Shorter Season, Expanded Playoffs Gives Bucs Hope For Playoff Run

The baseball season is viewed as a marathon, not this year

Andrew Limberg
June 18, 2020 - 3:11 pm


PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - MLB owners and players seem to be closing in on a deal that would start the season.

Whether the season is 60 games, 70 or somewhere in between, the Pirates will have a unique opportunity to make some noise.

With a limited schedule and a 16 team playoff system, the baseball season in Pittsburgh could be a lot more exciting than previously thought. Sports insider Bob Nightengale tells Ron Cook some teams will be able to sneak into the playoffs and other good teams may not be able to make it in.

“Remember Ron, last year at the All-Star Break the Pirates were only a half a game behind the Cardinals, that’s always been the beauty about baseball, the cream raises to the top, something like this, we’re going to see some flukes make the playoffs,” said Nightengale.

The baseball season has always been seen as a marathon not a sprint, but that won’t be the case if there is a season, it will be a sprint from the start.

Nightengale adds that he thinks a 60 game or more season would be seen as legitimate but if a player hits something like .400, he wouldn’t consider that legit.

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