The Rundown: Juicy Dodgers-Brewers Conspiracy Theory, Alleged Extension Offer for Kris Bryant, Playoff News & Notes

I apologize for leading off with a hot take this morning, but there is no baseball until Friday.

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, former Marlins president Dan Samson said he believes MLB is taking an aggressive stance in its hope that the Dodgers beat the Brewers in the NLCS and advance to the World Series. Samson shared his thoughts during a guest spot on ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on Wednesday.

Le Batard: “Give us something about the postseason that you can say right now that people aren’t thinking about enough or aren’t hearing elsewhere. Because you are an executive, or a former executive, who doesn’t mind speaking the truth. So give us something the people won’t hear elsewhere.”

Samson: “MLB is going to do anything they can to have the Dodgers beat the Brewers.”

Los Angeles is the nation’s second biggest television market while Milwaukee is 36th, sandwiched between West Palm Beach and Cincinnati. Naturally, the league would probably favor a Dodgers matchup with Houston (seventh largest market) or Boston (ranked 10th). So it would be totally rational for the MLB to want the Dodgers over the Brewers, yet it ruins the integrity …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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