The Angels will furlough non-playing employees on June 1. This includes people who are involved in baseball operations. If there wasn’t already pressure on both sides to get an agreement to start baseball again, there sure will be now. We’ll see what happens.
Calcaterra posits that the discussions are getting tougher.
MLB Trade Rumors is running a little experiment for Angel fans. They want to know which Angels you would protect in an expansion draft. After removing pending Free Agents, MLBTR automatically protects Trout, Rendon, Upton, Pujols, Ohtani, Adell, and Canning. We as fans are left to choose eight remaining players from a pool of non-prospects. Without too much thought, I chose to protect Barria, Bundy, Buttrey, Fletcher, Rengifo, Robles, Sandoval, and Suarez. Here’s the direct link to the poll.
Mike Trout’s rookie card sells for $900K! I do not have that kind of cash, so it clearly was not me.
CBS wonders if there will be MLB expansion in the near future to try and recoup losses.