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    Mike Leake, Arizona pitcher, is first player to opt out of the season. Wouldn’t be surprised if this opens the floodgates and we see more announcing today. According to most reports there are no Braves they are anticipating opting out. But you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter31 View Post
    Mike Leake, Arizona pitcher, is first player to opt out of the season. Wouldnít be surprised if this opens the floodgates and we see more announcing today. According to most reports there are no Braves they are anticipating opting out. But you never know.
    Ryan Zimmerman also not participating.
    Joe Ross as well.
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    I could see more players on crappy teams opting out before anyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clvclv View Post
    One of the earlier reports was that the "official" taxi squad would consist of 3 players. Assuming that's the case, 33 players will be rostered for the first two weeks, then that will be cut down to 31 for the next two weeks, then finally down to 29 - the 26 Man Roster plus the three players that will be with the team in case of an emergency.

    Once it gets down to 26, I'd think that will likely mean they carry the 3rd Catcher (Jackson), a utility type (Culberson or Solarte maybe?), and a multi-inning RP type (Tomlin) as the taxi squad - that way they'd have Culberson/Solarte in the event they needed to use Camargo or Riley in the OF if there was an injury (or someone contracted the virus) and Tomlin could step in for a day or two if they're on the road and it takes time to get Wright/Wilson/Touki to wherever they are.

    Everybody that's not part of the active roster and taxi squad will be together (in Gwinnett?) playing intrasquad games, throwing pens and side sessions, etc. the way it sounded.
    Yes the team can have up to a 3 man taxi squad that will travel with the team on the road. If a 3rd player is used on the taxi squad then one of them has to be a catcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyYoung31 View Post
    Itís a dumbass rule that completely cheapens the game. But, it makes sense for a shortened season when there are no off-days.
    Iím just afraid any of these rules they add like this...they will try to keep from now on. We know this had already been suggested before the Covid mess.

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    Ian Desmond sitting out as well, for COVID, racism, sexism, labor war, homophobia, and cheating. Pretty sure he only needed to say COVID...

    I’m also sure the Rockies aren’t too sad about not having to pay him his prorated $15M for his negative WAR

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    This season, which was already a joke for playing 60 games (assuming no COVID flare up), is now slowly losing any credibility. Sure nobody of significance is sitting out yet, but as soon as a good big name sits out the floodgates will open.

    Yes, Iíll watch this season and be glad about it bc we donít have any other sports, but damn is this going to feel like a cheapened, meaningless season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tululush View Post
    This season, which was already a joke for playing 60 games (assuming no COVID flare up), is now slowly losing any credibility. Sure nobody of significance is sitting out yet, but as soon as a good big name sits out the floodgates will open.

    Yes, I’ll watch this season and be glad about it bc we don’t have any other sports, but damn is this going to feel like a cheapened, meaningless season.
    It's only meaningless if the Braves don't win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tululush View Post
    This season, which was already a joke for playing 60 games (assuming no COVID flare up), is now slowly losing any credibility. Sure nobody of significance is sitting out yet, but as soon as a good big name sits out the floodgates will open.

    Yes, I’ll watch this season and be glad about it bc we don’t have any other sports, but damn is this going to feel like a cheapened, meaningless season.

    The game is bigger than the players. Those opting out won't impact my ability to enjoy the season any more than one of them going down with a season ending injury would have.

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    I like having something new. 60 games will make every game feel like a playoff game. I think we are well set up for this format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    It's only meaningless if the Braves don't win.
    Exactly...if we win itís totally legit. If we lose, itís meaningless lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter31 View Post
    Ian Desmond sitting out as well, for COVID, racism, sexism, labor war, homophobia, and cheating. Pretty sure he only needed to say COVID...

    I’m also sure the Rockies aren’t too sad about not having to pay him his prorated $15M for his negative WAR
    Kemp, who was cut loose by Fish, signed a MiLB deal with Rockies. Probably to fill Desmond's roster spot and be DH.
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    It's not hard to envision Kemp putting together a fluky good 60-game sample playing half his games in Coors and never having to touch a glove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmagundy View Post
    Kemp, who was cut loose by Fish, signed a MiLB deal with Rockies. Probably to fill Desmond's roster spot and be DH.
    Probably an upgrade over Desmond

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    Iím pretty pumped about the 60 game season. Should be a sprint with excitement from day 1.

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    Minor league season officially cancelled for 2020. So only development players will get are those on the 60 man roster.

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    Has anyone seen the payscale for the guys on the 60-man who are on minor league contracts? Is there a salary bump for them because they are somewhat active or are they pro-rated on their minor league salary amounts?

    Another question that should probably go in a separate thread, but is the international signing date the same as usual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Probably an upgrade over Desmond
    So long as he never sees the OF - can anyone imagine how bad his defense would be in Coors?

    Can't imagine anyone has created a metric that can measure that!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    Has anyone seen the payscale for the guys on the 60-man who are on minor league contracts? Is there a salary bump for them because they are somewhat active or are they pro-rated on their minor league salary amounts?

    Another question that should probably go in a separate thread, but is the international signing date the same as usual?
    October 15th I think.

    Haven't seen anything about the dollars the prospects might pull yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clvclv View Post
    October 15th I think.

    Haven't seen anything about the dollars the prospects might pull yet.
    10/15 is when this years period has been extended until, so new period will most likely start 11/2 if they follow the same schedule they do with the 6/15 end and 7/2 start.

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