Baseball is back! The Players’ Association has agreed to report to training camps for July 1 with eyes on a possible start date as early as July 23 or 24. The season will be 60 games, which represents Major League Baseball’s shortest schedule since 1878.
So, what is this 60-game sprint going to look like? Here’s what we know so far…
Teams are going to be playing geographically-based schedules in order to limit necessary travel. 10 games will be played against each divisional rival, meaning 40 of the Blue Jays’ 60 games will be against the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, and Orioles. The other 20 games will be played against the corresponding interleague division. So, in Toronto’s case, the National League East.
With that in mind, the Jays are certainly in tough when it comes to their schedule. The only sub-500 teams (based on their 2019 record) the Jays are set to play in the shortened season are Baltimore and Miami. The Red Sox being worse this year than they were last year could help, but this will still certainly be an uphill battle for the Jays.
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation