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2020 Schedule
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Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open MLB schedule

The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.


BBTN: Dave Schoenfield on Cleveland changing its name and players expressing skepticism about playing; Sarah Langs on the David Price opting out

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Cleveland’s decision to review its name, possible names to replace the Indians, Freddie Freeman getting sick, Mike Trout, Sean Doolittle and Buster Posey’s skepticism about playing, and what the tipping point could be to shut the season down (7:16). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to talk about her aversion to spiders and what losing David Price means to the Dodgers (26:02).

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Giants manager: Sandoval's weight not an issue

Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday the team fully expects Pablo Sandoval to be ready and in game shape to contribute by Opening Day later this month even though he is noticeably heavier than he was during spring training nearly five months ago.

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Giants' Posey still unsure if he'll opt out of season

Giants catcher Buster Posey said "there's still some reservation on my end" about playing this season and he wants to see how things progress after a new surge in coronavirus cases before making a final decision.

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Giants, top pick Bailey agree to $3.8M bonus

Catcher Patrick Bailey, the 13th overall pick in last month's amateur draft, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Giants that includes a $3.8 million signing bonus.

MLB's best father-son duos (2:05)
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Giants to let fans display cutout images in stands

The Giants on Thursday announced a Fan Cutout Program that will allow season-ticket holders to submit an image of themselves to be placed onto a cutout that will be displayed in the stands at Oracle Park.


BBTN: Bob Nightengale and Marly Rivera on the fantasy and reality of the 2020 baseball season

Marly Rivera and USA Today's Bob Nightengale join Buster to talk about the fantasy of baseball getting started smoothly and the reality of playing during a pandemic. Rivera talks about why youth may prevail in a short season and shares players' concerns about spikes in coronavirus across the country (3:04). Nightengale says he thinks every game will be treated like the postseason when it comes to pitching decisions and shares his advice for the next time the players and owners get into the negotiating room (16:02).

The challenges of MLB's safety protocols (0:43)
Flash back to Buster Posey's time at FSU (0:28)

BBTN: Hall of Fame candidacies, COVID-19 closes training camps

Buster goes full distraction by asking Sarah Langs (6:12) and Karl Ravech (15:54) about the Hall of Fame candidacies of Yadier Molina, Justin Verlander, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Plus, Ravy gives his thoughts on the latest financial and health negotiations between players and owners.

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After 3-month delay, Japanese baseball begins

After a three-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the world's second-most famous baseball competition opened a season Friday that will be shortened from its regular 143 games to 120.

What MLB's latest proposal says about the season (2:10)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2782nd
On Base Percentage.3388th
Slugging Percentage.4715th
Earned Run Average5.8026th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st