The 2020 MLB season will be short, but not  that  short. A 60-game slate followed by the expanded, 16-team postseason will give us a lot of baseball…

The 2020 MLB season will be short, but not that short. A 60-game slate followed by the expanded, 16-team postseason will give us a lot of baseball…

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After learning they couldn’t play their home games in Toronto at the Rogers Centre because of the realities of the COVID-19 era, the Blue Jays searched for a new home and finally settled on Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York.
It’ll be different, but it’s better than having no home at all.
After that drama, the Jays came out on Opening Day and beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 in Florida. It felt like a statement for a young club that would probably have been a year or so away from contention in a normal season.
But, with the short campaign and expanded playoff format, anything can happen. And the Blue Jays boast an enviable young offensive core led by second-generation talents Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette, plus a revamped pitching staff that added MLB ERA leader Hyun-Jin Ryu during the offseason.
In a world where more than half the teams make the dance, the squad that formerly played in Toronto (and hopefully will again) could be 2020’s Cinderella.

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