Ken Rosenthal says Interleague here to stay, but creates imbalance
— Rosenthal said that MLB will not get rid of Interleague play because attendance spikes. But he has an issue because of the imbalance it creates in the schedule. For example, teams get an edge when they don’t have to face the AL East teams.
Here’s how Rosenthal characterized it: “If you’re willing to accept it’s not a fair world, then OK.”
— Rosenthal commented on the state of the New York Yankees. “What it looks like now is they’re going to need another starter, another bad and another left-handed reliever,” Rosenthal said. “They’re old in some spots and they’re not getting production in others. But people have to realize they’re still tied for first place.
— Rosenthal had the latest on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rosenthal said the key thing to watch is their payroll. If the Dodgers can’t meet it, MLB will officially take over.