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Thread: 2020 MLB Season Thread -- Rays v. Dodgers -- Small Payroll v. Large Payroll

  1. #301
    I had some time today while watching the Chelsea game and figured I'd get a sense of how the travel will look like for each team. The West teams generally have the toughest road schedule, with the Marlins also having a good bit of travel.

    Plane Train Bus Total
    NYY 4882 1050 0 5932
    TB 10614 185 0 10799
    BOS 7911 458 0 8369
    TOR 10323 91 0 10414
    BAL 6019 503 40 6562

    MIN 6082 0 0 6082
    CLE 5147 0 0 5147
    CHW 4898 0 92 4990
    KC 7321 0 0 7321
    DET 5362 0 0 5362

    HOU 14299 0 0 14299
    TEX 13728 0 0 13728
    ANA 10647 0 221 10868
    SEA 14288 0 97 14385
    OAK 11375 0 0 11375

    ATL 7736 316 0 8052
    WAS 7465 410 0 7875
    NYM 4217 1460 0 5677
    PHI 8136 543 0 8679
    MIA 12277 225 0 12502

    STL 4660 0 0 4660
    CHC 3958 0 184 4142
    MIL 3920 0 368 4288
    CIN 4835 0 0 4835
    PIT 6346 0 92 6438

    LA 10114 0 275 10389
    SF 10681 0 0 10681
    ARI 9477 0 0 9477
    COL 12637 0 127 12764
    SD 10185 0 127 10312


    For assumptions, I used the following: Zero distance between SF/OAK, NYY/NYM, CHW/CHC. Bus travel between BAL/WAS, MIL/CHW/CHC, LAA/LAD/SD. Train travel between BOS/NYY/NYM and NYM/NYY/PHI/BAL/WAS (except BAL/WAS). Also assuming Toronto plays in Toronto.
    Last edited by mersk862; 07-07-2020 at 03:12 PM.

  2. #302
    Quote Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
    Yes, definitely name the MVP award after someone who is forgotten and overlooked.

    No offense to Frank Robinson, but it's a dumb idea. Maybe just don't name it after anyone.
    Robinson played HS basketball on the same team as Bill Russell and was in the same HS outfield as Vada Pinson (a definitely under-rated player back in the day). There can't be too many schools that have all-time greats in two different sports as alums, at least as contemporaries.
    In addition to Pappas, the Reds got Jack Baldschun and Dick Simpson. Players of their caliber were who you always seemed to get in every pack of Topps baseball cards.

  3. #303
    Quote Originally Posted by tagsfan View Post
    Robinson played HS basketball on the same team as Bill Russell and was in the same HS outfield as Vada Pinson (a definitely under-rated player back in the day). There can't be too many schools that have all-time greats in two different sports as alums, at least as contemporaries.
    In addition to Pappas, the Reds got Jack Baldschun and Dick Simpson. Players of their caliber were who you always seemed to get in every pack of Topps baseball cards.
    Two that would go on to be top-10 GOATs in their respective sports on the same team in high school is pretty damn mind-blowing.

  4. #304
    MLB released next years schedule today.

  5. #305
    How optimistic of them.

  6. #306
    Yankees @ Mets on 9/11/21 for the 20th anniversary.

    Odds on Piazza throwing out the first pitch that night?

  7. #307
    Quote Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
    Yankees @ Mets on 9/11/21 for the 20th anniversary.

    Odds on Piazza throwing out the first pitch that night?
    and Clemens throwing out the shattered bat handle.


  8. #308
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchard View Post
    and Clemens throwing out the shattered bat handle.

    It was oh-so-enjoyable sweeping the Mets back in 2000.

  9. #309
    Posey sitting the year out.

  10. #310
    Quote Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
    Posey sitting the year out.
    The biggest name to sit out so far. The Giants are going to suck big time either way; that may have played a role. I wonder if any players will bail if their team falls out of contention immediately.

  11. #311
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchard View Post
    The biggest name to sit out so far. The Giants are going to suck big time either way; that may have played a role.
    I'd say David Price is just as big a name, but of course he goes out every five days.

    It's going to be an ugly year in San Francisco...the NL West was already improving and they have Oakland as their six-game interleague partner.

  12. #312
    Broderick Hicks
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    Rumor is Blue Jays players will be quarantined in the stadium and subject to a $750,000 fine and jail time if they leave. Glad Canada is taking this seriously.

  13. #313
    Quote Originally Posted by deacdixieboy View Post
    Rumor is Blue Jays players will be quarantined in the stadium and subject to a $750,000 fine and jail time if they leave. Glad Canada is taking this seriously.
    It makes total sense. I'd expect the visiting teams will also be staying in the same hotel (there's plenty of room to hold both teams - over 400 rooms) and the only time they get to leave the complex is for the bus ride to/from the airport.

    The Jays also don't have any homestands longer than 14 days (which is the quarantine period currently) so I'd imagine this will be in effect until that restriction is lifted.

  14. #314
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    Quote Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
    It makes total sense. I'd expect the visiting teams will also be staying in the same hotel (there's plenty of room to hold both teams - over 400 rooms) and the only time they get to leave the complex is for the bus ride to/from the airport.

    The Jays also don't have any homestands longer than 14 days (which is the quarantine period currently) so I'd imagine this will be in effect until that restriction is lifted.
    I assume the hotel will be closed to everyone else?

  15. #315
    Quote Originally Posted by deacdixieboy View Post
    I assume the hotel will be closed to everyone else?
    Doesn't look like it. I was just able to pull up rooms on Marriott's website for it for Jul 28-30 (when the Jays would be at home playing the Nationals) and Aug 11-13 (when the Jays host the Marlins). Though it might be a place where you can book it and they'll just walk you (since there's no penalty right now for Marriott doing that...I've had a few friends that have been walked due to the hotel being closed for COVID, but they were still selling reservations on the website).

    You can't book a stadium-facing room right now though.

    This is the hotel: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trav...-centre-hotel/

  16. #316
    Add Aroldis Chapman to the list of positive tests.

  17. #317
    Quote Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
    I'd say David Price is just as big a name, but of course he goes out every five days.

    It's going to be an ugly year in San Francisco...the NL West was already improving and they have Oakland as their six-game interleague partner.
    Id completely forgotten that the Giants hired Gabe Kapler as their manager. Woof.

  18. #318
    Given the number of teams in the hot-spot states of FL, TX, and CA, I'm not counting on games being played before mid-August, if then.

  19. #319
    Puig signing with Atlanta. Replaces Markakis.

  20. #320
    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
    Puig signing with Atlanta. Replaces Markakis.
    Not a poor replacement, especially for 10 days prior to Opening Day.

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