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    Re: Guess how many players will sit out the season due to Covid?

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    Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross have elected to opt out of the 2020 season, per sources.

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    Re: Guess how many players will sit out the season due to Covid?

    Zimmerman's mother has MS and he has a newborn. FWIW he was on a 1year $2M contract. Looks like he may retire as that was what he said he would do if he didn't resign with the Nats. He was likely to be a backup 1B/DH for the Nats.

    Joe Ross's dad is a pediatrician and his mom is an ER nurse. Interesting, I wonder if their experience during this pandemic influenced his decisions. Ross was in line to be the Nats fifth starter.
    Last edited by DocRed; 06-29-2020 at 04:05 PM.

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    Re: Guess how many players will sit out the season due to Covid?

    Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Christian Yelich should really consider opting out this year. For safety sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilHamburger View Post
    Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Christian Yelich should really consider opting out this year. For safety sake.
    Josh Hader's hair is a likely breeding ground for Covid-19 too.

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    Re: Guess how many players will sit out the season due to Covid?

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    Statement from Ryan Zimmerman. Not retiring.


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    Ian Desmond Opts Out Of 2020 Season

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    I can’t link to it now but wow what an Instagram post he put up to announce it. He leaves 15 million on the table. He put his money where his mouth is - much respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    I can’t link to it now but wow what an Instagram post he put up to announce it. He leaves 15 million on the table. He put his money where his mouth is - much respect.
    Isn't his salary this year actually 5.54 million because of the prorated salary? Not questioning what he did just wondering about the money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolando View Post
    Isn't his salary this year actually 5.54 million because of the prorated salary? Not questioning what he did just wondering about the money
    Yep thatís correct. 5.54 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Yep that’s correct. 5.54 million.
    I definitely agree with your post now good for him to put his family first. Any athlete who does that this year definitely deserve some credit for putting their loved one first
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    I can’t link to it now but wow what an Instagram post he put up to announce it. He leaves 15 million on the table. He put his money where his mouth is - much respect.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/TheAthlet...02406617718785

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    Re: Guess how many players will sit out the season due to Covid?

    So we are at 4 players and 2 coaches (not by their choice necessarily) so far.

    Taking the under on 5 is looking kind of sketchy at the moment.

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    Big picture issues aside (which I commend him for) I appreciated his zinger at expensive travel ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Big picture issues aside (which I commend him for) I appreciated his zinger at expensive travel ball.
    Long Twitter thread from Thomas Harding on this topic inspired by Desmond’s post.

    https://twitter.com/harding_at_mlb/s...544069632?s=21

    I have said it for years: This sport is being ripped away from kids. It's all about the travel and showcases and "elite" teams. Every city and suburb has a batting cage that fronts for this moneymaking scheme, and there aren't that many elite players. Put the emphasis on ...

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    Re: Guess how many players will sit out the season due to Covid?

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Long Twitter thread from Thomas Harding on this topic inspired by Desmond’s post.

    https://twitter.com/harding_at_mlb/s...544069632?s=21

    I have said it for years: This sport is being ripped away from kids. It's all about the travel and showcases and "elite" teams. Every city and suburb has a batting cage that fronts for this moneymaking scheme, and there aren't that many elite players. Put the emphasis on ...
    My uncle was a longtime scout for the Texas Rangers. He always found it amusing that families in the states paid so much money for their kid to "maybe" be half as good as a 14 year old Dominican prospect that grew up in abject poverty.

    By the way, the above anecdote is the rule rather than the exception.


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