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Snake Bytes 10/8: Let the Real Playoffs Begin

Now that the wild card play-in games are over, the business of playoff baseball can get underway in earnest.

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Diamondback Digest

Hale: Bradley can be "front-line" starter

Despite the young pitcher's struggles with command and the issues that arose after his accident on the mound, the Diamondbacks' skipper still sees a bright future ahead for Archie Bradley.

Bradley motivated and eager for 2016

Chip Hale likes what he sees in Bradley's future. For his part, the right-hander is doing everything he can to improve and to be ready to prove his manager right once training camp opens in February.

Around Baseball

Faller: Baseball Behind the Times

Just when is a champagne celebration appropriate anymore?

Keuchel, Astros Down Yankees in WC Game

The Houston Asxtros have extended their breakout season by eliminating the New York Yankees in the one-game AL Wild Card playoff.

Cubs Down Bucs in Contentious Affair

The Cubs received a four-hit shutout performance from Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the one-game NL Wild Card playoff.

Related: Benches clear after Arrieta plunked

Royals Riding Clutch into Postseason

A great deal of Kansas City's success can be attributed to elevating their OPS from .710 in low-leverage situations to .772 in high-leverage spots.