With these latest rankings there is not only a new team on top, but new teams ranking at the top of both the National and American Leagues. A pair of perennial contenders in each league, the NL's Saint Louis Cardinals and AL's New York Yankees, have each collapsed from fringe contention to a scramble now trying to save their seasons.
Want a fantastic bit of trivia? Seven players who Nolan Ryan struck out during their careers would have sons who grew up to become MLB players who were then also struck out by Nolan Ryan.
There are legitimate reasons why every single one of the lower ranked teams could win and advance. The biggest is that those lower-seeded teams will all send starting pitchers to the mound who can win. And remember, each is only a best-of-three series.
In order to reach the 2020 Major League Baseball postseason the Philadelphia Phillies are likely going to have to win at least two of three games on this final weekend in Tampa Bay against the host Rays. It would be preferable for the team to sweep all three games in the series, a tall order … Continue reading Charlie Morton first obstacle in way of Phillies postseason hopes
It's time to make predictions for the divisional finishes, playoff and World Series results, and individual award winners for a most unusual 2020 MLB season.