Astros’ sign-stealing scandal perfect backdrop for final season of ‘Brockmire’

Astros’ sign-stealing scandal perfect backdrop for final season of ‘Brockmire’ TAMPA — Before the coronavirus pandemic silenced the sports universe like nothing before it, the Astros found themselves as the worst people in the world. Owning the silver medal was the man who put the trash-can-banging Astros in that box, Rob Manfred, whose actions (or…

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Extension Candidates: NL East

Extension Candidates: NL East We don’t really know whether or to what extent extension talks will continue during the coronavirus hiatus. But as I wrote earlier today, it seems reasonable to think they’ll be explored. Some may already have advanced nearly to completion before the global pandemic intervened. While we may have to wait to…

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Another Yankees minor leaguer has coronavirus

Another Yankees minor leaguer has coronavirus Coronavirus has made its way to another Yankees minor leaguer. After 17-year-old pitcher Denny Larrondo was the first professional baseball player to test positive for COVID-19 on Friday, another minor leaguer in the organization has tested positive, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The Yankees have quarantined their minor leaguers…

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COVID-19 Roundup: Shortened Seasons

COVID-19 Roundup: Shortened Seasons This is the second installment of a daily series in which the FanGraphs staff rounds up the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 virus’ effect on baseball. Given the speed with which national guidelines on COVID-19 are changing, you could be forgiven for not keeping up with its implications for baseball. Since…

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