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    Official *MLB Season Delayed* Thread

    well, it was inevitable ...

    Quote Originally Posted by rotoworld
    According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is expected to suspend Grapefruit League play on Thursday.
    Cactus League play will presumably be suspended as well and there is a very good chance that the start of the MLB regular season will be delayed as a result of growing worldwide coronavirus concerns. Look for an official announcement within the next few hours from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who has been meeting all morning with league executives. Opening Day is exactly two weeks away.
    It certainly feels that way. But I'm distrustful of that feeling and am curious about evidence.
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    So will any of you be delaying your auctions and drafts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    So will any of you be delaying your auctions and drafts?
    yup...3 out of 4 already leaning that way

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    Much easier to delay on-line drafts. In person auctions that take all day are a completely different matter since people have to arrange their schedules to attend.

    I do worry that MLB is doing this all wrong. If there were players who already have it, they should be isolated, not sent home to spread it further. If there aren't, they shouldn't send them home to get it. And to allow fans the last week or so, well, that was just bad.

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    MLB is currently keeping players at spring training sites, discussing plans about what to do next.

    I'm not aware of any players that have tested positive, though like everyone else that isn't much proof that none of them are infected.
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    we are postponing our 37th annual auction until the first weekend of when games are played.

    even then, we'll work around anyone who sees it as more sensible to do things online.

    all of our owners are over 50, and a 57-year-old and a 77-year-old (he's the oldest) would be at most risk healthwise due to their respective ailments.

    the ones in their 60s still seem pretty peppy, but if they have high blood pressure, hypertension, or diabetes - and they might - then they still would be in the high-risk group. of course, the whole point would be that by the time the players get back in peak shape and are ready to play in games before crowds, the virus would first very much have to be on the wane.

    as for as scheduling, half these guys are retired and we all live within 50 miles of each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Jude View Post
    we are postponing our 37th annual auction until the first weekend of when games are played.

    even then, we'll work around anyone who sees it as more sensible to do things online.

    all of our owners are over 50, and a 57-year-old and a 77-year-old (he's the oldest) would be at most risk healthwise due to their respective ailments.

    the ones in their 60s still seem pretty peppy, but if they have high blood pressure, hypertension, or diabetes - and they might - then they still would be in the high-risk group. of course, the whole point would be that by the time the players get back in peak shape and are ready to play in games before crowds, the virus would first very much have to be on the wane.

    as for as scheduling, half these guys are retired and we all live within 50 miles of each other.
    Yikes, that's a totally different situation. We don't have any more susceptible owners, but lots with work issues. Sounds like you are doing the right thing for your league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    MLB is currently keeping players at spring training sites, discussing plans about what to do next.

    I'm not aware of any players that have tested positive, though like everyone else that isn't much proof that none of them are infected.
    That is great to hear! Hopefully, MLB will do what the medical experts ask them to do. I hope you are okay, and you and yours are doing well. Scary times.

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    JJ - will be looking forward to your annual “Anatomy of an Auction” post!! Stay healthy and upbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    MLB is currently keeping players at spring training sites, discussing plans about what to do next.

    I'm not aware of any players that have tested positive, though like everyone else that isn't much proof that none of them are infected.
    Now MLB is allowing them to go home. For once, I hope everyone is like the Yankees and stays. So much smarter. The MLB players have the means; if they want their families around, bring them to ST sites. The minor league players have a much harder situation. I hope the MLBPA and MLB steps up to help them. They won't be able to afford rent, given the salaries.

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