With the White House and CDC extending social distancing restrictions on gatherings of 50 people or more to April 30, a Major League Baseball season can’t begin until June at the earliest.
A shortened season is a near-certainty, which left MLB and the players’ union to work out many logistics in terms what players will be paid and the conditions games would be played under. On Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, Pat Ryan and I went over the big points of the new agreement.
I should’ve emphasized the service time aspect of the agreement more as that could have the biggest repercussions down the line. As mentioned, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a blockbuster trade for outfielder Mookie Betts. Yet Betts might become a free agent without ever playing a game for Dodgers if a season isn’t played. Kind of wish I could do that segment over again.