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Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #125: April 29, 2020, 02:53:43 PM »
Manfred would nut himself if he got a Yankees Red Sox World Series

ESPN might collapse in on itself from the collective simultaneous orgasm of its executives.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #126: April 29, 2020, 03:32:10 PM »
ESPN might collapse in on itself from the collective simultaneous orgasm of its executives.
Don’t forget Fox.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #127: May 04, 2020, 06:33:13 PM »
Trevor Plouffe tweets:

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Want some good baseball news??

I just heard from multiple sources that on June 10th,  Spring Training 2 will start. July 1st will be Opening Day and all teams will be playing at their home ballparks.

We’ll be discussing it in full on the next @TalkinBaseball_

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #128: May 04, 2020, 07:08:31 PM »
Here is an article about it--still seems like lots to do in order to have an actual plan in place.

https://www.dodgersnation.com/mlb-news-trevor-plouffe-confirms-a-likely-july-start-date/2020/05/04/

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #129: May 05, 2020, 05:37:38 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/opinion/scott-boras-mlb-baseball-coronavirus.html

Boras pushes for a staged reopening.  Still, what happens the first time a player in training camp tests positive?

Offline Five Banners

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #130: May 05, 2020, 05:40:21 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/opinion/scott-boras-mlb-baseball-coronavirus.html

Boras pushes for a staged reopening.  Still, what happens the first time a player in training camp tests positive?

depends on if they're a Boras client

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #131: May 05, 2020, 05:43:13 PM »
depends on if they're a Boras client

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Offline Duke of Earl

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #132: May 06, 2020, 03:19:23 PM »
Trevor Plouffe tweets:

July 1st will be Opening Day and all teams will be playing at their home ballparks.



I would expect that half the teams would be playing away.



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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #133: May 06, 2020, 03:19:50 PM »
I would expect that half the teams would be playing away.

Social distancing bro.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #134: May 09, 2020, 05:14:48 PM »
Interesting article regarding how some players do better than others due to deferred money and bonuses etc.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/29142101/mlb-return-2020-some-players-financial-stakes-higher-others

If Rendon had stayed he maybe would have ended up keeping a lot more of that contract.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #136: May 10, 2020, 01:16:56 PM »
more on the framework being discussed, essentially a 78-82 game season with expanded playoffs and teams only playing in their own regions to eliminate travel.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #137: May 11, 2020, 10:38:56 AM »
Owners voting on a revenue sharing plan today that's based on a resumption of games in July, potentially without fans:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/05/11/mlb-owners-vote-historic-revenue-sharing-plan-amid-coronavirus/3107614001/

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #138: May 11, 2020, 11:11:26 AM »
I don’t see why the players would agree after already agreeing to a big cut

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #139: May 11, 2020, 05:27:56 PM »
I don’t see why the players would agree after already agreeing to a big cut

I'm not sure what choice they have.

Rosenthal just tweeted out that the owners have approved the proposal and are meeting with the union tomorrow

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #140: May 11, 2020, 06:15:27 PM »
I'm not sure what choice they have.

Reminding the league that they have a deal :shrug:

Offline Duke of Earl

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #141: May 11, 2020, 06:25:37 PM »
Owners voting on a revenue sharing plan today that's based on a resumption of games in July, potentially without fans:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/05/11/mlb-owners-vote-historic-revenue-sharing-plan-amid-coronavirus/3107614001/
So, we would play Mets, Phils, Braves, Marlins, Orioles, Yankees, Rays ....  what about the Red Sox?  Jays (probably not)

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #142: May 11, 2020, 06:36:40 PM »
Reminding the league that they have a deal :shrug:
Need to play to get paid.   I'm sure some compromises can be made.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #143: May 11, 2020, 06:37:13 PM »
So, we would play Mets, Phils, Braves, Marlins, Orioles, Yankees, Rays ....  what about the Red Sox?  Jays (probably not)
I thought it included all the NL and AL East teams.  But I'm sure its fluid. 

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #144: May 11, 2020, 06:43:35 PM »
Need to play to get paid.   I'm sure some compromises can be made.

They already already agreed to halve salaries- need to generate revenue to service stadium debt- it works both ways


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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #146: May 11, 2020, 06:45:32 PM »
They already already agreed to halve salaries- need to generate revenue to service stadium debt- it works both ways
Most owners are better prepared to survive a year off. They don't rely on baseball to make their money.  Players do.   Just the way it is. 

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #147: May 11, 2020, 06:48:55 PM »
Most owners are better prepared to survive a year off. They don't rely on baseball to make their money.  Players do.   Just the way it is. 

Lots of owners have primary businesses suffering too and really nice stadiums with large notes attached

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #148: May 11, 2020, 06:50:01 PM »
Lots of owners have primary businesses suffering too and really nice stadiums with large notes attached
They're rich--their debt will be worked out.  That's how the system works. 

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #149: May 11, 2020, 06:52:41 PM »
Maybe yes, maybe no- would it shock anyone if a couple of major sports franchises end up in chapter 11?The same can be said of a lot of baseball players- the mlbpa screwed up royally by agreeing to the initial compromise without any assurances- I doubt they’re in a mood to deal