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.
One expected change for the 2020 season is on hold, the restriction of position players pitching will not yet be implemented.
Not like the Rockies were going to contend this season anyway, right?
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.
It’s all about the fine print and where teams and players have some wiggle room.
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
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.