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 Post subject: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:47 pm 
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Thought a new thread might make sense here. I know traffic is light on the other teams forum.

Old friend Mazza getting called up by the Red Sox. He'll replace Lucroy, who was "removed" from their roster.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 pm 
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MLBTR: Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has reversed course on his choice to opt out of the 2020 season, David O’Brien of The Athletic was among those to report on Twitter. He will re-join the team, though his precise timeline for returning to active duty is not yet known.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:32 pm 
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MLBTR: It appears that the recent run of COVID-19 infections within the Marlins organization has prompted further contemplation of rules changes. The MLB Players’ Association has reached out to its members to gauge their sentiment regarding a few potential tweaks, per Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic (Twitter links).

Most notably, it appears the union has discussed with the league the possibility of keeping the 30-man active roster in effect all season long. The plan had been for it to ramp down to 26 players over the course of the campaign. But there’s now consideration of maintaining maximum flexibility for the entirety of the season.

The idea here, presumably, would be to make it easier for teams to manage workloads and deal with any coronavirus-related matters that arise. With more players to work with, for example, it’s easier to be proactive with isolating anyone who may have experienced possible transmission.

The other potential modification relates to doubleheaders. It’s possible the league could utilize a pair of seven-inning games or a regular nine-inning contest followed by a shorter, seven-inning affair. That would make it easier to squeeze in twin bills, as may well be needed to accommodate the scheduling modifications that have already proven necessary.

In both cases, the matters appear only to be under consideration at this time. Ghiroli cautions that “no firm decisions” have been reached just yet.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:49 pm 
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yalikeMetroplitans wrote:
MLBTR: It appears that the recent run of COVID-19 infections within the Marlins organization has prompted further contemplation of rules changes. The MLB Players’ Association has reached out to its members to gauge their sentiment regarding a few potential tweaks, per Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic (Twitter links).

Most notably, it appears the union has discussed with the league the possibility of keeping the 30-man active roster in effect all season long. The plan had been for it to ramp down to 26 players over the course of the campaign. But there’s now consideration of maintaining maximum flexibility for the entirety of the season.

The idea here, presumably, would be to make it easier for teams to manage workloads and deal with any coronavirus-related matters that arise. With more players to work with, for example, it’s easier to be proactive with isolating anyone who may have experienced possible transmission.

The other potential modification relates to doubleheaders. It’s possible the league could utilize a pair of seven-inning games or a regular nine-inning contest followed by a shorter, seven-inning affair. That would make it easier to squeeze in twin bills, as may well be needed to accommodate the scheduling modifications that have already proven necessary.

In both cases, the matters appear only to be under consideration at this time. Ghiroli cautions that “no firm decisions” have been reached just yet.


I think these are both great ideas.

We could have a mess at season's end with teams missing the playoffs with a higher WPCT than teams that made the playoffs, so MLB should try to get in as many games as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:50 pm 
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yalikeMetroplitans wrote:
MLBTR: Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has reversed course on his choice to opt out of the 2020 season, David O’Brien of The Athletic was among those to report on Twitter. He will re-join the team, though his precise timeline for returning to active duty is not yet known.


I thought MLB ruled that if a player opts out, then they are ineligible to play.

This is interesting, and I wonder if teams can make some private deals with their opted-out players to get them as late season additions.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:03 pm 
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Metsfan980 wrote:
yalikeMetroplitans wrote:
MLBTR: It appears that the recent run of COVID-19 infections within the Marlins organization has prompted further contemplation of rules changes. The MLB Players’ Association has reached out to its members to gauge their sentiment regarding a few potential tweaks, per Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic (Twitter links).

Most notably, it appears the union has discussed with the league the possibility of keeping the 30-man active roster in effect all season long. The plan had been for it to ramp down to 26 players over the course of the campaign. But there’s now consideration of maintaining maximum flexibility for the entirety of the season.

The idea here, presumably, would be to make it easier for teams to manage workloads and deal with any coronavirus-related matters that arise. With more players to work with, for example, it’s easier to be proactive with isolating anyone who may have experienced possible transmission.

The other potential modification relates to doubleheaders. It’s possible the league could utilize a pair of seven-inning games or a regular nine-inning contest followed by a shorter, seven-inning affair. That would make it easier to squeeze in twin bills, as may well be needed to accommodate the scheduling modifications that have already proven necessary.

In both cases, the matters appear only to be under consideration at this time. Ghiroli cautions that “no firm decisions” have been reached just yet.


I think these are both great ideas.

We could have a mess at season's end with teams missing the playoffs with a higher WPCT than teams that made the playoffs, so MLB should try to get in as many games as possible.


Wouldn’t higher Pct determine standings?


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
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TomInNC wrote:

Wouldn’t higher Pct determine standings?

I believe that's the tentative plan now if they can't get 60 in for everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:09 pm 
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TomInNC wrote:
Metsfan980 wrote:
yalikeMetroplitans wrote:
MLBTR: It appears that the recent run of COVID-19 infections within the Marlins organization has prompted further contemplation of rules changes. The MLB Players’ Association has reached out to its members to gauge their sentiment regarding a few potential tweaks, per Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic (Twitter links).

Most notably, it appears the union has discussed with the league the possibility of keeping the 30-man active roster in effect all season long. The plan had been for it to ramp down to 26 players over the course of the campaign. But there’s now consideration of maintaining maximum flexibility for the entirety of the season.

The idea here, presumably, would be to make it easier for teams to manage workloads and deal with any coronavirus-related matters that arise. With more players to work with, for example, it’s easier to be proactive with isolating anyone who may have experienced possible transmission.

The other potential modification relates to doubleheaders. It’s possible the league could utilize a pair of seven-inning games or a regular nine-inning contest followed by a shorter, seven-inning affair. That would make it easier to squeeze in twin bills, as may well be needed to accommodate the scheduling modifications that have already proven necessary.

In both cases, the matters appear only to be under consideration at this time. Ghiroli cautions that “no firm decisions” have been reached just yet.


I think these are both great ideas.

We could have a mess at season's end with teams missing the playoffs with a higher WPCT than teams that made the playoffs, so MLB should try to get in as many games as possible.


Wouldn’t higher Pct determine standings?


Who deserves the 8th seed more in this scenario:

Team A: 31-29 (.517 WPCT)
Team B: 29-27 (.518 WPCT)

Team A was able to play its whole season. Team B missed 4 games because of covid positives.

If Team B makes the post season, then doesn't team A have a legitimate grievance? I don't know if MLB has figured this out already, but it's very possible that some teams are going to play more games than others this season, and MLB doesn't have time to spare at the end of the season.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:54 pm 
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Team B won a higher percentage of games on their schedule. They’re in.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:04 pm 
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TomInNC wrote:
Team B won a higher percentage of games on their schedule. They’re in.


So team B had several players contract covid, spread it to 2 other teams, missed about a week of games, and gets in the playoffs over team A, which played its full season and won more games than team B.

I think team A would be justified in being furious with your decision.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Metsfan980 wrote:
TomInNC wrote:
Team B won a higher percentage of games on their schedule. They’re in.


So team B had several players contract covid, spread it to 2 other teams, missed about a week of games, and gets in the playoffs over team A, which played its full season and won more games than team B.

I think team A would be justified in being furious with your decision.


They also lost more games. I think percentage is fair in a crazy season like this, as long as we’re not talking about playing 10-20 less games or something like that.

Not to mention that teams are sometimes left out of the playoffs with much better records than teams that make the playoffs due simply to the division they play in.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB Moves - 2020 Season
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:16 pm 
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Metsfan980 wrote:
TomInNC wrote:
Team B won a higher percentage of games on their schedule. They’re in.


So team B had several players contract covid, spread it to 2 other teams, missed about a week of games, and gets in the playoffs over team A, which played its full season and won more games than team B.

I think team A would be justified in being furious with your decision.


What if team B was the Phillies who caught it from a careless team and missed games?


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