Daily Duce: Marcus Stroman manipulates his own service time, MLB considers a bubble for playoffs, and more!


The big news this week is that Marcus Stroman became the second Met — along with Yoenis Cespedes — to opt-out of the 2020 season.
Stroman, who had yet to make a start this season for the Mets as he’s been rehabbing a left calf tear, stated that his decision ultimately came down to ensuring the health and safety of his family.
“It ended up being a collective family decision for me, something that has been weighing on me daily,” Stroman said. “I ended up sitting with my family and assessing the possibilities and realizing there’s just too many uncertainties, too many unknowns right now to go out there. It’s really putting the health for my family and myself first and foremost.”
Just like with every other player who has opted out thus far, you really can’t blame Stroman at all. I mean, take a look at Eduardo Rodriguez, who is now suffering from a heart condition due to complications from COVID-19. And given how we’ve seen teams like the Marlins and Cardinals not take the pandemic seriously at all, players absolutely have a right to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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