Betting Odds Suggest MLB Season Will Be Suspended Eventually

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MLB Calls Emergency Meeting After Marlins COVID Outbreak

This series would be in Philadelphia, but the Blue Jays - who weren't allowed to play in Canada because *points at the previous eight paragraphs* - would be the designated home team. The Phillies-Yankees games through Thursday were postponed "out of an abundance of caution", Major League Baseball said, although no Phillies players have tested positive. The person declined to be identified because the results had not been publicly released. Twelve players and two coaches on the Miami Marlins have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, which is a reminder of just how fast this virus can spread to people.

With the Yankees and the Orioles - Miami's scheduled opponent - without games to play, the Yankees will visit Baltimore for games on Wednesday and Thursday.

The group at CHS Field has daily practices and has enough players for intrasquad scrimmages.

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This will answer the Nationals' players concerns about being expected to go play in Miami this weekend. So by mid-afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the entire weekend series will be postponed. Manager Dave Martinez said only one player did not raise his hand to say he was uncomfortable going to Miami. It would be the nuclear option - flip the switch, pull the plug, and call it a day on trying to play baseball in 2020 and hope that everything is under control come the 2021 season.

"We're talking about half the team and pretty much all their veterans that they need to compete", said a veteran scout who has had Marlins' organization coverage for years. Travel always was going to be a concern, and we're perhaps seeing that concern become a reality. What if more and more teams test positive for the virus?

From the moment North American sports leagues announced their plans to start or restart their season while masked and sanitized and playing before eerily empty stands, the question wasn't if some athletes would test positive for COVID-19, but when. "It's very unfortunate what happened with the Miami [Marlins]".

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The Marlins are still in Philadelphia, and the infected personnel will stay there, per MLB's safety protocols. The Yankees were supposed to face the Philadelphia Phillies, who played the Marlins last weekend. Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. "It's not a positive thing", Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday night on the MLB Network. There were some anxious moments for me Monday, there were some anxious moments for me today, not knowing the results I would get for my team.

If we're not there yet, I'd hate to see what qualifies as a nightmare. He said there are factors that would force Major League Baseball to alter plans. "We believe the protocols are adequate to keep our players safe". It is a fact the coronavirus has stymied education for too long (since April) when the schools were shut down, and the three-month delay in opening baseball's season - even with no fans in the stands - has been hard on America's adults who also long for a "structured routine" and normalcy. The remainder of Monday's games are set to go on as planned, though the betting odds suggest an eventual league-wide shutdown is inevitable. Major League Baseball also said that games between the Phillies and New York Yankees would be postponed as well.

"The NBA and the National Hockey League have an advantage: smaller numbers of players, shorter period of time", Manfred said. "I understand why they did what they did. I'm just not sure it was workable for us".

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