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Today’s top story: Why MLB’s 2021 spring training is still likely to start on time.
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Today’s Top Story: Why MLB’s 2021 spring training is still likely to start on time
Yesterday, Evan Drellich from the Athletic wrote an interesting article about why he thinks the Major League Baseball Season Spring Training will likely start on time. From the article: “All the discussions around what would be ideal for health and wellness, or what would maximize revenues, or both, can continue. But the players have been clear they won’t agree to delay the 2021 season if it means a major drop in player pay. MLB to this point has only talked to the union about a plan that would include cuts. And because those positions appear intractable, the look of the 2021 season boils down to a simple question: If neither side budges, what will happen? A collective bargaining agreement is in place. Barring a mutually agreed upon revision, and assuming MLB doesn’t have some other legal ace up its sleeve that is not readily apparent, the baseball schedule will not change ahead of time — unless it is rather literally made unplayable by a government order that would trigger the sport’s national emergency clause, such as a governor’s restrictions in Arizona or Florida. (The fact that the pandemic exists is unlikely to be enough to trigger the clause on its own, as other sports are holding their seasons presently and baseball was already played last year.)” [Click here to read the full article. Subscription Required]
Top Washington Nationals Story: Report: Washington Nationals along with other teams interested in Pitcher Alex Colomé
Over the weekend, reports emerged that the Washington Nationals are among other MLB teams are interested in Free Agent Pitcher Alex Colomé.
According to MLB Insider Robert Murray, the Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, and Houston Astros are pursuing right-hander Alex Colomé [Click here to read the full article on The Nats Report]
Podcast Alert: Check out the latest In the Clubhouse episode because Richard sat down with Washington Nationals Pitching Prospect Cade Cavalli. It was a fun discussion.
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- 1 Reason for Every MLB Fanbase to Be Optimistic in 2021 via Blecher Report
Around the NL East
New York Mets
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