The 2020 MLB season 60-game sprint officially gets underway for the Kansas City Royals on July 24th. Who is ready for some chaos and what can we expect?
With all of the chaos the 2020 year has already brought, the MLB season is about to get started. The Kansas City Royals are going to be creative with their roster transactions and each day will present the possibility of a new MLB debut of one of the Royals promising young prospects.
More than most years the statement “anything can happen” keeps ringing in my ears when I think about the 2020 season. Each MLB team is going to presented with a list of challenges they have not faced before. The season could stop at a moment’s notice due to a coronavirus outbreak.
It will only take a few games to decide your team’s fate, a poorly timed cold streak could tank the season. Managers have to be at their very best juggling their roster to get the most out of their teams every day. If you wanted chaos, the 2020 MLB season will deliver.
Royals manager Mike Matheny appears to be well equipped to take the team in the direction he sees fit. Matheny has an offensive roster that struggles at times to make contact, his in-game decisions to move runners will important to success early.
For a first-year manager, Matheny will be thrust into the difficult position of deciding when to let bats swing for the fences and when to play small ball. One hopes he has had enough time to familiarize himself with the roster to make the right decisions.