MLB 2020-2021 OFF-SEASON NEWS AND RUMORS

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    should have stopped there
    anything that follows is contaminated
    akin to starting a sentence with “so after i slept with my sister...”
    carpe felix culpa
     
  2. Finski

    Finski DSP Legend

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    Wait, wait, wait a second ....

    Siblings are off limits? Who says?

    Sincerely,

    Rep. Ilhan Omar
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    but cousins are in play





    Jerry Lee Lewis shares this sentiment.



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  4. Bluezoo

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    As does HRM, Queen Elizabeth II
     
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  5. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse 2020 World Champions Staff Member Administrator

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    There’s a report that MLB has sent a proposal to the MLBPA that would delay the start of the season by a month. Some of the details believed to be in the proposal:
    • Spring training would start Mar 22, and the season would start Apr 28
    • The season would be 154 games and would end a week later than originally scheduled
    • Players would receive full pay
    • MLB is again asking for expanded playoffs (even though it has nothing to do with COVID), this time a 14-team format instead of 16-teams.
    • Universal DH
    I didn’t see info on expanded rosters, but that could also be part of the deal as they’d be squeezing more games into a shorter season.
     
  6. Gebbeth

    Gebbeth DSP Legend

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    This offer should be taken, but it won’t. I believe, to some extent, it’s designed to fracture the MLBPA base ahead of new CB negotiations. See how much appetite the union has for a fight. It paves the way for a DH permanently, expanded playoffs and playoff games permanently, but on a pay scale closer to 153 games instead of 162. Then the owners will throw how much money they’ve lost numbers at them to make the public think the owners are compromising.

    Anyway, just a guess.
     
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    100% dead on accurate, if you ask me .... which you did not ... and I don't really know shit about this anyway.

    The greed is deep with both the league and the union. They all gargle balls in my opinion.
     
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    I’ve been lead to believe the issue is over how playoff revenue is split up. Like that proposal sounds good on the surface for players, but they are publicly leaving stuff out to put pressure on the players.
     
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    @JonHeyman
    If there is a DH, Braves and possibly Dodgers are strong candidates to jump in on Nelson Cruz. Both teams love short deals with great players, even with high AAVs. Twins are still in contact and would love him back on a 1-year deal.

    This would be such an amazing move. Cruz can still rake and always performs well in the postseason.

    Too bad we don't know when a DH decision will be made
     
  10. Fall Winslow

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    Nelson Cruz of Biogenesis scandal fame

    They did employ Yasmani, though, so I guess one PED guy deserves another
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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  12. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse 2020 World Champions Staff Member Administrator

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    The MLBPA is expected to reject the proposal. On the surface there is little motivation to accept the offer, since if they reject it then the season will go forward as normal. It's my understanding that MLB doesn't have the same legal authority to stop games like they did in 2020.
     
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    Damn, I didn't know Cruz had a PED issue in the past.

    Kind of sours my interest
     
  14. Fall Winslow

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    Easy to lose track given all the scandals MLB has put out over the years

    But fuggit, I say lettem in for some image rehab. Believe he was popped in the same scandal as Braun. The Miami Biogenesis debacle. A lot of us were ready for Braun to land with LAD too....back when Puig was doing his cabbage head routine
     
  15. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    It was a while ago as in like 8 years now. The dude is still out there crushing at 40 which is definitely an eyebrow raiser for me, but he is also supposed to be a monster gym rat, so who knows. His explanation for him taking roids was weird too. He supposedly got sick and lost about 40 lbs before the season, so he took roids to build back up and was subsequently popped. 150 OPS+ since coming back compared to 114 prior to it happening. You would think that he would get tested often for those reasons. Without the certainty of the DH, would much rather go the Ozuna route, but if we landed this guy for a year or two and the DH happened, I would certainly not complain.
     
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    Most gear heads are gym rats.
     
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    so the season starts on time
    that's it for now i guess?
    no DH, no expanded playoffs?
     
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    Correct
     
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    Nelson Cruz is returning to the Twins on 1 year $13M deal.
     
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    Trevor Story ranked #1 SS in the game by the shredder? Trade value higher than ever now. He gone.
     
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