July 27, 2020 at 7:45 pm #133854jj-cf-stlParticipantFree
Wal-Mart doesn’t have anything figured out besides being an essential service. Just entering is swim at your own risk. No testing, so no proof of success. For all we know they are a major hub for spreading the virus.July 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm #133855CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Yet WalMart continues to open everyday. No reason MLB needs to shut down.
July 27, 2020 at 8:50 pm #133858jj-cf-stlParticipantFree
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It’s essential vs non-essential CC. Wal-Mart and the local grocers, etc. are essential, mlb is not. It may be the greatest game, but it’s still just a game. The players and personnel matter most, so if they decide to shut it down I won’t bash the decision.July 28, 2020 at 9:28 am #133876gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
The Marlins now have 17 people infected. Hard to see how they are going to be able to put forward a MLB caliber team on the field anytime soon. Yes, I know they were already a bad team but it looks like they are going to have to use half of their minor league squad or just not play.
The latest round of testing from the Miami Marlins found four new coronavirus positives, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. That brings the total over the last five days to 17. @Ken_Rosenthal first reported the newest COVID-19 cases.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2020July 28, 2020 at 11:27 am #133879
The Marlins have a real problem with their roster. To put prospects onto the active roster, they first have to be added to the 40-man. While the sick players can be excluded to make room, when they get well, the Marlins are screwed. To take the prospects back off, they would have to be exposed to waivers. So instead they will probably sign a bunch of out of work players they can toss back later.July 28, 2020 at 11:31 am #133880
Can’t see MLB willing to take on the negative PR of making the Nats go into Miami against their will.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 28, 2020July 28, 2020 at 11:32 am #133881gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Maybe MLB should give teams some kind of 40 man roster exemption for 2020. I am not sure exactly what that would look like but if there were ever the time for one this would be it.July 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm #133882
This problem was understood before, but I guess they never expected one team would be decimated.
Check that. Upon further consideration, that is what was behind the proposed teams of unsigned players playing in Nashville, but I am not sure that ever got off the ground…
July 28, 2020 at 1:04 pm #133885
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The Miami Marlins 2020 season at least temporarily, has been paused. This will allow the team to continue to monitor health and safety of players.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 28, 2020July 28, 2020 at 2:01 pm #133887July 28, 2020 at 2:03 pm #133888July 28, 2020 at 2:33 pm #133889
Not sure how they are counting this as several players like Soto and Davidson supposedly had positive tests in recent days, but the overall story is good.
One key fact in here: No positive tests since last Friday among any of other 29 clubs. Just Marlins. https://t.co/ugq3q2sgQ2
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2020July 28, 2020 at 2:57 pm #133890858booyahParticipantFree
I never thought of the idea of them signing unsigned or released players to fill the void for a couple week. While The Rona ain’t no fun we could try and figure out what players would be out there to sign.July 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm #133892
The Astros just signed 42-year old Fernando Rodney from independent Sugar Land. I wonder if Julian Taveras is still pitching? 😉July 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm #133917Euro DandyParticipantFree
I imagine Jamie Moyer left a few pitches in the chamber.July 28, 2020 at 6:42 pm #133932Minuteman3ParticipantFree
Could Jim Edmonds still pull a few back in? Since Chicago has today put a quarantine on all folks coming in from Missouri it looks like that August road trip may be longer than expected.July 28, 2020 at 7:24 pm #133938
Local/State authorities are certainly an x-factor for teams and their opponents. I saw a reference out of Miami that local officials expect the Marlins to quarantine for two weeks when they return home.July 28, 2020 at 8:26 pm #133956TinkyParticipantFree
Yeah, I saw your post regarding that Brian. I wondered if the Miami mayor meant that he would even insist on quarantining the Marlins players who’d tested negative in the last day. If that is the policy that local mayors and governors are going to take, MLB has no chance to finish the season.July 29, 2020 at 9:05 am #134010
Their opening day starter…
Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara is among the 15 Miami players who are positive. Marlins are at a real pitching deficit. Have already claimed 3 pitchers. Need more (especially ones ready to pitch in bigs right away)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 29, 2020July 29, 2020 at 2:57 pm #134033July 29, 2020 at 3:06 pm #134035
More Marlins blowback..
Also, the Phillies don't know who they will be playing next week or where those games will be played.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) July 29, 2020July 30, 2020 at 10:42 am #134097
Another Marlins player has tested positive for COVID-19, but the team anticipated this result from its contact tracing, a source tells The Athletic. Latest positive case brings team totals to 17 players and two coaches, though one of the coaches has since tested negative.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2020July 30, 2020 at 10:44 am #134098
Mandatory that each will team designate a COVID Compliance Officer. Talk about a no-win job…
Surgical masks instead of cloth masks. No leaving the hotel on the road. A mandatory compliance officer (i.e. coronavirus hall monitor).
In the wake of the Miami outbreak, MLB is changing its protocol. Details and much more on the latest around the game: https://t.co/sPpniBeAks
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2020July 30, 2020 at 11:33 am #134102July 30, 2020 at 1:12 pm #134109
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