Everything you need to know as baseball returns
I’m looking forward to some hot stove madness this weekend. What are peoples thoughts on Zack Greinke? I think he’s an innings horse. Rodon has never put up as many innings in his best year as Greinke does in his worst.
A potential problem with this playoff setup is as follows: let's say that Atlanta is in first but has the 3d best 1st place record (so no bye) and ATL is only two games ahead of the Mets while the Mets are comfortably ahead of the next wild card team (so it will also get home-field advantage in the WC round). There is no incentive to win the division (both teams do not get a bye but have home field in the first round and there is no reseeding) which means that the Mets should rest Jake and Max instead of trying to win the division title. With so many WC teams, winning the division with the 3d best record is not a big accomplishment.
Typo: opening day is April 7th, not October 7th. Great newsletter otherwise and so happy to have baseball and more regular updates back.
Did I read that the rule 5 draft was cancelled as a result of the labor dispute? I recall reading some concern about some of the players the Mets did not protect: Promising relief pitcher Brian Metoyer, and catcher Hayden Senger were both expected to be lost.
Does anyone see a problem with the players getting involved with Sport Betting companies?