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The Offseason: 10/1/2020

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Where we’re starting to get impatient

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Playoffs are a funny thing. The Padres, a decent sized favorite to win the National League outside of the Dodgers, are on the verge of elimination. The Marlins beat the Cubs in Wrigley. The Twins still can’t win in the postseason no matter who the team is. The Astros just keep rolling along.

That’s the danger of playing such a short series. Lose the first game and you’re almost doomed, doubly so if you lost while throwing your ace. It places a premium on starting pitching and having two near-aces at the top of the rotation. If only we knew of a team that had something like that....

On to the links!

Phillies news:

MLB news:

  • You want fans in the posteason? You’re getting fans in the postseason.
  • One of the more interesting stories of the postseason is not who IS playing, but rather who ISN’T playing. San Diego is down their top two starters, Milwaukee is without its rookie relief ace.

Rumor roundup: