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There is really not a whole lot of baseball news today other than the deal reached between MLB and MLBPA concerning issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. A deal is now in place between MLB and the MLBPA that the season, if it happens, will last as long as necessary to complete some semblance of a full season. There will also be guaranteed service time and salary advances. See also the detailed ESPN analysis of the deal.
Bleacher Report thinks the Angels will be in the hunt for a wild card berth. It’s not news. It’s opinion, but it’s a fun opinion.
The luxury tax status will not reset if the 2020 season is cancelled.
Chris Sale had his Tommy John surgery on his birthday Monday. Is it ethically wrong for pitchers to get TJ right now? Evan Gattis comes up with the tone deaf baseball tweet of the day.
Today’s COVID-19/Baseball Report
Two Cubs employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and one is hospitalized. Meanwhile three Japanese baseball players on the Hanshin Tigers have also tested positive for coronavirus.
Just for Designerguy….
The sign says “No Shirt. No Shoes. No Service”. It doesn’t say anything about pants. So there.
“No one cared who I was until I took off the pants”
Whoa, way wrong to have elective surgery at this time, just a sign of a pro athlete and a high priced doctor acknowledging that they are indeed special. Surgery gowns and masks are at a premium currently to be used on Coronavirus patients for front line workers. this story is again showing misplaced values. The bed space, equipment, personnel, are being misused. Not enough masks to go around to get to even grocery check out line workers. People should not be exposed at this time so one “I am special” person can have a surgery now instead of in another 2 months with nothing changing for that individual except they return to entertain us 2 months quicker.. This just is flat out wrong. Fuck ’em (March Usage)
I could not agree more. It’s a use of supplies and personnel that are desperately needed elsewhere.
If I were a pitcher needing TJ, I don’t think I would voluntarily walk into a hospital right now. The risk of exposure is just too high. It’s just a game.
Dr. Andrews just suspended TJ surgeries for his practice.
Allow me to sit on the fence for this one. I think the key is what we define as elective.
Just my armchair hot take.