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Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 12:34 pm
by InvincibleCakeEater
Magneto2.0 wrote:
June 29 20, 12:07 pm
Mike Leake is the first player to opt out for the 2020 season.
Cards were on the hook for 4 mil on him this year, or whatever that is prorated. DeWitt’s gotta be pretty happy.

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 1:17 pm
by InvincibleCakeEater
Joe Ross and Ryan Zimmerman have also opted out.

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 1:25 pm
by mikechamp
I can't say I care enough to spin up a poll, but if someone wants to, go for it:

Since their wives are pregnant, will Trout and/or Harper opt out?

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 1:36 pm
by mikechamp
How is this supposed to work? I mean, I get the intent, but logistically and structurally? Am I overthinking this?
Major League Baseball Formally Announces Rule Changes For 2020 Season
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Procedures for Health and Safety
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  • Clubs must provide expanded dugout and bullpen space at their ballparks.
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/06/ ... ocols.html

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 3:52 pm
by heyzeus
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
June 29 20, 12:34 pm
Magneto2.0 wrote:
June 29 20, 12:07 pm
Mike Leake is the first player to opt out for the 2020 season.
Cards were on the hook for 4 mil on him this year, or whatever that is prorated. DeWitt’s gotta be pretty happy.
I read there are certain situations where the player still gets paid. If he's sitting out because of a personal underlying health condition, paid. If it's for a family member's medical condition, not paid.

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 7:50 pm
by cardsfantx
heyzeus wrote:
June 29 20, 3:52 pm
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
June 29 20, 12:34 pm
Magneto2.0 wrote:
June 29 20, 12:07 pm
Mike Leake is the first player to opt out for the 2020 season.
Cards were on the hook for 4 mil on him this year, or whatever that is prorated. DeWitt’s gotta be pretty happy.
I read there are certain situations where the player still gets paid. If he's sitting out because of a personal underlying health condition, paid. If it's for a family member's medical condition, not paid.
Yeah, they do. Jordan Hicks for example would still be paid if he decided to sit out. Rizzo also I’m assuming as he’s a cancer survivor.

Leake doesn’t have anything that I’m aware of, so we’d be off the hook if not.

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 8:32 pm
by JoeMcKim
Jordan Hicks should be healthy by now since he was always expected back around the All Star break which is only about a week and half away from when that was supposed to be.

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 8:44 pm
by Jocephus
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have "had one positive COVID-19 test so far."

The positive test came out of the entry screening process for the team's planned summer camp at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. All players in the Cardinals' initial player pool are due to arrive by Wednesday and the first workout is scheduled for Friday. More positives could be coming. Goold says the Cardinals are following the procedure of re-testing and self-quarantine with the individual who was diagnosed.
Source: Derrick Goold on Twitter
Jun 29, 2020, 9:56 PM ET
Ian Desmond announced on Instagram on Monday that he will not participate in MLB's planned 60-game season.

He is the fourth player to opt out, joining Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Nationals and Mike Leake of the Diamondbacks. Desmond cited both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement among his reasons for sitting this year. His wife is pregnant with the couple's fifth child. From a fantasy perspective, the absence of Desmond in Colorado could mean a better shot at an everyday role for sleeper Sam Hilliard.
Source: Ian Desmond on Instagram
Jun 29, 2020, 10:14 PM ET
Minor League Baseball is expected to make an announcement within the next 24 hours about the fate of the 2020 season.

It has been obvious for months now that all MiLB seasons will be canceled, and that should be made official after a meeting of Minor League Baseball’s board of trustees on Tuesday. Evan Drellich of The Athletic writes Monday that MLB teams "are going to extraordinary lengths in an attempt to ensure the safety of players and personnel involved with the sport, and those kinds of resources are not available to minor league clubs." Also, MiLB teams don't have the kind of high-dollar media deals that can provide revenue in the absence of fans. Many minor league players are expected to get clearance to join independent leagues this summer.
Source: The Athletic
Jun 29, 2020, 7:21 PM ET

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 9:22 pm
by InvincibleCakeEater
Desmond's Instagram post is required reading. Damn.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CCCp7aSptTr ... bopmxm95hk

Re: Coronavirus and the 2020 Season (Season Postponed, pg3)

Posted: June 29 20, 11:41 pm
by cardsfantx
JoeMcKim wrote:
June 29 20, 8:32 pm
Jordan Hicks should be healthy by now since he was always expected back around the All Star break which is only about a week and half away from when that was supposed to be.
I meant he could still sit out/still get paid as he’s a type 1 diabetic