MLB standings 2020: Updated playoff bracket, magic numbers as of Sept. 26 |  Sporting News

With a recent slate on the horizon, we look in direction of the potential darkish horses making a run in late fall, and the big market teams making an attempt to live up to expectations. On November 7, 2018, Zaidi left the Dodgers to develop into the President of Baseball Operations for the San Francisco Giants. 15 Since taking on in 2014, he oversaw the Dodgers win the NL West all 5 times, and the NL pennant twice from 2017-2018. Just like 2018, the division may require a playoff game to find out the winner. Though the loser can be assured a place in the wild-card sport towards the Washington Nationals, the preferred spot is a five-recreation series with the Atlanta Braves.

Olney:The Dodgers, which could appear counterintuitive, as a result of they’re fully dominating their division and will coast to a different NL West title. However the usual for that seething clubhouse is World Sequence or bust. The players doubled down on their individual efforts this season, and presumably the entrance office will as properly and get not less than one and maybe two high-end relievers before July 31.

Doolittle: Four. The Dodgers are a lock and the Braves are pretty close to it. Though the Cubs haven’t gotten any separation and have some rotation injuries, there’s no apparent motive to think they will not win the Central. And I still just like the Brewers as a wild card together with the Phillies. For the final spot, it’s a potential quagmire. This might be a season wherein a real upstart, just like the Padres or Reds, squeezes into October.

The 2018 Main League Baseball season began on March 29. The common season ended on October 1, prolonged a day for tiebreaker video games to decide the winners of the Nationwide League Central and Nationwide League West divisions. The postseason began on October 2. The World Series started on October 23, and ended on October 28 with the Boston Pink Sox defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in 5 games to win their ninth World Series championship.

The Miami Marlins, who attract the smallest average crowd in baseball, are trying to woo fans with a number of recent ticketing choices. They embrace a ticket bank” by which fans buy credit at a discount before the season that they’ll use to purchase tickets during it. But with dozens of ticket sorts, the Marlins danger angering fans who later discover they could have bought their tickets for cheaper.