2020 was not, in a word, normal. It was difficult and discombobulating and altogether insane. I don’t know about you, but I am not necessarily sure I was always my best self in ’20. I can only hope ‘21 goes better, for me, for you, for all of us.
Baseball wasn’t normal either. It was a 60-game season, played in the middle of a pandemic, with madness constantly swirling outside (and inside) the stadium. So players can perhaps be forgiven for not having their greatest seasons in 2020, even if they had a history of success. So this week at The Thirty, we take a look at quality players who had down years — or just down years for them — in ’20, and might just be able to turn it back around in ’21.