When you start thinking about pitchers getting back to it, you can’t help but think about the injuries that are coming for some.
Tying the 2020 deal to some protections for 2021 sure seems like a good idea.
Ah, Jeff Gordon’s ode to “Wrigley Stadium.”
Serious testing concerns developing this weekend – not the volume available, but the way the data have been tracked.
Maybe the sides are about to back off their primary demands?
Progress on Health and Safety, Rooftop Views, Big Z’s Bat, Minor League Cuts, and Other Cubs Bullets
Any signs of progress, I’ll take. Also, love for Big Z’s Big Bat.
MLBits: Could COVID-19 Lead to MLB Expansion? Judge and Stanton Will Be Ready, An Asterisk on this Season, More
Expansion was coming anyway, but could it come much sooner now that the league needs cash?
There are upsides in Arizona, but Chicago might be a better overall fit.
There are so many open questions that emanate out of the rotation, and I got rolling.
And at least one report indicates it WILL include a revenue-sharing component.
The Cubs were lucky to get Mark Prior when they did. What came after, obviously, was not as lucky.
Good to see baseball possibly returning to Japan in a month, and the NHL is plotting a wild return.
Are teams more likely to head to Spring Training II at their usual Spring Training sites?
Some Pushback on MLB’s Health and Safety Proposal: Daily Testing and More Player Flexibility (UPDATE: Union Responds)
With daily testing, in theory, the league actually could be a little less restrictive on the players’ in-park activities.
A natural opportunity is about to pop up for a reunion between Sammy Sosa and the Cubs. That, and a whole lot of fun in here.
Ohio State athletics making a variety of decisions and announcements that will impact a whole lot of other sports.
After a week of seeming standstill, a new proposal is coming.
Instead, there will be pay cuts.
With his face, to be precise.
Minor league teams don’t want to be left without a dance partner at the end of this crazy process.
The players are prepared to consider economic plans offered by MLB for this season to get underway. Maybe that helps move things forward.
Austin Hedges cites progress over the last few days, and says, “I feel very confident it’s going to happen.”
That’s a weird headline, but it’s reportedly true.
Testing info nationally still looks good, though there’s a bit of a down note on the vaccine side of things. That, and much more.
How is that even a realistic set of options at this moment in time?
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The players need to be on the same page about what protocols are appropriate and necessary. Not that there needed to be another challenge.
The TV world is all we have for a while when it comes to sports. Lots to update.
Take your mind off things for a minute and enjoy some baseball and culture.
Special day, longer-term player negotiations, terrifying Cubs-Cardinals pictures, more.
MLB Owners Reportedly Haven’t Actually Yet Submitted a Financial Proposal to the Players – Standoff Underway?
The owners apparently want the players to signal they’ll negotiate, and the players apparently want the owners to know they don’t have to.
Significant news today on the ability for pro sports to return this year (without fans).
The Marlins will allow their 40-man players to use mounds and batting cages in Jupiter.
COVID-19 and Sports Update: New York Pushing for Sports to Return, On-Field Celebrations, Vaccine, Testing, More (UPDATE)
Good news on the vaccine and testing front, and a successful debut on the soccer front. But the big news is a New York decision.
New Cubs Mock Drafts Come Down to One Question: Play It Safe in College or Go for Upside in High School?
The draft is less than one month away. Tick tock.
You can’t always script the perfect retirement moment. But this was perfect.