After a contentious week of “discussions” between the MLB and MLBPA, it’s looking less and less likely that the two groups are going to come to an agreement that will result in any type of recognizable season.
At this point, I have to ask the question: would you rather see a 50 game season, or no season at all?
Would you rather have a 50-game season or a scrapped season?
This poll is closed
- Ken Rosenthal asks what the new solidarity of the players union means going forward? (The Athletic subscription required.)
- At Baseball Prospectus, Rob Mains wishes he had the problems of wealthy baseball team owners.
- Talking about the viability of sports teams is a popular topic this week, as Ben Clemens tells us how to make $750 million easily.
- Meanwhile, MLB has landed a billion-dollar postseason broadcasting deal, writes Andrew Marchand.
- Former Tigers great Willie Horton talks to Peter Gammons about progress and respect. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- Gary Sheffield shared his experience with police brutality, in a story by Mark Feinsand.
- A player and pitching coach have tested positive for coronavirus, according to Joel Sherman.
- Fergie Jenkins looks back on a great moment in his Cubs tenure that got immortalized. (He did not beat the tag)
Air Fergie! What happens when a certain 6’5 Pitcher try’s to score from 1st base on a double? You end up on the catchers baseball card the next year! ♂️ pic.twitter.com/dMA4inp0XL— Fergie Jenkins (@fergieajenkins) June 14, 2020
- Wick Terrell of our Reds sister site Red Reporter had some fun creating names for an all-player expansion league.
- At least someone is getting baseball, as the independent American Association league is set to start play on July 3. (sad personal side note, my hometown team the Goldeyes is in this league, but won’t be playing in Winnipeg this year.)
- In a bit of news from last week, apparently a man broke into Miller Park because he wanted to carve his name in the outfield with the tractor; story by Elliot Hughes.
- Marc Carig has the story of the Four Aces of the 1990 draft for the Oakland A’s. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- In a story all Cubs fans are familiar with, Jay Jaffe revisits the 1998 home run chase.
- Eno Sarris asks a very good question: is an 80-game season more legitimate than a 50-game one? (The Athletic subscription required.)
- New York Daily News isn’t holding back on the current situation.
Our @NYDNSports back page: MLB keeps making same unacceptable offer to players in what seems like bad-faith attempt to run out clock and impose shorter season. @MLB @MLB_PLAYERS @BauerOutage @TheCUTCH22 @RGrich15 -- https://t.co/F4Uk0Y8PbZ pic.twitter.com/lcCqxlcTzy— Tom Biersdorfer (@TomBiersdorfer) June 13, 2020
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.