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TBLA Saturday morning links: Sept. 14, 2019

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Cheers to the weekend!

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers earned the victory in the series opener against the Mets on Friday night. You can read the TBLA recap here.

Here is a fun read about how many teams it would take to defeat the Dodgers, Yankees or Astros. Via ESPN.

Would a playoff superteam of the Royals, Orioles, Tigers and Marlins be able to hang with the super playoff teams in Houston, New York and Los Angeles? In an era of total teardowns on the bleak side of the standings and insatiable depth hoarding on the bright side of them, is there room for any good players on a last-place roster?

So, it looks like Alex Verdugo will not likely be ready in time for the NLDS. Boo.

Around the league ...

MLB.com wrote a piece about eight shocking stat leaders through this point. No Dodgers made this list, but it is an interesting listicle.

Luckily, no butterflies were harmed in the execution of this pitch:

The Twins-Indians game had to be pushed back into a Saturday doubleheader because of storms that were predicted for a while. Our friends at Twinkie Town wrote a little piece about this situation.