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TBLA Monday morning links: Sept. 30, 2019

Dodgers and MLB news for your Monday morning

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers ended their season extending their winning streak to seven games as they swept the Giants. Their 106th win of the season set a new franchise record. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

Just as the weekend series began, the Giants said that Madison Bumgarner would not be pitching this weekend. So instead of that, Bumgarner entered the game as a pinch-hitter and he was facing his longtime foe and friend, Clayton Kershaw.

Cody Bellinger finished early so the MVP voters didn’t have to wait long to see how he finished the season.

Around the league ...

Wondering who won the AL and NL batting title or led each league in saves?’s Sarah Langs and David Adler have it all here.

Never too early to start planning for the 2020 MLB Draft (well actually it is too early). So here’s the current draft order before any adjustments are made.

Prior to Sunday’s games, it was known that Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost were managing their last games with the Giants and Royals, respectively. And the Padres had already fired Andy Green.

So then the news breaks that the Cubs and Joe Maddon were parting ways. Jesse Rogers from wrote this after the story broke.

Earlier last week, it was reported that Clint Hurdle was assured he would be back to manage the Pirates in 2020. Well that changed today as the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Jason Mackey writes here.

Mike Scioscia had been the longest tenured manager until he and the Angels parted ways last season. Now, just one season in, there are reports that the Angels current manager may not be back in 2020.

The Mets, like a lot of teams not in the playoffs, will hold their organizational meetings this week. One person of note won’t be there, manager Mickey Callaway.’s Anthony DiComo writes about that and how the Mets will likely be looking at their manager’s status this week.

Four years ago, the Dodgers interviewed Dave Roberts and Gabe Kapler for their vacant manager position. As we know, Roberts got the job and Kapler eventually was hired by the Phillies to be their manager starting in the 2018 season.

Now, his status will be reviewed by the team this week,’s Todd Zolecki writes here that Kapler wants to back.