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If the season is lost, how will it affect players?

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Question is in the title, asking because I have no idea. 

I'd imagine it will be detrimental to every team with a young roster or rebuilding teams as all lose a year of valuable progression. 

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Everyone will lose a year of progression or be a  year closer to regression. I would the teams with the youngest rosters would be affected  the least. A guy like EE might have his career ended if he takes a year off.

 

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One big question - do guys get a year of service time? Does Bryant become a free agent if there's no 2020 season?

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Another factor to mix in will be their individual work ethics. Who gets fat - who gets fit. 

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Will the guys be paid for not playing? My guess is there is no season with fans, but they could probably have some sort of tournament in late August and September unless our country is really doomed? You'd think at some point it'd be moderately safe to possibly play games with no fans before the next wave of this hits in next flu season. So would guys get full salaries for a 6 week season with no fans at games?

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4 hours ago, Texsox said:

Another factor to mix in will be their individual work ethics. Who gets fat - who gets fit. 

For sure.  I don't think the season will be cancelled but everybody that sat on their ass for two months and then has to go into camp again in May isn't going to be in peak readiness by June.

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/asia/hong-kong-coronavirus-quarantine-intl-hnk/index.html
Looking more and more possible...Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Singapore now dealing with second waves of outbreaks after letting their guards down a bit.

 

Guess Josh Donaldson’s aging faster than Grandal...haha...maybe all this time off will really help the catchers’ bodies rebound, though. 

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14 hours ago, Balta1701 said:

One big question - do guys get a year of service time? Does Bryant become a free agent if there's no 2020 season?

Well he's not a free agent after this year so no.

But to your point, I'm thinking no one gains service time since there are no games being played. So no, I don't think guys who are free agents after this season will be free agents.

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12 hours ago, Texsox said:

Another factor to mix in will be their individual work ethics. Who gets fat - who gets fit. 

Hope the White Sox players aren't following my routine because they'll be getting fat!

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I wonder if MLB players can collect unemployment. Obviously most players on MLB roster are pretty set financially. But other than those who signed big bonuses, many minor league players could be hurting with not playing if they are getting getting any compensation.  

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16 hours ago, Balta1701 said:

One big question - do guys get a year of service time? Does Bryant become a free agent if there's no 2020 season?

https://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/1965820

Union wants a year, owners counter with only if 130 games are played. 

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Going to be very interesting to see how this all plays out.

Of course, not nearly as interesting as actually watching some damn baseball.  We're less than 2 weeks into this thing and it sure doesn't seem like an end is in sight.  

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Yes, no end in site for baseball this year. 

At this point I just hope they find a vaccine for this virus so we can have a full 2021 season.

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It would suck for every team to lose a year of their window but teams at the start of their window still are in a better situation.

Sucks way more when it happens towards the end of your window, sometimes this is your only shot (like the royals when they won their WS and shortly after the team fell apart). If you lose that year (nats maybe too last year who also were more towards the end of a 5-6 year window, albeit they were already supposed to be after the window after harper left).

At least the sox will have 4-5 more chances after 2020 if 2020 doesn't happen.

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2 hours ago, ChiSox59 said:

Going to be very interesting to see how this all plays out.

Of course, not nearly as interesting as actually watching some damn baseball.  We're less than 2 weeks into this thing and it sure doesn't seem like an end is in sight.  

Crazy how this would be opening weekend and I'd be hyped through the roof and now it's hardly even a thought in the back of my mind.  Sports are important, until they're not.

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34 minutes ago, Dominikk85 said:

It would suck for every team to lose a year of their window but teams at the start of their window still are in a better situation.

Sucks way more when it happens towards the end of your window, sometimes this is your only shot (like the royals when they won their WS and shortly after the team fell apart). If you lose that year (nats maybe too last year who also were more towards the end of a 5-6 year window, albeit they were already supposed to be after the window after harper left).

At least the sox will have 4-5 more chances after 2020 if 2020 doesn't happen.

I don't think 2021 is happening either, and then you have a labor dispute upcoming after that. 

The best case scenario for all sports is to resume in the fall of 2020 with no fans, and fall of 2021 with fans. 

We're probably 18 months from sports returning. It will be too late to save the 2021 baseball season by then. 

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11 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

I don't think 2021 is happening either, and then you have a labor dispute upcoming after that. 

The best case scenario for all sports is to resume in the fall of 2020 with no fans, and fall of 2021 with fans. 

We're probably 18 months from sports returning. It will be too late to save the 2021 baseball season by then. 

That’s way way way too extreme.

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9 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

That’s way way way too extreme.

I mean, consider the source.  Dude just mentally preparing for the worst possible outcome, like he does with just about any Sox related topic.  

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8 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

That’s way way way too extreme.

That was my first reaction. At this point I wouldn't rule out anything. 

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22 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

I don't think 2021 is happening either, and then you have a labor dispute upcoming after that. 

The best case scenario for all sports is to resume in the fall of 2020 with no fans, and fall of 2021 with fans. 

We're probably 18 months from sports returning. It will be too late to save the 2021 baseball season by then. 

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16 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

That’s way way way too extreme.

If we aren't ready to play baseball in a year, that means we have WAY bigger problems than baseball.  Mankind is screwed if this lasts that long.

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1 hour ago, Jack Parkman said:

I don't think 2021 is happening either, and then you have a labor dispute upcoming after that. 

The best case scenario for all sports is to resume in the fall of 2020 with no fans, and fall of 2021 with fans. 

We're probably 18 months from sports returning. It will be too late to save the 2021 baseball season by then. 

Do you ever get tired of overreacting, apologizing, being mature for 13 minutes, overreacting, apologizing and then repeating that cycle over and over?

 

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1 hour ago, Jack Parkman said:

I don't think 2021 is happening either, and then you have a labor dispute upcoming after that. 

The best case scenario for all sports is to resume in the fall of 2020 with no fans, and fall of 2021 with fans. 

We're probably 18 months from sports returning. It will be too late to save the 2021 baseball season by then. 

China is doing much better now. They've even had days of no new cases. We must be careful, but this won't be a year long deadly virus. Hopefully by June the virus will be much weaker and we will have treatment for it. 

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23 hours ago, runtheballdown said:

Everyone will lose a year of progression or be a  year closer to regression. I would the teams with the youngest rosters would be affected  the least. A guy like EE might have his career ended if he takes a year off.

 

I was thinking a lot about EE and how he might never a play a game in a White Sox uniform. 

It would definitely be bad for a team like the White Sox with a young, developing roster. 

I do not believe the season is entirely lost, though. 

 

 

 

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