After six months, the 2016 MLB regular season has come to a close.

None of the wild tiebreaker scenarios came to pass, as the San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays claimed the final wild-card spots. The postseason will begin Tuesday.

Before we turn our attention to another exciting October of playoff baseball, now is the perfect time to put a bow on the regular season by naming our biggest winners and losers of 2016.

Ahead, you’ll find a mix of individual players who shined or disappointed, as well as a handful of teams that qualified as the biggest winners or losers of the year relative to expectations.

That’s all capped off with our biggest winner and biggest loser of the year, two teams headed in opposite directions as we look ahead of the playoffs and beyond.

There is no shortage of candidates for the winner and loser distinctions, so not every player and team deserving of one or the other will be touched on, but this should provide a good overview of how things played out in 2016.


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