No goal is too ambitious for Rodríguez, a magnetic outfielder who plans to end the Seattle Mariners’ postseason drought.
With the lockout over and camps open, the Yankees remade their infield, Atlanta acquired a star (and moved on from another) and there was terrible news from the Padres.
Wins by the Yankees and the Red Sox would give both teams wild-card spots in the playoffs. A loss by either team, or both, could extend the regular season.
September began with a crowded field contending for wild-card spots. Each team has its own challenges, Boston’s coronavirus issues chief among them.
Pitchers are better than ever. Hitters seem worse than ever. With six no-hitters by May 19, baseball is two away from tying the full-season record, which was set in 1884.
A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.
Reasons for optimism and pessimism abound. Catch up with where each team stands ahead of opening day.
The coronavirus disrupted lives around the world and sent the gymnast Sunisa Lee, the swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis on unexpected journeys.
No one managed to hit .400 this year despite excited speculation about the possibility in a truncated season, underscoring how impressive Suzuki’s late-season stretch in 2004 was.
Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners is a top contender for the American League Rookie of the Year Award in a shortened season upended by postponements and delays.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis never wavered in his decision to play in baseball’s truncated season. Now he’s just got to get used to wearing a mask and not spitting.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis was poised to break out this season. “Now I think the greatest things happen after periods of waiting, when things have a chance to brew.”