Good call, hadnt thought of the tainted WS this year. If alot of players bag on this season, especially superstars, it would look tainted.
Looks like NASCAR and pro golf is back and I dont hear any of them bitching. And that's something baseballers oughtta take into consideration before bagging the season and/or crying about full pay.
Q: Where's the $7 million ?
Blake Snell said last week that it was too dangerous for him to risk his life playing for $2 million for 4 months, but suggested it WAS worth risking his life if he got his full salary of $7 million, which makes no sense -- ?? -- to me the real issue is that he's not happy about a salary cut. I get that athletes who get this virus are risking their life at worst, and at the least are risking their own future health AND the health of their families. I get that, and respect that. So if they do not want to play this season, I am fine with that, too. But after the Gal Gadot video nonsense, a country that may approach unemployment numbers of 30% does not want to hear this nonsense from millionaires. The first thing agents should have done in February is to tell their players to keep rants like this away from the public.
A: Thomas Boswell
Nobody can FORCE an MLBer to play if he feels he is risking his health. "There's always next year."
Would there be bad feelings between a team and player in such circumstances. Maybe. But I think plenty of teams --and I'd guess the Nats would be in this camp-- would say, "We get it. There is nothing normal about 2020. Your call."