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A photo illustration showing three players from the NL East and three from the NL West

Which division is best heading into 2023?

A lot of heavy lifting has happened across MLB the last couple weeks. That doesn’t mean we’re done with this Hot Stove season. Far from it. But it does mean we can begin to take a more defined look at the landscape and see where the intra-divisional intrigue lies.

Let’s dive into the six divisions and see what has changed since the conclusion of the 2022 season, ranking each one from most to least compelling.

Is Yankees captaincy up next for Judge?

The Yankees have not had a captain since Derek Jeter’s last game in 2014. There’s a lot of speculation that Aaron Judge could be the next to have that honor.
Aaron Judge stands in the Yankees dugout

Where does the Cole-Rodón duo rank?

Carlos Rodón’s agreement with the Yankees gives New York quite a combo at the front of the rotation. But is it the best one in MLB — or even in New York City?
A composite image showing Gerrit Cole and Carlos Rodón pitching

The greatest Draft pick in each club’s history

Fresh off of releasing its list of the Top 100 Draft prospects, the MLB Pipeline crew takes a look back at each team’s best Draft selection to date.
Portraits of 7 MLB stars

Adam Ottavino set to join Team USA

A good bullpen is usually loaded with guys who can throw a nasty slider and Team USA just added one of the game’s very best.
An image of Adam Ottavino pitching over a red, white and blue background featuring stars and stripes

Let’s look at some of the coolest stats from 2022

The Mets set a new record for batters hit by a pitch. That’s just one of the notable nuggets from this past season that stood out.
An overhead view of a Mets batter being hit by a pitch

Ranking the best rookies of 2022

Who were the best newcomers? Take a look at the top rookies from the 2022 season on MLB Network Countdown at 2 p.m. ET.
MLB Network red, white and blue home plate logo

Today’s Trivia Question

Gerrit Cole and Carlos Rodón each struck out more than 200 batters in 2022. Who were the last pair of Yankees to fan 200 in the same season?

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