The COVID-19 outbreak has caused the Major League Baseball season to get put on hold since then the league has started brainstorming how to get the players back on the field as soon as possible. The entire sports world is on pause, but getting baseball back into motion might give fans and people across the country a sign of hope and something to watch.
NEWS: Multiple sources have indicated that yet another multi-city idea is being discussed in league circles. This one would see teams assigned to one of three hubs, located in Florida, Arizona, and Texas.
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The league has since moved towards a three-state plan that would utilize ball fields in Arizona, Florida, and Texas. This plan would use major league, minor league, and spring training facilities and fields to get the season underway.
This change in scenery would mean repositioning of divisions; it is unclear whether each state would get ten teams or if it would be unbalanced with 12, 10, and 8; it will merely depend on the leagues’ actions and discussions with the MLB Players Association.
Now, some players have voiced their disagreement with this idea like Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout who was concerned about being away from family. Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki commented on the matter that something like spitting or finger-licking would be unpreventable.
There are a lot of moving parts, and no agreement has been made yet, but it seems that the league is trying to exhaust any and all options to get baseball up and running. Major League Baseball would have to come to an agreement with the MLBPA to get the ball rolling officially.