Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
hogan873

Will There Be a 2020 Season?

Will there be a 2020 season? And if so, what will it look like?  

147 members have voted

  1. 1. What do you THINK is going to happen?

    • Season is cancelled
      59
    • Season starts in June with all teams in AZ. No fans all season.
      10
    • Season starts in June with teams at spring training facilities. No fans all season.
      14
    • Season starts in June either in AZ or spring training sites, and limited attendance is eventually allowed by late summer
      21
    • Season starts in June/July at home parks with no fans all season
      19
    • Season starts in June/July at home parks. Limited attendance is eventually allowed by late summer.
      22
    • Another scenario...leave some comments
      2


Recommended Posts

MLB likely could have had expanded playoffs, a universal DH, and no grievance from the MLBPA if they were willing to go 5 extra games. I will never understand why they couldn't have met in the middle after the MLBPA's latest proposal and been done with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Tony said:

Manfred got what he wanted. Drag this out until there was no more time, they win. 
 

Ahh but they didn't win. Now they have a potentialbillion dollar grievance hanging over their heads, the loss of millions to the owners in expanded playoffs money all for the savings associated with 8-12 games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, DirtySox said:

 

So the union wins big. They still get 60 games (not 48) plus keep their grievance rights and deny owners the most profitable part of the earlier bargain which is the playoff expansion. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  1. Say it ain't so Joe, please say it ain't so
  2. That's not what I want to hear Joe
  3. Ain't I got a right to know
  4. Say it ain't so Joe, please say it ain't so
  5. I'm sure they're telling us lies Joe
  6. Please tell us it ain't so
  7. They told us our hero has played his trump card
  8. He doesn't know how to go on
  9. We're clinging to his charm and determined smile
  10. But the good old days are gone
  11. The image and the empire may be falling apart
  12. The money has gotten scarce
  13. One man's word held the country together
  14. But the truth is getting fierce
  15. Say it ain't so Joe, please say it ain't so
  16. We pinned our hopes on you Joe
  17. And they're ruining our show
 
Murray Head (1975)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, SoCalChiSox said:

So the union wins big. They still get 60 games (not 48) plus keep their grievance rights and deny owners the most profitable part of the earlier bargain which is the playoff expansion. 

Yep.  Players called their bluff.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, SoCalChiSox said:

So the union wins big. They still get 60 games (not 48) plus keep their grievance rights and deny owners the most profitable part of the earlier bargain which is the playoff expansion. 

Knowing this, it's hard for me to understand why they should've accepted this

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

Knowing this, it's hard for me to understand why they should've accepted this

Well Manfred has to offically mandate a 60 game season.  Anything less and he opens up grounds for a grievance which the owners obviously want no part of.  Like I said tons of pressure on Manfred.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

Knowing this, it's hard for me to understand why they should've accepted this

If they don’t at least try, there are then problems with the 2021 season due to the virus again and, after all that, acrimonious CBA discussions, the economic foundation/viability of the sport will shaken for at least 10-12 and potentially half the ownership groups.

Zero sum game.

Edited by caulfield12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So folks have speculated WHO might win a grievance, but what is the actual outcome if the players DO win a grievance? What do they get and what does it do, and likewise what's the impact if they lose it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know James and others disagree, but I want no part of a 60 game season where it’s not a matter of if, but when, a team has to take two weeks off due to an outbreak.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

Knowing this, it's hard for me to understand why they should've accepted this

The expanded playoffs, which included 2020 and 2021, was a minimum 14 games a season. That could have been sold. A universal DH could have meant more money being spent on players. Plus, it could have helped the sports public perception and an agreement could have been used as a springboard for the new CBA. But I won’t blame the players. Their 70 games had no chance, but the owners could have done the right thing and shown some grace and gone to 64 or 65, and let both parties save a little face over this fiasco.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, turnin' two said:

These are my feelings exactly.  

Yea I can get behind this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Kyyle23 said:

 

Certainly rings as empty words for this fan.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×