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Play Ball? 2020 and the MLB Season

 
 
Reply Wed 24 Jun, 2020 07:36 am
MLBPA, owners clear final hurdles; players set to report to camps July 1

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If it can, MLB in 2020 will look radically different:

Teams will play their four divisional opponents 10 times and each of the five interleague opponents in the same geographical area four games apiece.

The National League will use a designated hitter.

In extra innings, teams will begin with a runner on second base.

The trade deadline will be Aug. 31, less than a month before the regular season is scheduled to end.

Rosters will start at 30 men for the first two weeks then go to 28 for the next two weeks and stay at 26 for the remainder of the season.

Teams will have a taxi squad that allows them to have as many as 60 players available to play in major league games.

There will be a COVID-19 injured list with no minimum or maximum length of time spent on it, while standard injured list stints will be for 10 days and the typical 60-day stint will instead be for 45 days.



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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jun, 2020 10:00 am
@tsarstepan,
Bizarre rules, particularly extra innings with a man on 2nd base. WTF.

Good to see NL using the DH, though.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jun, 2020 11:43 am
@Ragman,
They explain that it's a handicap against extra innings or overly long games. That it's to help prevent overly exerting and exhausting the players to that kind of degree.
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jun, 2020 11:53 am
@tsarstepan,
Argh, the humanity! Worst tragedy since the Hindenburg exploded.

What they should’ve done is used a damned pitch stopwatch ...say limited to 30 seconds tops for each pitch. That’ll move the game along.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jun, 2020 11:59 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Argh, the humanity! Worst tragedy since the Hindenburg exploded.

Did you forget that we're in the middle of a pandemic and small changes like this help mitigate the players' risks (if to a small degree)?

I don't know why they don't bring in the pitch clock other than the players union.

MLB reportedly offers to postpone pitch clock until 2022
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jun, 2020 12:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
Kidding..
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2020 05:44 am
@Ragman,

what's the over-under on when somebody breaks the "no spitting" rule?

old habits are hard to break...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2020 07:02 am

from today's globe...


https://i.imgur.com/7tVus6Y.jpg
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2020 07:29 am
@Region Philbis,
Hopefully the ban finally gets chewing tobacco out of the majors for good.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2020 11:58 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Bizarre rules, particularly extra innings with a man on 2nd base. WTF.

Good to see NL using the DH, though.


The extra innings - sounds like little league or youth softball rules.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 30 Jun, 2020 03:09 pm
@Linkat,
https://imgur.com/soQv2e6.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 09:07 am
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Players who have tested positive for COVID-19

Willians Astudillo, C, Minnesota Twins

Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies

Genesis Cabrera, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals

Luis Cessa, RHP, New York Yankees

Edwar Colina, RHP, Minnesota Twins

Delino Deshields Jr., OF, Cleveland Indians

Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins

Darwinzon Hernandez, LHP, Boston Red Sox

Pete Kozma, INF, Atlanta Braves

DJ LeMahieu, INF, New York Yankees

Brett Martin, LHP, Texas Rangers

Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals

Tommy Pham, OF, San Diego Padres

Ricardo Sanchez, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals

Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins

Will Smith, LHP, Atlanta Braves

Josh Taylor, LHP, Boston Red Sox

Touki Toussaint, RHP, Atlanta Braves

Players who have voluntarily opted out of 2020 season

Ian Desmond, OF, Colorado Rockies

Felix Hernandez, RHP, Atlanta Braves

Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

David Price, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

Joe Ross, RHP, Washington Nationals

Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals
(source)
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