We lead the podcast by discussing the news that commissioner Rob Manfred and team owners want to make the 2020 playoff structure (16 teams and a three-game series in the first round) permanent (1:35). Then, we discuss how the MLB playoff bubble will affect this year and how team strategies will change because there are no days off in between games (18:38). Finally, we preview a weekend full of key series for the 2020 playoff picture (31:58) before discussing the largest movers by playoff odds this past week (48:13).
How Will the New MLB Playoff Structure Affect This Year and Beyond?
Plus, a preview of upcoming series with playoff implications
After a wild first two weeks of the season, only seven teams remain undefeated. But of that group, some have real Super Bowl aspirations, and others have massive question marks.
Kevin and Nora are joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss the Ravens’ gutsy win over the Chiefs and hand out their weekly superlatives
The Apple TV+ series could’ve been generic, but the actor behind Cory Ellison makes every scene beguiling and highly watchable
Plus, reacting to the Chargers’ loss to the Cowboys, the Titans’ comeback win against the Seahawks, and more