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Snake Bytes: 6/24 - The Return of Baseball Announced

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MLB anad the MLBPA have come to an agreement to start the season.

MLB Announces 2020 Season

Rob Manfred retained enough support among owners and has now imposed a 60-game season. Players are to report for training by July 1. Games are to resume the weekend of July 24. The 60 games will be played in 66 day.

2020 Season FAQ

One expected change for the 2020 season is on hold, the restriction of position players pitching will not yet be implemented.

Charlie Blackmon, Two Other Rockies Players Test Positive

Not like the Rockies were going to contend this season anyway, right?

Hurdles Cleared, Health/Safety Protocols Being Addressed

Remember all that back-and-forth over what was actually agreed upon or not when it came to starting the season? Well, we are getting some of that in the health and safety protocols. Don’t expect that to stop the season though.

2020 Season Details Complicated

It’s all about the fine print and where teams and players have some wiggle room.

Stacking Up the NL DH Options

Somehow, I don’t see Jake Lamb finishing the 60-game season as Arizona’s primary DH, not with expanded rosters.

Greinke or Bumgarner (The Athletic)

Would you rather have:
Zack Greinke for two years and $64 million

or

Madison Bumgarner for five years and $85 million
Seth Beer, Corbin Martin, J.B. Bukauskas and Josh Rojas
Two-thirds of Greinke’s deal off the books

Zach Buchanan tries to answer this while focusing on the two primaries.