Monday, 28 September 2020 09:05

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian Previews Indians, MLB Playoffs Featured

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Four the fourth time in five years, and the fifth time since 2013, the Cleveland Indians are marching to the playoffs. However, they will have to do so without their manager, Terry Francona, due to ongoing medical issues and procedures.

ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the Tribe under interim manager Sandy Alomar. Kurkjian says he “wouldn’t want to play the Indians” in a short series due to their pitching, mainly from Cy Young Award favorite Shane Bieber. He also looked at the New York Yankees, their opponent for this best-of-three matchup, as well as the rest of the American and National League.

Sixteen teams are a part of the playoffs during this abridged baseball season, but could that be the norm going forward? According to Kurkjian, Major League Baseball may weigh out the pros and cons of an expanded playoff, but if it were up to him, he is fine with just ten teams moving on during a normal 162-game season.

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