Breaking down 27 different AL playoff scenarios

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Breaking down 27 different AL playoff scenarios

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post deserves a medal. He figured out that there are 27 playoff scenarios out there in the American League alone right now:

1.Yankees, Rangers and Orioles all win out.Yankees (1) vs. winner of Orioles (WC1) and As (WC2), Rangers (2) vs. Tigers (3) 2.Yankees, As and Orioles all win out.Yankees (1) vs. winner of Orioles (WC1) and Rangers (WC2), As (2) vs. Tigers (3). 3.Yankees, Rangers and Rays all win out. Yankees (1) vs. winner of As (WC1) and Orioles (WC2), Rangers (2) vs. Tigers (3). 4.Yankees, As and Rays all win out. Yankees (1) vs. winner of Rangers (WC1) and Orioles (WC2), As (2) vs. Tigers (3). 5.Red Sox, Rangers and Orioles all win out. Rangers (1) vs. winner of Yankees (WC1) and As (WC2), Orioles (2) vs. Tigers (3). 6.Red Sox, As and Orioles all win out. As (1) vs. winner of Yankees (WC1) and Rangers (WC2), Orioles (2) vs. Tigers (3) 7.Red Sox, Rangers and Rays all win out. Rangers (1) vs. winner of As (WC1) and Orioles (WC2), Yankees (2) vs. Tigers (3) 8.Red Sox, As and Rays all win out. As (1) vs. winner of Rangers (WC1) and Orioles (WC2), Yankees (2) vs. Tigers (3) 9.Yankees and As win out, Orioles and Rays split. Yankees (1) vs. winner of Rangers (WC1) and Orioles (WC2), As (2) vs. Tigers (3) 10.Yankees and Rangers win out, Orioles and Rays split. Yankees (1) vs. winner of Orioles (WC1) and As (WC2), Rangers (2) vs. Tigers (3). 11.Red Sox and As win out, Orioles and Rays split. Yankees and Orioles play Thursday in Baltimore to determine AL East champion. As (1) vs. winner of Rangers (WC1 or WC2) and Yankees (WC 1) or Orioles (WC2), Orioles (2) or Yankees (2) vs. Tigers (3) 12.Red Sox and Rangers win out, Orioles and Rays split.Yankees and Orioles play Thursday in Baltimore to determine AL East champion. Rangers (1) vs. winner of As (WC1) and AL East winner (Orioles and Yankees both WC2), Orioles (2) or Yankees (2) vs. Tigers (3) 13.Yankees win out, Rangers and As split, Orioles win out. Yankees (1) vs. winner of Orioles (WC1) and As (WC2), Rangers (2) vs. Tigers (3) 14.Yankees win out, Rangers and As split, Rays win out. Yankees (1) vs. winner of As (WC1) and Orioles (WC2), Rangers (2) vs. Tigers (3) 15.Red Sox win out, Rangers and As split, Orioles win out. Rangers (1) vs. winner of As (WC1) and Yankees (WC2), Orioles (2) vs. Tigers (3).
You can learn about scenarios 16 through 27 at NYPOST.COM

Report: Ex-A's outfielder agrees to $13 million deal with Yankees

Report: Ex-A's outfielder agrees to $13 million deal with Yankees

XON HILL, Md. — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the agreement had not yet been announced.

Holliday, who turns 37 next month, fits into the Yankees strategy of signing veterans to short-term deals while pivoting toward a youth movement.

A seven-time All-Star, Holliday was drafted by Colorado in 1998, traded to Oakland after the 2008 season and then dealt to St. Louis the following July. He hit .246 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs in 110 games this year, missing substantial time after his left thumb was broken when he was hit by a pitch on Aug. 11.

Holliday became a free agent when St. Louis declined his $17 million option.

Mariners sign former A's lefty reliever to $11 million deal over two years

Mariners sign former A's lefty reliever to $11 million deal over two years

The Seattle Mariners have signed free agent lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a two-year contract.

Rzepczynski's deal is fo $11 million over two years. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported details of the contract

The Mariners also signed right-handed reliever Casey Fien on Saturday. Left-hander Dean Kiekhefer and righty Zach Lee were designated for assignment.

The 31-year-old Rzepczynski was a combined 1-0 with a 2.64 ERA in 70 games for Oakland and Washington this season. He then pitched three times in the NL playoffs for the Nationals.

Rzepczynski has made at least 70 appearances in each of the last three years. He's also pitched for Toronto, St. Louis, Cleveland and San Diego in an eight-season career.

The 33-year-old Fien was 1-1 with a 5.49 ERA in 39 games for Minnesota and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 27-year-old Kiekhefer made his major league debut last season and pitched 26 times in relief for the Cardinals. Seattle claimed him off waivers from St. Louis last month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.