Source: MLB and the MLBPA have worked toward a potential agreement over the last 10 days, acknowledging the inevitability of a shortened season that both parties hope would begin by early June and would guarantee players a prorated salary that would depend on the number of games played, according to sources. Multiple players told ESPN they are willing to play a significant number of doubleheaders — as many as two a week — to make up for lost games and try to get as close to a full 162-game schedule as possible.
Well first things first. That would be pretty cool if we can try to make this as close to 162 games as possible with double-headers it would be really fun for the fans. And according to Passan players would be down for this. Back in the day this was normal and it would be pretty awesome to have it back to a normal thing for one more year.
The latest on the state of MLB, packed with news, including:
– MLB/MLBPA deal coming together
– Teams pledging to pay employees
– Potential start dates
– Minor league pay
– Doubleheaders galore
– Neutral-site playoff potential
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 25, 2020
While the sides have discussed a myriad of options for a potential season, both agree that if necessary, regular-season games could stretch into October and playoff games could be played at neutral sites in November, either in warm-weather cities or, if federal officials allow indoor events, domed stadiums, according to sources. Expanded-playoff scenarios have been under discussion but are likely to be settled as the scope of the coronavirus outbreak becomes clearer and a firm outline of a championship season is set, sources said.
Now this would be pretty awesome. Instead of having the World Series in a cold ass city in November we can have it somewhere warm, tropical, or even indoors. My vote is just play the World Series in Miami and my other vote is make sure that no matter what happens do not play the World Series in Tampa.