Re: Disaster Scenarios..What if all the Reds players died on a plane crash? Or what i
Not something I'd really like to think about, but I'll take a shot. I'd assume in the first scenario that the organization might be on it's own for the remainder of the season and would need to bolster the big club with organizational filler, but the MLB would likely step in at the end of the season and implement something very similar to the expansion draft.
In the second scenario, I think the acquiring team would simply be out of luck. I know it isn't the same sport, but when Len Bias died soon after being drafted by the Celtics, I don't think they received any special compensation. When it's a single player, even if he was just drafted or traded for, it's less likely that the league would step in and provide any compensation.
Keep in mind this is all guesswork on my part. I'm sure MLB has all kinds of contingency plans for scenarios like this, but I don't think the general public has any idea what they look like.
Last edited by Alpha Zero; 01-13-2013 at 10:24 AM.