Daily Duce: Bigger post-season? No draft? Pro-rated service time? The ripple effects of MLB’s COVID-19 play stoppage


Yesterday marked the first day of spring. It doesn’t feel like spring.
Everybody is cooped up inside in order to ease the spread of COVID-19, wondering how long it’ll be until things become normal again.
In the grand scheme of things, baseball is incredibly low on the list of things that actually matter. But for those of us who love this silly sport, those of us who wait around through the dark, cold days of winter, staring out the window, waiting for the snow to melt and for baseball to signal warmer, better times, baseball’s hiatus has been another depressing ramification of the pandemic.
Last week, Major League Baseball announced that spring training would be cancelled and that Opening Day would be pushed back for a couple of weeks. On Monday, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention restricted gatherings of 50 or more people for 60 days, MLB announced that the season won’t get started until at least mid-May. At this point, that even seems wildly optimistic.
So, what now? All we can do is wait. And, of course, stay inside, wash our hands, and be careful.
But while the NHL …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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