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Elephant Rumblings: Negotiating the details of the 2020 MLB season

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The KBO offers some examples of what things might look like in MLB
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Good morning, Athletics Nation!

Another day goes by during the coronavirus pandemic, bringing with it more details on the continued negotiations over a potential 2020 MLB season. There’s nothing of any substance to report today, just the fact that the two sides are still talking, but even that in itself is a positive sign. Considering the impasse that the league and players union seem to be at over financial aspects, it could be argued that their continued discussions on other topics like safety protocols are an encouraging sign — they wouldn’t still be talking at all if they already knew there was no chance of striking an overall deal.

That might seem like reaching for a bright side, and you’re right, it kind of is. But I’ll take what I can get right now. See below for a collection of links and tweets to keep you caught up on all the latest.

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The process continues

... and it sounds vaguely promising?

Interesting take in the responses to Passan

Pitchers who rake

This is heavily cherry-picked (Schmidt is a year younger in this comp, and his production level blasts off to HOF-level right after this arbitrary endpoint), but hey, I won’t complain about these two being mentioned in the same sentence.

Keep those spirits up, everybody!