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    Ex-teammate alleges Grandal took roids in front of teammates

    Gummies laced with HGH? Yeah that isn't how it works. HGH needs to be injected I'm fairly certain.
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    Taxi Squad Candidates

    James Beard maybe?
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    Sox planning on having fans present in small amounts

    We've had possibly the strictest and longest lockdown, plus a slow, phased re-opening here in Illinois. I'm guessing you don't live here but our curve looks like what you see in Europe, not like Texas or Florida. And public health officials have had basically complete control over the re-opening process here. Comparing Illinois to states like Texas and Florida that locked down for about 10 days is pretty misguided. And obviously that are certain markers with regards to testing/cases that have to be met before attendance at outdoor sporting events here is possible. So just because the Sox plan on it, it doesn't mean it will happen. Ultimately the Illinois and City public health depts have to give the go ahead
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    Sox planning on having fans present in small amounts

    As long as our numbers in Illinois stay low/continue to decrease, I see no reason you can't have a small number of fans at games. The City and state are opening back up, and provided all the health/phase guidelines are followed, it seems some level of attendance at outdoor sporting events (I can't imagine this being allowed inside the United Center at this point), is reasonable
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    The off-site taxi squads, ability to move games around the country (depending on what the local health situation is), and likelihood of a special pool of players at the Nashville site to fill in on an emergency basis, give MLB a pretty good chance of making this thing work. Seems like all the leagues that are starting up again are acknowledging that they accept there will be positive cases, and have some form of a plan to deal with them. If people believe covid-19 needs to be completely wiped out before sports like MLB can resume, then there wouldn't be MLB for a very long time, because even experts like Fauci have said a vaccine won't be enough to eliminate it. With MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS all scheduled for late July, plus the NFL and CFB training camps set to open then, nothing that happens with MLB will be in a vacuum. My guess is either every league plays, or none do
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    Keuchel Option

    His option is for 2023
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    There's very little chance the players win any grievance, and even if they do it just means the owners will look to recoup those costs by cutting payroll in the upcoming offseason and in the next CBA negotiations, so I'm not sure it makes a huge difference either way. I really, really wish people would stop looking at these negotiations as players or owners "winning" though. Both are losing, and both are doing tremendous damage to the sport long-term out of a very short-term interest. And neither side seems to fully appreciate that covid-19, even in a good labor/economic climate, is a threat not just to this season but to the financial feasibility of MLB moving forward
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    UDFA Tracker - Signing Period has begun

    Royals, Red Sox, Phillies, and Cubs seem like they're all doing well based on the BA tracker. Also, there are a ton of college baseball players in the transfer portal right now looking for a new school. I've got to think once it gets closer to August you'll see a bunch more guys sign who haven't found a landing spot on the transfer market
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    UDFA Tracker - Signing Period has begun

    I'd advise most of these kids to go Juco and re-enter the draft next year, when it's more than 5 rounds and there aren't these spending limits.
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    What would you have rather seen from this draft?

    To be fair, the MLBPA signed off on that arrangement. As bad as Manfred is the Union has always been awful with how they've used the minors/amateur players as bargaining chips
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    UDFA dreamin'

    I'd focus on college seniors, small college/DII juniors, Juco prospects, and Puerto Rican prospects. Most of the major unsigned juniors aren't going to sign for $20k, especially with the NCAA giving them eligibility back. Guy I like is Jonathan Hughes from Georgia Tech (5th yr Sr). Should be a quick moving reliever