July 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm #132788
Astros Gm James Click said the team that has the fewest cases of coronavirus in the regular season is "going to win."
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 13, 2020July 13, 2020 at 6:56 pm #132792Minuteman3ParticipantFree
Heard on tonight’s local news that Jordan Hicks opted out of this season. Probably a great decision. He is a Type 1 diabetic so he will qualify for full salary. Also, it insures his are will be ready in ’21. I would not doubt that the Cards encouraged him to opt out.
July 13, 2020 at 9:06 pm #132800
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Most Notable #MLB players who have publicly revealed testing positive for Covid-19 so far:
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) July 14, 2020
Charlie Blackmon #Rockies
Eduardo Rodriguez #RedSox
Will Smith #Braves
Patrick Sandoval #Angels
Brad Keller #Royals
Delino DeShields #Indians
Touki Toussaint #Braves
Daniel Norris #Tigers
Ryan O'Hearn #Royals
Bobby Dalbec #RedSox
Pete Kozma #Braves
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) July 14, 2020July 13, 2020 at 9:17 pm #132802July 14, 2020 at 12:01 am #132804Euro DandyParticipantFree
So Kozma is a more notable former Card than Pham…..July 14, 2020 at 10:53 am #132818gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
It may just be a coincidence but every player on that opt out list is a NL player. Ross is a free agent.July 14, 2020 at 11:35 am #132819
For reference, there are about 90 umps, so this is about 1/8 of them sitting out.
Sources: 11 Major League umpires have opted out or decided not to participate. Some are said to have family members who are ill.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 14, 2020July 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm #132823July 15, 2020 at 8:13 am #132849
Seems like a pretty important question to have not thought through in advance. Even a dummy like me had wondered about this during the downtime.
I asked an NL GM if a player who has opted out from the season if he could opt back in say in mid-september if team was in a post-season position. He said that issue has not been clarified yet by the league and union.
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) July 15, 2020July 15, 2020 at 8:31 am #132851
OK, apparently Bowden was straightened out.
Current protocols say a player who isn't high-risk can't change his mind if he opts out. So he wouldn't be eligible to play in the season or postseason.
But my understanding is, there have been discussions about whether there are circumstances where they could allow flexibility. https://t.co/4mImMdjfTv
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 15, 2020
The #MLB ruling:
If a player opts out he’s done for the season. He cannot come back regardless.
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) July 15, 2020July 15, 2020 at 8:48 am #132855
More clarification. It depends on who you are talking about. (Leave it to the media to explain the rules to the “GM”!)
One clarification: This is the stance only for players who are not high-risk.
A high-risk player "may request" to return. Team physicians and the joint committee would then decide, depending on the circumstances. https://t.co/E7b937jnoN
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 15, 2020July 16, 2020 at 8:16 am #132923July 16, 2020 at 9:41 am #132928July 16, 2020 at 2:21 pm #132954
NOT confirmed, but this very well could be the same place the missing three Cardinals are in… (We have no info on whether Reyes and Gallegos even have the virus, let alone whether they are symptomatic or not.)
#Angels Matt Thaiss said he tested positive for the coronavirus in June. He was asymptomatic the whole time but it took him about 4 weeks to get 2 negative tests.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 16, 2020July 16, 2020 at 3:37 pm #132958
This is supposed to be one of the two Opening Day showcase games, but they might not be approved to play in DC. Sounds like a really bad idea playing in Florida right now, so see you in High-A Fredricksburg.
The Nationals are unsure if they'll start the season at Nationals Park due to city coronavirus regulations. They are actively exploring alternate sites (Fredericksburg, Va. or West Palm Beach). Opening Day is in exactly one week.
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) July 16, 2020July 16, 2020 at 8:03 pm #132983July 17, 2020 at 12:55 pm #133013July 18, 2020 at 10:04 am #133059July 18, 2020 at 10:14 am #133061CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
It should be clear that those 80 positives were not caused by people catching Covid in the camps. They already had contracted it prior to reporting.July 18, 2020 at 10:17 am #133062CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Did the MLPA and MLB agree to waiving hipaa rights for players? Seems that a lot of teams are acknowledging covid positives in violation of the law.July 18, 2020 at 10:27 am #133063Euro DandyParticipantFree
Did the MLPA and MLB agree to waiving hipaa rights for players?
No. The league & teams have stated they will release a player’s name only after the player consents.
They have also said it’ll be easy to figure out in some cases, i.e., if a player goes on the IL without an apparent injury and no specified cause, it certainly raises suspicion.July 18, 2020 at 10:29 am #133064
Hence this is likely why Gallegos and Reyes’ extended absences remain unexplained while Cabrera, Sanchez and Montero’s were announced. The former two did not provide consent and the latter three did. No laws are being broken.July 18, 2020 at 2:05 pm #133073
Big troubles up north…
TORONTO (AP) _ AP source says Blue Jays denied Canadian government approval to play games in Toronto amid pandemic.
— Rob Gillies (@rgilliescanada) July 18, 2020July 18, 2020 at 2:42 pm #133076mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Dr. Zach Binney?? Dr. Amesh Adalja?? Dr. David Hamer?? How do the pundits manage to dredge up these self-proclaimed experts whose opinions matter nothing to most people.July 19, 2020 at 9:48 am #133101blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
Even if the BJs play nearby in Buffalo I wouldn’t think the players with homes in Toronto could just go home after the games.
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