They only combined for three postseason series in that span and were barely competitive. However, that same period saw two of the greatest players of our generation on the same field at the same time - Mike Trout and Manny Machado. Of course, those two clubs mightily wasted their best weapons in their prime. In the process, they delivered some memorable games.
And taking postseason baseball away from good teams like the Brewers and the Phillies would solidify that statement.
San Diego Padres have not made the playoffs since 2006. Having signed Manny Machado this winter, optimism is growing in south California.
Superstar infielder Manny Machado has agreed to join the San Diego Padres, as reported by Jeff Passan.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas was a headline figure in the slow-moving 2017/18 free agency. He’s gone under the radar in 2018/19, but it has been much the same.
When the New York Yankees bounced out of the 2018 MLB playoffs to the Boston Red Sox, they went out with a whimper. To lose is one thing, to lose to your rivals is another, but to lose to your rivals in such a disappointing fashion and then sit at home, kissing your wounds while watching them coast to another championship - their second since your last.
Swiss-army knife Marwin Gonzalez is one of several big-name, unsigned free agents. The former Houston Astro could fit on almost any Major League roster, but interest has been relatively limited thus far.
Chicago White Sox have offered an eight-year contract to Manny Machado, according to reports from Jeff Passan on ESPN.
Infielder D.J. LeMahieu has agreed to join the New York Yankees on a two-year, $24 million contract, per Jack Curry.
Relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera agreed to a three-year deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to Jeff Passan.
The Philadelphia Phillies are in prime position for a big offseason after acquiring Jean Segura, James Pazos and Juan Nicasio.
Familiar issues surface in tense Giants-Dodgers series.
Manny Machado to the Dodgers is the headline move of the summer, but will it work out?
The middle months of baseball's 162-game grind are easily forgotten. July could prove to make all the difference for several MLB teams in 2018.
The Baltimore Orioles are a team in sharp decline. Painful contracts, departing free agents and dire pitching mean it's rebuild time at Camden Yards.