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Scott Boras Wants a 162 Game Season - Playoffs in December


The Twins least favorite agent strikes again.  Could be chilly at Target Field, since Twins look likely to make Scott's December playoffs.  Or maybe the Twins and other northern teams don't make the playoffs, by intentionally tanking to avoid playing those miserable games.  I would suggest starting the season, whenever that can be done, with the All-Star Game.  Then schedule regular season games during the usual All-Star Break to balance the schedules of teams.  

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Personally, I'd love a 300 game season.

You may be onto something here. I've said that there are two seasons to each year, baseball season and waiting for baseball season. This problem has a solution. Let's have a season lasting 44 weeks with 5 weeks for the postseason.

Each season would be divided into four 11-week quarters. There would be about 60-64 games in each quarter for a total of 240-256 games a year.

Roster size would be 36 players. 9 players would be inactive for each of the four quarters, allowing for a 27-man active roster. Teams would have to designate before each quarter which 9 players would be inactive. No player would be allowed to play in all four quarters.

There would be a number of details to work out, like how to handle trades, minor league call-ups, things like that. There's also the pesky winter thing that would have to be dealt with. Maybe the teams could relocate to Argentina or Australia for a few months.

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It will be interesting to see if they do double headers to make up some of the games. The teams will already have 26 players on the active roster and they could increase that to 27 on days there are two games.

Expect the roster will be a lot more than 26 when the season opens.  There will be a spring training, but it ain't gonna be six weeks long.  If it is say, three weeks, look for opening day rosters to be 28 or 30 to have extra pitchers for starters who are only going 5 innings at the max.  

 

Do they keep extra players all year?  Will depend on how many games they try to pack into every month.  In a normal season, it is 27 (162/6).  What if they try to get that up to 29 or even 30 with only a couple days off which are offset by a double header or two?  Got a feeling the players are going to balk at that.  But when the owners are saying which would you rather have, 110/162 of your annual salary or 120/162?  Obviously, if they push the season into or thru October, that can change.

 

 

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You may be onto something here. I've said that there are two seasons to each year, baseball season and waiting for baseball season. This problem has a solution. Let's have a season lasting 44 weeks with 5 weeks for the postseason.

Each season would be divided into four 11-week quarters. There would be about 60-64 games in each quarter for a total of 240-256 games a year.

Roster size would be 36 players. 9 players would be inactive for each of the four quarters, allowing for a 27-man active roster. Teams would have to designate before each quarter which 9 players would be inactive. No player would be allowed to play in all four quarters.

There would be a number of details to work out, like how to handle trades, minor league call-ups, things like that. There's also the pesky winter thing that would have to be dealt with. Maybe the teams could relocate to Argentina or Australia for a few months.

Keep brainstorming along those lines until you reach the scenario where I get to play and make a million dollars. :)

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Boras doesn't run baseball so listening to him makes no sense. Baseball will figure this out and play whatever they can play- be it a 162 game, 148 game or 56 game schedule. If play starts very late, maybe they should just only have teams play within their division and that's it then start playoffs.

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Boras doesn't run baseball so listening to him makes no sense. Baseball will figure this out and play whatever they can play- be it a 162 game, 148 game or 56 game schedule. If play starts very late, maybe they should just only have teams play within their division and that's it then start playoffs.

I get the idea of what you are saying about a reduced schedule, but since each division has five teams there would always be 6 teams idle if play was only within a division.

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I guess the question suddenly hits contracts. Are contrasts for a 162-game season? Baseball will be taking a big hit no matter the outcome, with a reduced schedule. I feel bad for the minor league teams, too. But far fromn alone as concerts, theaters and theatres, and pretty much any other Big Event will be taking a hit. 

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You would think Boras was living "check to check" and needs more money to feed his family.  What people don't seem to think about are what the affects would be on the 2021 season. You push 2020 deeper than normal you could end up seeing more injuries in 2021.

 

Not worth it. As much as I want baseball back I don't want to see a poor product and please no double headers. Even if they can only get in like 70 games. Be happy that the whole season isn't lost.

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This time Scott Boras ain't gonna get what he wants.

 

Maybe they will be ready to start playing games by July 1.  Maybe not.  Keep their second half schedule, add a week or two into October to get the games needed to play each divisional foe 12 or 15 games.  Then on to the playoffs.  By pushing the schedule/playoffs well into November, maybe the League championship and World Series get played at a neutral site.  

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Baseball will need to tread lightly from a social and public relations/perceptions standpoint. Neither owners nor players will have 'leverage'...in that the public will have zero appetite for rhetoric from either side regarding what's best for them. The smart play for mlb is to play the resumption of games as a 'public service'...and go out of their way to defer (or at least appear to defer) to what health/government officials recommend. This could actually be a huge opportunity for baseball... we'll see.

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Both sides basically agreed to what Boras proposed.  Depending on when they start there will be double headers, almost no off days, and playoffs will be played in neutral site locations.  Basically, is it about money on both sides.  It will be interesting if no season happens, looking more and more likely with each passing day.  How many players that were FA that signed 1 year deal will return for similar money?  From my understand of agreement Odo could not be given qualifying offer again so he will test FA I am sure.  

 

I doubt they will get full 162, but if they can start by mid june, I could 120, with lots of flexable rosters to accomidate the double headers.  

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This has been discussed elsewhere, but I'll say it on this thread as well. We do not have enough information at this point to even guess at a date for resumption of MLB but I think having games in June is almost certainly out of the question. I would not be surprised if the entire season is cancelled. 

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This has been discussed elsewhere, but I'll say it on this thread as well. We do not have enough information at this point to even guess at a date for resumption of MLB but I think having games in June is almost certainly out of the question. I would not be surprised if the entire season is cancelled. 

I agree with this comment - except I would be greatly surprised if the season was called off. It isn't the apocalypse yet - this will peak, and this will drop - remedies will surface - hot and humid will cover the Country - and they will play football. No way they cancel baseball if they are playing football. I will predict a 120 game season, starting July 1 - through Oct 31st - 30 games per month with 4 double-headers - 4 off days per month - 29 man rosters - and Nov/Dec playoffs at neutral sites. Twins win the World Series for Christmas  :)

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