2019 Official MLB Season Thread vol: Delayed

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What’s more likely, the season being cancelled or a player being christened “Mr. December” this year?
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year, part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner’s officer and the players’ association.

If there’s no season because of the new coronavirus, the agreement would credit major leaguers with the same service time this year that they earned in 2019, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing.

Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman, George Springer, and JT Realmuto also would be eligible for free agency, even if the season is canceled.
 

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no that’s not what they did. Red Sox got prospects in return. Not a rental like mookie.
You know what I am saying. And this has nothing to do with it being the Dodgers who I dislike. The Redsox should be ashamed at themselves for making that deal (unless they know for certain Mookie is coming back).

Sucks for the Dodgers, but in all reality, they didnt give up much in terms of value. We all know this was a salary dump. The prospects were secondary.
 
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You know what I am saying. And this has nothing to do with it being the Dodgers who I dislike. The Redsox should be ashamed at themselves for making that deal (unless they know for certain Mookie is coming back).

Sucks for the Dodgers, but in all reality, they didnt give up much in terms of value. We all know this was a salary dump. The prospects were secondary.
Trading Mookie was dumb (everyone knows that)... but it has nothing to do with the prospect of the Dodgers losing what was supposed to be at least a rental to get them over the hump and possibly a long term signing, potentially leaving without playing a single game. Meanwhile, they'd still be stuck with Price and his contract :lol:
 
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No regrets for someone the caliber of Mookie. Who knows? Maybe he ends up signing an extension for more guaranteed money because of the current pandemic instead of waiting it out like originally planned..

Wouldn’t be mad if he didn’t though.
 
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No regrets for someone the caliber of Mookie. Who knows? Maybe he ends up signing an extension for more guaranteed money because of the current pandemic instead of waiting it out like originally planned..

Wouldn’t be mad if he didn’t though.
Yeah it was a no brainer trade for LA. I don't think anyone denies that. No one predicted this mess (unfortunately).
 
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Just doing some random perusing and it's crazy and kinda under the radar due to Bonds and McGwire that Sosa had over 60 HRs in 3 different seasons. Wild.

In '99 after his 66 HRs in '98 and winning MVP, he hit 63 and was 9th in MVP voting. :lol:

That must've been the precipice of the steroids being brought to light. Had to be.
 
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His 5 year run was absurd.

66
63
50
64
49

And somehow, the 50 and 49 were his league leading years. :lol:
It's a damn shame the stigmatization of that era because he was so damn great. Career arch similar to Bonds, actually, but those Cubbies teams he was on early didnt get the shine that Bonds' Pirates did.
 
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