So, the Requested Deadline for a Player Response Has Passed, But No One is Freaking Out Yet (UPDATE)

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So, the Requested Deadline for a Player Response Has Passed, But No One is Freaking Out Yet (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs

Depending on your time zone and ability to account for such a thing, you already know that 5pm ET has long come and gone. That was the time by which the owners had requested that the players respond to health and safety protocols, and whether they are prepared to head to Spring Training Part Two by July 1.

If you are at all like me, you are constantly telling yourself that it’s totally fine that the deadline passed without action, and it’s just a matter of buttoning up some final buttons or some such thing … and under the hood, you are a messy pile of anxiety and terror.

Anyway, a couple reports indicate that it’s not a big concern that the deadline passed:

I will still not really start talking about anything firm until it’s totally done, and the players themselves announce it. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Pete Alonso, official newsbreaker? Maybe:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.