Actual Baseball Stuff Only
Thursday, March 26 2020 @ 01:42 PM EDT
Contributed by: John Northey
OK, I think we need a thread for just baseball. We have the Jays GM proposing lots of doubleheaders (7 inning ones) whenever baseball comes back. Thoughts?
- #OpeningDayAtHome is trending on Twitter
- Pirates players took it upon themselves to support the local restaurant scene and support the cityís healthcare workers when buying 400 pizzas from local restaurants to feed the staff at Allegheny General Hospital
- CC Sabathiaís charity is partnering with FreshDirect to donate boxes of food to children at the Boys & Girls Club in the Bron
- MLB, MLBPA Agree On Framework Of 2020 Draft : The notable changes would include pushing the draft back from early June
to sometime in July, cutting the event to anywhere from five to ten
rounds and partially deferring the payment of signing bonuses into the
2022 season. $10k limit per player who is undrafted - in the past that was $100k
- The union and MLB are going through deep negotiations on the various 'what if' situations from a partial season to no season at all.
- Noah Syndergaard has had Tommy John surgery
- The Red Sox sign stealing has been fully investigated and a decision on penalties will be announced before the season starts, whenever that may be.
We have a thread for COVID-19, so all views/news on that should go
there. Might need to create a new one soon as it is getting long. So please stick as close to baseball as possible on this thread.