March 26, 2020 at 9:48 am #125358
I still think there is a decent chance that there is no baseball at all in 2020 but I could see the best case scenario being starting at the all star break and playing regular season games through October. That would give us 100 games then the November playoffs could be played in Florida or Arizona or other warm weather areas.
It just seems to me that the state of New York is light years away from opening up stadiums to fans.March 26, 2020 at 9:52 am #125359
It appears that baseball is considering contingency plans to allow games to be played elsewhere and/or with no fans if necessary to get started more quickly. Their plans are clearly more aggressive than yours, but they have been too aggressive before. So we will just have to see what transpires, but personally, I am not making any assumptions other than not before Memorial Day or June 1.March 26, 2020 at 10:04 am #12536314NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
There are stories being written that the “stay at home” in the NYC area may be extended to May. UGH.March 26, 2020 at 10:04 am #125364
MLB is aggressively trying to restart the cash machine but there is a difference between aggressiveness and foolishness. Maybe reality will kick in eventually.
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Not exactly baseball related but its good seeing athletes give back to their communities:
Brittany and I are committing $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in 2020. The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time.
After considerable research and conversations with local… https://t.co/Qmxzxses6X
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) March 26, 2020March 26, 2020 at 11:00 pm #125409
This is encouraging. Passan also tweeted some tentative details. Check his feed if you are interested. Hopefully we will have all the facts on Friday.
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have a deal, sources tell ESPN. The players have voted on it already. MLB owners are expected to ratify it tomorrow. An excellent sign that draws a path forward as baseball tries to figure out when it will return.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 27, 2020March 27, 2020 at 9:52 am #125418March 27, 2020 at 9:53 am #125419
In the event of a canceled season, MLB players’ service time in 2020 will be based on games played in 2019.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 27, 2020March 27, 2020 at 9:53 am #125420
MLB will advance 170M to players. Will be kept if there’s no season and repaid if there is one. That represents 3-4% of their total salaries.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 27, 2020March 27, 2020 at 9:53 am #125421March 27, 2020 at 9:54 am #125422
Consideration will be given to staggered start (start in some places delayed) or moved games depending on hot spots/local orders. At moment 1 obvious hot spot is NYC. As an example early games could be moved to Florida — to spring sites, Trop/Marlins Park. Everything on table.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 27, 2020March 27, 2020 at 9:54 am #125423
Best-case would be late May start. Hope is still for about 140 games. Regular season would go into mid October. Changes to add games would include doubieheaders, fewer off days and expanded rosters.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 27, 2020March 27, 2020 at 9:55 am #125424
Playoffs/World Series would be late October and well into November. Neutral site, warmer weather World Series is on table. May depend on whether cold-climate teams make World Series. Obvious examples would be Minnesota, Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston. Again, everything on table.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 27, 2020March 27, 2020 at 10:19 am #125429ILcardfanParticipantFree
I came on here looking for a contract/service time answer in the event of no mlb season and it looks like I got one. Unfortunately we can’t have our cake and eat it too, we don’t want to give up service time with young players, but on the other hand we want the bad contracts on aging players to go ahead and advance a year so we can get out from under them as regularly scheduled.March 27, 2020 at 10:31 am #125430
I have been thinking about this and would appreciate it if some of the regulars comment. This thread has evolved into a broad catch-all for most anything related to the current situation.
I think I would prefer to start breaking out some of the topics into their own threads. Here are some possible examples:
Agreement on salaries/service time/contracts
Resumption of spring training/regular season/playoff format
Draft (already a separate discussion thread)
Minor leaguers (also already a separate thread)
Do you like this idea? Are there other big topics to be broken out? I don’t want to flood the board with too many subjects, but I sense this one is getting too big in focus.March 27, 2020 at 11:00 am #125434
I agree Brian with the breakouts. But I would recommend keeping at least one topic with the word Virus in the title because there will likely be posters looking for a place to comment on the effects of the virus on their team or players. JMHO.March 27, 2020 at 11:40 am #125438
Yes. I should have been clear about that. This thread is not going anywhere.March 27, 2020 at 3:50 pm #125451March 28, 2020 at 5:59 am #125465
That is a real gem from a real gem. Thanks Vin. We needed that.March 28, 2020 at 6:31 am #125468jj-cf-stlParticipantFree
BW, the 2020 season re-worked, definitely deserves it’s own thread. I actually was looking for it this morn’, after yesterdays announcements, go for it.March 28, 2020 at 1:41 pm #125536March 29, 2020 at 9:25 am #125584
Edmonds has pneumonia. Awaiting test results for coronavirus. No Cardinals known with it yet.March 29, 2020 at 9:35 am #125586
If Bader is back in his NYC I hope he is taking the necessary precautions or the whole OF Dilemma thread may be moot.March 29, 2020 at 1:21 pm #125607
I think I read somewhere where Bader is staying in Florida.March 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm #125608
Bader definitely stayed in Florida for the winter. If I recall correctly, he worked out daily with Tommy Pham and Gregory Polanco. Where he went for the recent shutdown, I am not sure.
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