We were treated to interleague rivalries this past week. Well, some anyway. I think it strains the word “rivalry” to call Detroit vs. Pittsburgh and Seattle vs. San Diego “rivalries.”
But this weekend we have some good ones. One traditional — the Red Sox vs. the Yankees — and two that are more recently competitive-based rivalries in the Braves vs. Nationals and Giants vs. Cardinals. Fun stuff, which Kay and I talk a bit about in today’s HBT Daily:
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.
Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.
Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.