How will MLB fit schedule in the calendar?
Bruce Levine, Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies joined Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily to delve into the schedule of the 2020 season. There will be 60 games played in 66 or 67 days, depending on whether or not the season starts on July 23rd or July 24th, which doesn’t leave much wiggle room.
Levine mentioned a possibility of change the number of games played in a series in the regular season.
“You have to have the ability to play doubleheaders,” Levine said. “I think the schedule is going to play out that you’re going to have a lot of 5-game series. I believe that, in your own division, 5-game series make the most sense.”
With spring training starting on July 1st and then the regular season starting just three weeks later, some questions came about as to whether or not that’s enough time for players to get ready, specifically pitchers.
“Guys have been working out. They’ve been throwing. I don’t think getting ready to pitch will be that big of a deal or an issue,” Deshaies said.