The 2020 MLB Season came to an end Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers captured their first World Series title since 1988 with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6. Corey Seager was named MVP of the series becoming just the eighth player to capture LCS MVP and World Series MVP in the same season. It wasn’t all good news for the Dodgers though as Justin Turner was pulled in the eighth inning due to what was reported as a positive test for COVID-19.
There is not a whole of lot of news coming out of Atlanta currently but things will be picking up as soon as the World Series is over. In the meantime, we continued our player-by-player look back at the 2020 season Tuesday with a closer look at Adeiny Hechavarria and Pablo Sandoval. You can follow along with the whole series in this StoryStream.
In what feels like foreshadowing for the offseason, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in an interview that the league’s 30 teams have amassed a collective $8.3 billion in debt and will post anywhere from $2.8 to $3 billion in combined operating losses.
Left-hander James Paxton made just five starts for the Yankees in 2020 but is now fully healthy according to agent Scott Boras. Paxton will be a free agent this offseason.
The Texas Rangers will use Doug Mathis and Brendan Sagara as co-pitching coaches for 2021. Mathis will work from the dugout with Sagara operating out of the bullpen. The duo will replace Julio Rangel whose contract was not renewed at the end of the season.