Royals news revolves around how the 2020 MLB season should be starting up shortly. Baseball is back (soon)!
The 2020 MLB season hasn’t had an opportunity to get underway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it looks like the season should finally get going next month. The owners voted to go ahead with the season and to put together a schedule for the 2020 season.
Normally, each season is 162 games and that gives teams time to build throughout the course of the season, but 2020 won’t be anything like that. The season looks to be just 60 games, meaning that if the Kansas City Royals want any shot at contending and staying afloat this season, they’ll have to start off hot and keep up that momentum.
That being said, that’s the same for the other 29 teams in the league. Sometimes we see teams get hot in the final month of the season and are able to sneak their way into the postseason (2014 Royals, anyone?), but that won’t be as easy to do in this shortened season.
Check out what’s trending in Royals news from around FanSided
- Jose Guillen considered worst free agent signing since 2000 [KC Kingdom]
- Scott Barlow has a lot to prove in 2020 season [KC Kingdom]
- Baseball seems headed for July Opening Day [Mike Gillespie, Kings of Kauffman]
"The KC Royals will, it seems, play this year and Opening Day will be in July. It will be a short season sans features both the players and owners appeared to want–expanded playoffs with more teams and games, and a universal designated hitter, for this year and next"
Here’s what’s trending in Royals news from around the rest of the web
- Baseball is resuming soon, here’s what we know [Max Rieper, Royals Review]
- Owners Vote to Hold MLB Season [Tyler Kepner, New York Times]
One of the more interesting changes for the 2020 season is that the designated hitter won’t just be something in the American League. The National League will adopt the designated hitter temporarily, which means no more watching pitchers step up to the plate and trying to hit it out of the park.
Having baseball back is great, but hopefully everyone is able to stay safe and healthy. It’s no secret that money talks and that’s the biggest reason the owners are pushing for the season to occur, but it’ll be interesting to see how all of this plays out.
For the Kansas City Royals, the 2020 season does give them a chance to contend, but only if they really bring it early on. With only 60 games, this young team won’t have much room for error and that’s the biggest knock on them obviously. There isn’t a lot of time for them to grow together this season.
Baseball is back!