Baseball’s postseason is now in the Championship Series round. Four teams remain! The winners go to the World Series. Both the American League and National League series were very entertaining over the weekend, providing close games and thrilling finishes. Our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment leads off with the Dodgers-Braves and Red Sox-Astros matchups
We also discuss Major League Baseball planning to provide housing for all of its minor-league players beginning next season, a long overdue move. And after the St. Louis Cardinals’ shocking firing of manager Mike Shildt on Thursday, we look at who might take over that job and Shildt being a possible candidate for the San Diego Padres’ opening.
When Shildt was fired, both Mike Gore and I speculated that Cardinals management wanting him to replace some coaches against his wishes may have been a big reason for the decision. But according to a report by The Athletic’s Katie Woo, general manager John Mozeliak hired some of Shildt’s coaches and probably wanted them to be retained.
One intriguing point about MLB funding housing for minor league ballplayers was raised by Baseball America‘s J.J. Cooper:
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