August 1, 2020 at 9:46 am #134230Derek ShoreParticipantPaid - Annual
Carlos Martinez is among the St. Louis Cardinals players to test positive for COVID-19, according to sources with direct knowledge.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) August 1, 2020August 1, 2020 at 10:06 am #134240
It is highly ethically questionable to name players who have not provided their permission to do so. That is why those who you know and trust have not done so.
Some irresponsible people have already begun to assign their own version of blame without having any facts. Such is how our world has degraded in 2020.August 1, 2020 at 10:20 am #134241
–#Stlcards have had 6 positive tests from their 58-person traveling part. Two Thursday. Four so far today.
-Those six have been isolated and will be retested.
-Everyone is being retested today.
-All of the results from Friday's tests are not in.https://t.co/CgI7a4b1Mc
— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) August 1, 2020August 1, 2020 at 10:28 am #134242Minuteman3ParticipantFree
It is highly ethically questionable to name players who have not provided their permission to do so.
I do believe that Hippa rules make it illegal to do so. That for sure pertains to hospitals and medical clinics. Not sure if it pertains to press but, as Brian said, it would be ethically questionable. Sooner or later we will know by their absence if nothing else. I suspect they will all agree to release of their names.August 1, 2020 at 11:02 am #134245
Yes, HIPPA applies to health care providers, including those employed by the team. No, it does not apply to media. As you note, we will learn the names soon enough, but the quest to be first leads to some cutting corners that if wrong, could hurt innocent people. Sadly, ethics matter less and less in the world in which we live.August 1, 2020 at 11:12 am #134246
Big-picture observation from Ken Rosenthal. One-fifth of MLB is currently not able to play.
One more issue arising from postponements, according to a manager with one of the clubs: “Not easy for players to stop and then go hard again.” Six teams currently waiting to resume: WAS, PHI, MIA, TOR, STL, MIL.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 1, 2020August 1, 2020 at 11:16 am #134247
Some context. Mo said yesterday that the local test results would be known last night, but they would not get the MLB lab results until sometime today. This is likely why there has been what seems like a delay in making an announcement.
Saturday game is officially postponed. Doubleheader has not been addressed — in part because #StlCards are still being tested to determine if their roster remains mostly intact. Three players have pos. tests. Majority of roster awaiting results to confirm recent negatives. https://t.co/7AefWEvx52
— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) August 1, 2020August 1, 2020 at 11:46 am #134248gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
If the season continues and if our roster is severely depleted like the Marlins are we going to sign a bunch of released free agents to get by with? I really don’t understand why MLB doesn’t come up with some kind of special provision around the 40 man roster rules this year. What is the point of having 30 players at the Alternative Training Site if you can’t use them in fear of having to pass them through waivers when the infected players become healthy?August 1, 2020 at 11:57 am #134249August 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm #134250
What is the point of having 30 players at the Alternative Training Site if you can’t use them in fear of having to pass them through waivers when the infected players become healthy?
The stated reason is to give the minor leaguers playing experience in a season with no minor league games.
For the Cardinals, this group includes 2020 draftees Masyn Winn and Jordan Walker.
(I do believe your broader question of a more relaxed 40-man roster in 2020 has merit, as well.)August 1, 2020 at 12:16 pm #134252gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Yeah I heard someone on the radio yesterday basically say “what is the big deal of having a few players infected when each team has 30 other players to choose from? They should just play on.”
That is just not the correct way to look at it because the teams really don’t have 30 other players to choose from. They only have a a few players to choose from who are on the 40 man roster.August 1, 2020 at 12:31 pm #134253
Yeah I heard someone on the radio yesterday basically say…
They only have a a few players to choose from who are on the 40 man roster.
1) Well, a lot of things are said on the radio that are misinformed. That was one.
2) The “few” is actually up to 10. 40 (if the roster is full) minus the 30 active (minus any 10-day IL players).August 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm #1342541964cardsParticipantPaid - Annual
I hope MLB can turn this around. However, I am very concerned that they will not be able to. The lack of a consistent approach in dealing with the virus across states coupled with inadequate testing of the general public complicates the situation (capacity and turnaround). The chance of inadvertent exposure is real and I am hoping this is the case (versus not following the protocol). Once the virus is in the Petry Dish all bets are off.August 1, 2020 at 1:14 pm #134256bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
I admire MLB for giving it a go, but this may not be able to continue. Once the virus catches on, so to speak, it seems to burn like a wildfire.
It will be interesting to see if the NBA has the same issue. Everyone is in one place, so on the one hand it is easier to control. But then if cases start to come up, it will be the entire league that is potentially impacted.August 1, 2020 at 1:27 pm #134258mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
I think this has been brought up before, but I’m wondering how cancelling the season will effect vesting options like the ones Andrew Miller and Carpenter have.August 1, 2020 at 1:45 pm #134259
Comissioner Rob Manfred tells me “We are playing. The players need to be better, but I am not a quitter in general and there is no reason to quit now. We have had to be fluid, but it is manageable.”
— Karl Ravech (@karlravechespn) August 1, 2020August 1, 2020 at 1:48 pm #134260
I think this has been brought up before, but I’m wondering how cancelling the season will effect vesting options like the ones Andrew Miller and Carpenter have.
It was to be a straight pro-ration, but with just five games played, for example, the numbers would not make sense. This is one more thing the two sides would have to renegotiate if the season is stopped for good.August 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm #134261mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
I guess they will have to know the results of the rest of the tests before they can tell everyone if tomorrow’s games are still on.August 1, 2020 at 2:35 pm #134262
The full MLB press release is on our home page.
The following is information on the recent positive test results in Major League Baseball:
· St. Louis Cardinals: After two Cardinals players tested positive, the entire team was tested in Milwaukee yesterday using a rapid COVID-19 test and saliva samples also were sent to an MLB laboratory. The rapid tests indicated that one additional Cardinals player and multiple staff members may be positive. The results from the MLB PCR saliva tests will not be available until later in the day. Based on the results of the rapid tests conducted in Milwaukee, tonight’s scheduled game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cardinals at Miller Park has been postponed. We will provide additional updates as information becomes available.August 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm #134276August 1, 2020 at 6:03 pm #134277
Mo is meeting with the media tonight at 7 pm, so there will be more updates later.
P.S. I would put high odds on the team not using those hotel reservations in Detroit tomorrow and Monday nights…August 1, 2020 at 7:32 pm #134283August 1, 2020 at 8:19 pm #134292Euro DandyParticipantFree
“No plan survives first contact with the enemy.”
Conjures up images of Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Moltke, Napoleon, Eisenhower, Manfred, et al.August 1, 2020 at 10:24 pm #134294TinkyParticipantFree
We took a left hook to the chin. I’ve seen nothing to make me believe it was a haymaker. The Phillies proved you can play a 3 game series with a semi-totally infected team and not contract the virus. The game itself is not a vector of transmission. Tighten up the clubhouse, hotels, and plane rides. Take a deep breath, handle the rescheduling issues and play on!August 2, 2020 at 10:28 am #134300
Recall that the Cardinals plan to utilize the visitors clubhouse in Detroit starting tomorrow…
Joey Votto self-reported symptoms this morning, according to a source, but he has not tested positive for COVID-19. It's raining in Detroit, but they're still scheduled to play a doubleheader. #Reds https://t.co/E1fxdqH3uh
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) August 2, 2020
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