In which we again ask ourselves if the M’s will make a push for the playoffs.
Good morning everyone! Let’s get you the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- Larry Stone at The Seattle Times becomes the latest person to bang the drum for Logan Gilbert and Jarred Kelenic in Seattle.
- However, the Mariners do have one major road block to punching a ticket to the playoffs.
Based on opponent win percentage, the Astros have the easiest remaining schedule this season (.382). The Mariners (.577) have the most difficult remaining schedule.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 16, 2020
Around the league...
- Major League Baseball and the players have finally come to an agreement on a bubble for the postseason.
- Rob Mains at Baseball Prospectus looked into baseball’s most successful bunters.
- Craig Edwards at Fangraphs took a deep dive into Alec Mills’ no-hitter and what made it so special.
- Simply can’t believe this was never solidified before.
I’m hearing MLB is considering a league-wide AQI policy. It’s in the early stages so far, but they’re looking into it. Right now, MLB/teams rely on local officials to determine if it’s OK to play.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 15, 2020
Based on yesterday’s DH at Seattle, that approach seems less than ideal.
- Another surprise.
MLB is hopeful to have fans at LCS and World Series. Hear 25 percent of capacity might be a good estimate. One caveat: Texas is likely to allow fans but California may not.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 15, 2020
- In a decision that’s sure to rankle many fans, Major League Baseball is strongly considering keeping the expanded playoffs beyond the 2020 season.
- This is the way.