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TBLA Tuesday morning links: Sept. 24, 2019

Have a lovely Tuesday!

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

There was no Dodgers game on Monday (sad), but there was some exciting news from MLB. Corey Seager was named the National League Player of the Week.

You can read the TBLA article on that here.

Clayton Kershaw has been going through a small skid lately, but manager Dave Roberts is confident he will be ready for the postseason next week.

Around the league ...

Tom Verducci with Sports Illustrated wrote about why the Dodgers and Yankees’ performance in the postseason will be defined by the long ball.

You’re bound to see such rallies at various points this postseason, and they are still cool, like vinyl and turntables. It’s just that those rallies happen less often. With the way baseball is played today, and in a tournament with the four greatest home run hitting teams in history, and with a jalapeño of a baseball, the home run is more important than ever–even, or maybe especially, in October.

ESPN’s most recent power rankings list. The Dodgers are (to no surprise) the top ranked team in the NL.

The Royals announced manager Ned Yost will retire after the end of the season.

Yost, 65, led the Royals to a 22-9 postseason record for a .710 winning percentage, which still leads all managers who have managed at least 20 postseason games.