Please, no. But I fear that a six- or seven-team playoff field in each league is in our future.
You hope the integrity of winning a division title would be preserved this year, but I'm afraid nothing is sacred this season.
Carlos Martinez should get 12 or 13 starts, depending on good health. He hasn't made any starts since 2018 so this will be interesting to see what happens.
I will be covering all home games, either via game stories or notes or sidebars and blogs. Derrick Goold will attempt to pull off a 60-game season, by covering all home and road games.
I was a little surprised but the Dodgers must have the money and Betts must have the interest. Other prospective free agents may have taken heart when they saw this, hoping there will be some money for them, too, in the off-season.
I think they would be able to add some players if they got rid of some of their original 60. But some of those 60 are prospects they wouldn't want to lose.
Thank for you for that information which is not in the Pittsburgh press guide. I will keep that in mind for future reference.
I do, if enough players from one or more teams are compromised. We may see some doubleheaders down the line.
Whitley's clock is started but it may be stopped at just a few days if he is sent back. He isn't likely to accrue the 61 days he needs for a full season this year. This is not the same as Carlson, for whom they are hesitant to start that clock just yet.
I thought Carp was going to be more aggressive on borderline pitches this year and maybe he will be. Umpires are different, especially this year with so many veterans having opted out, so he and others will be seeing many umpires with whom they have little or no familiarity.
Those were some great broadcasts, many of which I heard. Rain delays on sunny days and animated arguments with umpires when there was no obvious dispute.
I was never at Forbes Field but it looked like one grand old yard. Used to watch on TV games there where right fielder would play in the shade afforded by the light standards.
The only real approach change is by DeJong, who has become more patient and disciplined in his approach. I would expect far fewer strikeouts from him.
From the beginning, I have been doubtful about this season reaching the finish line. And, with the news that the Marlins may have been infected on a exhibition game trip to Atlanta for a game that didn't even need to be played, baseball has to hold its breath in every series when 15 teams are away from home.
The difference now is that the visiting team will have far less opportunity to get in any extra work. The home team schedule is about the same, with players hitting the field 3 1/2 hours to four ahead of the game.
I wouldn't think any time this month the way things are going.
If center field doesn't provide any offense, Carlson will be here in early August,