Manfred is talking big, but his eyes are bigger than his stomach. If this comes down to Manfred unilaterally imposing a deal, the game blows up. I wish he would stop saying this. I would think each teams leaders would "encourage" their respective 40 man teammates to stay home. Then what?
I don't want to watch a shortened season with everyone's A ball players - which would lead to nothing but trouble for next year and the year after. Sad, but no season this year is better than no season for the next 2 years. This needs to get hammered out between the 2 parties. Manfred is not trusted by the players.
You could be right.Just stating what Manfred says will happen, don't know if it is a bluff or if he will follow through.As for players showing up, expect there are lots of guys wondering how they are going to pay next months credit card bill, especially guys like Arraez and the crew from Venezuela living in Florida.Expect we will see in the next week or so.Personally, would love to get back watching baseball, even if it is mostly young players with some prospects sprinkled in.