros?

Who will win, matchups to watch, top storylines and more: Here's everything you need to get ready for the Fall Classic.

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Five reasons this World Series will be special

Astros vs. Nationals has it all.

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Olney: Big Dogs, Newbies ... or Carlos Beltran?! Here's where Mets' manager search could go

There are three distinct paths the Mets can take in hiring their next manager. Each has its pros and cons. Buster breaks down the categories -- and potential candidates -- for the job.

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MLB manager watch: Who's out and latest on potential replacements

Here's what you need to know about which managers have been fired and vacancy searches.

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