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  • Will the 2021 MLB Season be delayed?

    https://theathletic.com/2298753/2021...ng-start-time/

    Athletic lays out the landscape. Players want to play 162, owners want to delay until May, the Athletic thinks the players have the upper hand.
    "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
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  • #2
    With what's going on in Arizona, I don't see how spring training will start on time.

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    • #3
      Read something tonight where MLB issued a statement that spring training and the season will start on time. They'll be playing 162 games unless some sort of agreement is reached with the MLBPA to change things. Story said MLB does not want to cause any disruptions given the CBA is up after this year. The players obviously want a full 162 game season in order to get full salaries. Owners would like to dfelay to May 1 in order to get more people vaccinated and possibly have fans in the stands but that is subject to an agreement with the union which probably isn't coming.

      If I remember right the story was at MLB Trade Rumors.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lipman 1 View Post
        Read something tonight where MLB issued a statement that spring training and the season will start on time. They'll be playing 162 games unless some sort of agreement is reached with the MLBPA to change things. Story said MLB does not want to cause any disruptions given the CBA is up after this year. The players obviously want a full 162 game season in order to get full salaries. Owners would like to dfelay to May 1 in order to get more people vaccinated and possibly have fans in the stands but that is subject to an agreement with the union which probably isn't coming.

        If I remember right the story was at MLB Trade Rumors.
        Seriously, I don't see how teams will be able to begin spring training on time in Arizona.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TDog View Post

          Seriously, I don't see how teams will be able to begin spring training on time in Arizona.
          If you watch MLB television, the crawl with upcoming dates lists Feb 15 and Feb 17 as the dates players voluntarily report to SP. Never saw that word before. Several players are already in Arizona doing baseball work (it was reported today that Madrigal is there doing baseball activities).

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          • #6
            Baseball America reports that MLB is planning a two-stage spring training.

            The first stage would be for MLB clubs’ anticipated active roster and AAA squads.

            The second stage would be for organizations’ AA and A players. This would necessitate a delay in starting AA, A+, and A level minor league seasons.
            MLB sent a memo to minor league teams on Monday informing them that the 2021 minor league season at Double-A and Class A will be delayed.

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