After a long and contentious labor negotiation, MLB will conduct a 60-game season with Opening Day set for July 23 or 24. Players will report to their home stadiums for spring training 2.0 by July 1.
The truncated season could change the competitive dynamic significantly. A three-game losing streak in a 60-game season is roughly the equivalent to an eight-game skid in a 162-game campaign. One bad stretch could knock a perceived contender out of the playoff race. The prohibitive favorites won't have as much opportunity to assert their muscle.
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