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  • Will fans be allowed to attend MLB playoff games?

    Pro Football Talk "After a condensed 60-game regular season, the MLB playoffs kicked off this week with an usual 16-team format that you can read more about below, but one of the many questions on everyone’s mind is whether or not fans will be allowed to attend MLB playoff games. There have been..." October 01

  • Padres' Mike Clevinger unlikely to pitch in Wild Card Series, could miss entire playoffs

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres acquired right-hander Mike Clevinger from Cleveland before the Aug. 31 trade deadline, hoping to have Clevinger cement their rotation ahead of the 2020 postseason. Now, as Clevinger continues to deal with an elbow posterior impingement, he may not be..." September 30

  • Mike Clevinger, Dinelson Lamet Not On Padres’ Wild Card Roster

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have formally announced their Wild Card Series roster, and neither Mike Clevinger nor Dinelson Lamet is included. Both right-handers recently incurred arm injuries, with Clevinger suffering an elbow strain and Lamet experiencing biceps discomfort. There’s..." September 30

  • Cards pounce with 4-run 1st, hold off Padres "Entering their National League Wild Card Series against the Padres this week, all questions were on the Cardinals’ offense and how it would overcome its struggle to produce consistently in the regular season. St. Louis silenced those questions right out of the gate on..." September 30

  • Miles Mikolas Takes a Shot at Manny Machado

    The Big Lead "Miles Mikolas is out for the season thanks to a torn flexor tendon in his right arm, but that doesn't meant the St. Louis Cardinals hurler is above a little trash talk. Hours before his Cards face the San Diego Padres in Game 1 of their NL Wild Card series, Mikolas threw some..." September 30

  • Padres’ Mike Clevinger, Dinelson Lamet throw Monday, remain options to face Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The news appeared to be good Monday for the Padres. Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet both threw at Petco Park in what was described by a source as extended catch sessions. " September 29

  • Likely 2021 MLB draft order gives Pittsburgh Pirates the No. 1 overall pick

    CBS Sports "While MLB has yet to announce the order of selections for the 2021 draft, at one point it was viewed as highly likely that it would be determined by the final 2020 standings.  According to the March agreement between MLB and the players association, commissioner Rob..." September 29

  • World Series Predictions: Who's Going to Win It All?

    SI "Ready for October? A weird season has produced an even weirder postseason, with 16 teams vying for the title, including two (!) clubs that finished with a losing record. The road to the fall classic begins this week with all eight wild-card series beginning on Tuesday (AL) or Wednesday (NL) and..." September 28

  • MLB Finalizes 16-Team Playoff Bracket

    MLB Trade Rumors "With a hectic final day of play in the books, the 2020 playoff field is officially set – which visual learners can view here from MLB Network. The defending World Series champion Nationals and their newly-crowned batting champion Juan Soto will watch from home.  The..." September 28

  • FINAL DAY! Clinches, tiebreakers in play "The final day of the 2020 regular season promises to be a wild one, with every game on the schedule beginning at 3 p.m. ET.. On Saturday, the Cubs clinched their first National League Central title since 2017 thanks to a Cardinals loss, and the Twins clinched home field in the American League..." September 27

  • Dinelson Lamet, Wil Myers Leave Game Early

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet and outfielder Wil Myers left the team’s game against the Giants on Friday for undisclosed reasons, Dennis Lin of The Athletic tweets. Lamet’s the second key Padres starter who may have suffered a key injury..." September 26

  • Here are the many NL tiebreaker scenarios "The 2020 regular season is down to its final two days, and the Giants, Brewers, Phillies and Mets are all still fighting for a playoff spot in the National League. What if there's a tie for the last Wild Card spot? What if there's a three-way tie? What if there's..." September 26

  • Mike Clevinger could pitch for Padres in Wild Card round despite injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres appear to be holding out hope that Mike Clevinger could make a fairly quick return to the rotation. Manager Jayce Tingler said Friday that the Padres are optimistic about getting Clevinger back, and hope he can pitch in the Wild Card round. The NL Wild..." September 25

  • Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper Lead MLB's Best-Selling Jerseys for 2020

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts led all MLB players in jersey sales during the 2020 season in his first year with the team after a trade from the Boston Red Sox.  Betts was followed by the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge and Philadelphia..." September 25

  • Mike Clevinger Suffers Sprained Right Elbow

    MLB Trade Rumors "SEPT. 24: Clevinger has a sprained elbow, and the Padres won’t know until Sunday or perhaps at the beginning of next week whether he’ll be able to resume throwing this season, according to Acee. SEPT. 23, 5:56pm: The Padres are worried they’ll lose..." September 24

  • Mookie Betts: Trade from Red Sox came down to Dodgers, Padres

    The Score "It seems Mookie Betts was destined to get traded to California, but the Los Angeles Dodgers weren't the only team vying to acquire the All-Star outfielder from the Boston Red Sox in February. "It went down to (the San Diego Padres) and..." September 24

  • MLB made it to the end of its pandemic-ravaged season. Was it worth the toll?

    USA Today "So, that was something. Can we never do it again, please? Major League Baseball’s 60-game season has stumbled into its final weekend dazed but intact, like a wayward outfielder spun around by a fly ball, only to right himself at the last and haul in the ball at the..." September 24

  • How empty ballparks would have changed MLB history -- and could alter games this October

    ESPN "Humans are heat factories. If the average human being produces heat at a rate of 80ish watts, then 19 humans hunched together would radiate as much heat as my 1,500-watt space heater. Humans' surplus heat warms a housing project in Paris, a 13-story office building in..." September 24

  • Padres' Mike Clevinger undergoing MRI after early exit

    The Score "San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger left Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels after one inning of work with an apparent injury. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Clevinger initially..." September 23

  • What Were the Most Memorable Moments of the 2020 Season?

    Bleacher Report "It's MLB mailbag time once again, and this time around, we asked Bleacher Report app users to choose the most memorable moment of the 2020 MLB season. The results were a mix of individual achievements, impressive team performances, COVID-19 issues, a bold challenge to..." September 23

  • MLB's strange 2020 season gives players to freedom to shine – and connect with fans like never before

    USA Today "Go ahead, be honest. You didn’t really miss us in the media this year – the reporters and camera crews, banned from the clubhouse during the pandemic, who always manage to turn 32 flavorful quotes into a big scoop of vanilla. Instead,..." September 23

  • MLB Designates Independent Atlantic League As “Partner League”

    Ballpark Digest "The Atlantic League has been designated the first MLB Partner League, extending the independent circuit’s relationship in terms of rules testing into areas like joint marketing and promotional opportunities. Prior to the 2019 season, MLB and the Atlantic..." September 23

  • Rob Manfred: MLB plans to have fans at games during NLCS, World Series

    The Score "Major League Baseball plans to have fans attend games at Globe Life Field in Texas during the National League Championship Series and the World Series, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. "We are pressing ahead to have fans in Texas," Manfred told Bob Nightengale of..." September 22

  • MLB's 2021 draft order expected to be based on 2020 standings

    The Score "As the shortened regular season nears its conclusion, it appears the worst teams in baseball have something to look forward to. MLB's 2021 draft order is highly likely to be determined by the results of the 2020 campaign, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. " September 22

  • 2020-21 MLB Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "The following players are projected to reach free agency after the 2020 MLB season.  Numbers in parentheses represent the age at which the player will play the 2021 season. Catchers Alex Avila (34) Drew Butera (37) Welington Castillo (34) Jason..." September 22

  • Higher-seeded team will receive World Series 'home-field advantage'

    Yardbarker "The Associated Press (h/t ESPN) confirmed on Monday that the highest seed playing in the World Series will serve as the "home team" and receive the final at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and, if necessary, Games 6 and 7.  Per an agreement between the league and..." September 22

  • Arizona Fall League Cancels Season

    Baseball America "In a normal world, the Arizona Fall League would have begun on Thursday. Instead, citing an abundance of caution in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the league has been officially canceled for 2020. Specifically, MLB did not believe the AFL's traditional facilities—Salt..." September 22

  • The five most important series in final week of 2020 regular season

    CBS Sports "We're now in the final week of the 2020 MLB regular season, and even though time is running out the standings remain wonderfully muddled, especially in the National League. Thanks in part to the expanded 16-team postseason, we've got multiple playoff spots still up for grabs, and bear..." September 21

  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Padres clinch first playoff berth since 2006

    CBS Sports "The second-longest playoff drought in the National League has been snapped. With their win Sunday against the Mariners, 7-4 in 11 innings (box score), the San Diego Padres moved to 34-20 on the 2020 season and, more importantly, have punched their ticket to the 2020 Major League..." September 21

  • Padres Activate Eric Hosmer From Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced they’ve activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list. He’s been on the shelf since September 8 due to a fractured finger. Additionally, San Diego recalled rookie right-hander Luis Patiño from the alternate training..." September 20

  • Padres Option Luis Patiño, Activate Austin Adams

    MLB Trade Rumors "The San Diego Padres announced a pair of roster moves today. Luis Patiño has been optioned to the team’s alternate site, with Austin Adams being reinstated from the injured list to join the active roster. This will be Adams’ first appearance with the team..." September 20

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Tommy Pham activated off IL; return of Eric Hosmer considered imminent

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tommy Pham was reinstated from the injured list Friday and will serve as the Padres’ designated hitter. His return may well contribute to the Padres eventually having too many good options to fit them all in the lineup at the start of playoff games. But a decision on..." September 18

  • MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 18

  • MLB Players And Mascots Must Band Together to Destroy the Cardboard Cutout Fans

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's shortened regular season is coming to a close and its extended postseason is fast approaching. When the playoffs arrive, teams will leave their home ballparks and move to regional bubbles, leaving their fans behind. That means the time to destroy the cardboard..." September 18

  • Cy Young rankings: Shane Bieber fever rules AL, Jacob deGrom eyeing three-peat

    The Score "Welcome to the second edition of theScore's 2020 Major League Baseball Cy Young Award rankings, in which we pick the top five pitchers from each league. American League 5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Blue Jays The Blue Jays received exactly what they hoped for from Ryu after..." September 17

  • MLB's New Postseason Plan Could Forever Change Playoff Baseball for the Better

    Bleacher Report "Get ready for a Major League Baseball postseason unlike any that's come before.  We've known since MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to an expanded playoff field—from 10 to 16 teams—in July that this year's postseason would be..." September 17

  • San Diego Padres-Seattle Mariners moved due to air-quality concerns

    ESPN "The Padres' three-game series against the Mariners, originally scheduled to begin Friday in Seattle, has been moved to San Diego's Petco Park due to air-quality issues in Washington. " September 17

  • Permanent 16-team MLB postseason would be catastrophic for players

    The Score "The New York Yankees did nothing at the trade deadline. Mired in a 3-7 slide that had hamstrung their chances of a division title and plainly reeling from the injury absences of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton, among others, the Yankees still felt no need for..." September 17

  • MLB to begin 2021 Spring Training exhibition in February

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball’s 2021 Spring Training will begin on Feb. 27 in Florida and Arizona with each of the 30 clubs in action on the first day of exhibition play, officials said on Wednesday. Select exhibition games will be played at MLB ballparks and Spring Training facilities..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball umpire Joe West has never missed a call. Just ask him

    ESPN "White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was furious with umpire Joe West, as many have been these past 44 years. On this day in 2010, West had called a second balk of the game on Mark Buehrle, and Hawk was so outraged he said on the air, "Joe West should..." September 16

  • Rob Manfred: Expanded playoffs likely to remain beyond 2020

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached agreement Tuesday on the format for the expanded, 16-team postseason, which will see the final three rounds played in controlled, neutral-site bubbles in Southern California and Texas and the World Series at the Texas Rangers’ new..." September 16

  • Chris Paddack throws; Tommy Pham, Eric Hosmer updates

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chris Paddack threw a bullpen Monday afternoon and seems on track to start either Wednesday’s series finale against the Dodgers at Petco Park or Friday’s series opener in Seattle. Paddack left his start Thursday against the Giants after two innings due to what the..." September 15

  • MLB, MLBPA Reportedly Agree to Playoff Plan Featuring Neutral-Site Bubbles

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reportedly reached an agreement to host most of the 2020 playoffs, including the division series, league championship series and World Series, in neutral-site "bubbles." Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the..." September 15

  • MLB postseason format will be true test of pitching depth

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB has officially announced its plans for the 2020 postseason, and pitching depth will likely be more important than ever in determining which team is crowned World Series champion. Expanding the postseason from 10 to 16 teams means more games, and MLB is accommodating that with..." September 15

  • World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since..." September 15

  • Homers, RBIs, WAR ... conscience? In MLB's difficult 2020 season, who is MVP material?

    Yahoo! Sports "At the end of a two-month season played behind a mask, at a responsible distance and between clouds of spittle, there arrives an opening to contemplate again the concept of value. Baseball value. In 2020. The value of anything, really, in 2020, when a trip to the grocery store is a..." September 15

  • Dodgers’ Dave Roberts embarrasses himself with complaint about Trent Grisham

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts embarrassed himself with a complaint he made after his team’s 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Trent Grisham absolutely crushed a home run off Clayton Kershaw in the sixth to tie the game at one. Grisham pimped his home..." September 15

  • Rob Manfred 'hopeful' for fan attendance during LCS and World Series games

    CBS Sports "Although MLB has yet to finalize reported plans for postseason bubbles in California and Texas, commissioner Rob Manfred is already pondering the idea of fans back in the seats for most meaningful playoff games.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans have not been..." September 14