With the 2020 MLB Playoffs underway; let’s take a look at the status of your favorite team. Since the playoffs are different than prior years; there have already been several surprises.
Finally, when the season started, there was a lot of excitement. Moreover, many teams were hoping to be in the playoffs. And, prior to the season starting, the New York Yankees were hoping to win the World Series. To read more about the start of the MLB season; be sure to visit our MLB Season Will Begin July 2020 post.
Now that the regular season is in the rearview mirror; let’s take a look at what teams have advanced to the Divisional Series Rounds.
Due to the MLB cheating scandal, the Houston Astros was one of the teams that terminated their manager. In addition to the Astros, there were several other teams that parted ways with their manager prior to the start of the season.
2020 MLB Playoffs
In the first place, this year’s playoffs will have 16 teams. And, yes that is more than 1/2 of the 30 teams in baseball. With the Wild Card Series complete; let’s take a look at the 8 teams that have advanced to the Divisional Rounds.
In the first round, the best of 3 ended on October 2, 2020. Now, that the first series is complete; the Divisional Series is set to begin.
In the first round in the American League Divisional Series; the Tampa Bay Rays will place the New York Yankees. Indeed, both of these teams have a lot of familiarity with each other.
Another important series that will take place in the American League is the Oakland Athletics against the Houston Astros.
In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the San Diego Padres.
Also, in the National League; the Atlanta Braves will play the Miami Marlins. With the Marlins surprising the Cubs in the first round; are they going to surprise the fans and go all the way?
As always, I welcome your comments on which teams you think will advance in the 2020 MLB playoffs?