What a day of baseball. The final day of the 2012 season provided much excitement as the Yankees and A’s won their divisions, Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown and most importantly, Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race! After racking up over 500 losses since 2006, Teddy (aided by a Phillies Phanatic-like mystery mascot) outlasted the competition to claim first place. Also of note, the Nationals recorded their first winning record, playoff berth and division title this year. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)
VERDUCCI: Baseball’s final day is why we love the sport | Year-End Awards

What a day of baseball. The final day of the 2012 season provided much excitement as the Yankees and A’s won their divisions, Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown and most importantly, Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race! After racking up over 500 losses since 2006, Teddy (aided by a Phillies Phanatic-like mystery mascot) outlasted the competition to claim first place. Also of note, the Nationals recorded their first winning record, playoff berth and division title this year. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)

VERDUCCI: Baseball’s final day is why we love the sport | Year-End Awards

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)
VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fitCORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)

VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams 
LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fit
CORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week