Concerns with Covid-19 Still Surround Dodgers and MLB Season

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Welcome to the last Monday without baseball for a while *

*We all hope that there won’t be any issues with starting the Major League Baseball season in the middle of the pandemic, but to me, the chances of that seem slim.

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Players, Owners Agree on Deal to Start 2020 Major League Baseball Season

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Baseball is back. Mookie Betts will play meaningful games in Dodger Blue.

Late Tuesday afternoon, after many failed attempts and halted negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball reached an agreement to start the 2020 season. Play for the year had been halted in mid-March due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 around the country and the world.

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Major League Baseball Planning on 60-Game Season in 2020

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After several months of back-and-forth negotiations, Major League Baseball announced on Monday evening that the 2020 season has been scheduled to proceed under an agreement previously reached in March between the owners and the players’ union. The announcement indicates that the owners unanimously agreed to launch the campaign after further negotiations with the players failed to result in a deal.

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MLB Players, Owners Still Haggling as Chances of Season Slip Away

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From logistics standpoint, the chances of an actual Major League Baseball season in 2020 still seem highly possible. After all, Commissioner Rob Manfred still has the ability to unilaterally mandate a shortened season per an agreement in March, coupled with the idea that teams could conceivably play wherever the hotspots of the coronavirus are not.

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Dodgers Opinions: There Shouldn’t Be a Major League Baseball Season in 2020

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While there definitely was a lot more talk and posturing this week, we are no further along in really knowing whether there will be actual baseball this season.

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MLB Owners and Players Still Worlds Apart

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At one point during the weekend, the vast majority of fans around the world were near certain they would see at least some Major League Baseball action this year.

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Players to Owners: ‘Time to Get Back to Work’

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In what has been a drawn out saga through a long spring without sports, it appears that baseball might finally be close to returning.

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Wednesday Marks Potentially Huge Day for Major League Baseball

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With the orchestration of an abbreviated amateur draft—alongside a potential favorable response from the Major League Baseball Players Association—Wednesday could mark the day of an important time in baseball, if everything falls into place nicely.

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Who Makes Next Move in MLB’s Latest Economic Negotiations?

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Considering how far apart both sides are after offering up their latest rounds of respective proposals, there’s certainly not much time left to reach an agreement if there will be some semblance of an MLB season in 2020.

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Mixed Signals Linger Around Latest Salary Negotiations

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While there still isn’t any real hard news about progress being made between the owners and players surrounding prospective 2020 salary payouts, there was a small flurry of speculation that was shared by several different sources of the media early Sunday.

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