Expanding playoffs again is a bad plan, but here's an OK way to do it

Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Major League Baseball Players' Association have a lot on their plate right now. The lockout continues with no apparent progress and the matters under alleged discussion are many. One of those matters is the structure of MLB's playoffs.

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Solving the issues around the Lockout

Commissioner Rob Manfred and the ownership groups of Major League Baseball have officially imposed a lockout of the players, the first work stoppage in the sport since the catastrophic 1994-95 players' strike.

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The shape of the division as lockout looms

We're 24 hours or so away from a likely suspension of baseball's regular offseason activity. When the current collective bargaining agreement between the Commissioner's office and the players' union expires at 8:59pm PST tomorrow, it's expected Commissioner Rob Manfred and the club owners will impose a lockout, halting any activity until a new agreement is reached.

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M's sign reigning Cy Young champ Ray

Seattle General Manager Jerry Dipoto struck again today, landing one of the biggest free-agent pitchers on the market for Your Seattle Mariners. Left-hander Robbie Ray, winner of the 2021 American League Cy Young Award, will join the M's on a five-year pact as soon as he clears medical evaluations. (UPDATE, 11/30/21: The deal is now official.)

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Mariners trade for Frazier, have two offers to free agents

Seattle General manager Jerry Dipoto addressed one of next season's needs for Your Seattle Mariners today by doing what he's wont to do: make a trade. This time, the deal was with the San Diego Padres and netted for the M's the services of second baseman Adam Frazier.

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Expanding playoffs again is a bad plan, but here's an OK way to do it

Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Major League Baseball Players' Association have a lot on their...

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The shape of the division as lockout looms

We're 24 hours or so away from a likely suspension of baseball's regular offseason activity.

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What do you know? It's the Trivia Challenge Mark II

While we continue waiting out the COVID-19 hiatus, why not indulge in a little baseball...

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Expanding the playoffs

Should MLB have more playoff teams?

Injuries

Date Player Injury IL
6/18/21 Justin Dunn (RHP) Shoulder inflammation 10-day
6/1/21 Kyle Lewis (CF) Right meniscus tear 60-day
5/14/21 Evan White (1B) Hip flexor strain 60-day
3/14/21 Roenis Elías (LHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
3/2/21 Matt Festa (RHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
2/24/21 Dom Thompson-Williams (OF) Ruptured Achilles tendon 60-day

Season Schedule (Times EDT, at least until I find a way to change them on import from BB-Reference)

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