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The 60-game MLB schedule is out! Here’s what you need to know and the big matchups we’re circling

The 60-game MLB schedule is out! Here’s what you need to know and the big matchups we’re circling

Jul 6, 2020David SchoenfieldESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995We all know the 2020 MLB season will be unlike any other (assuming it gets off the ground in the first place), with the usual 162-game marathon replaced by a 60-game sprint. Now…

World Series odds, pennant odds and win totals for all 30 MLB teams

World Series odds, pennant odds and win totals for all 30 MLB teams

Jun 25, 2020ESPN.com staffAfter a long delay and a lot of back-and-forth between the league and the players, there will indeed be a 2020 MLB season, albeit only 60 games. That also means adjusted odds for bettors.The Dodgers and Yankees are still the favorites to reach the Fall Classic. Here are the season win totals,…

Basketball What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Basketball What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Major League Baseball is set to resume “spring training” this week while moving toward the start of a shortened 60-game season in late July. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, the league would have reached the halfway point of its usual 162-game schedule. Wimbledon would have also been getting started at the All England Club.…

Play ball: Union, MLB clear final hurdles to restart

Play ball: Union, MLB clear final hurdles to restart

6:21 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”Major League Baseball will hold Opening Day either July 23 or 24, and players will head to training camps in a week after the league and the union on Tuesday agreed on health and…

Virus prompts 4 MLB teams to close spring camps

Virus prompts 4 MLB teams to close spring camps

1:01 PM ETESPN News Services All Major League Baseball training camps will temporarily close, a source confirmed, after multiple teams reported positive coronavirus tests on Friday.The Spring Training facilities in Florida and Arizona will undergo a deep cleaning, and players will need to test negative before they can enter, according to multiple reports. The news…

Source: New MLB proposal has 76-game season

Jun 8, 2020Jeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”Major League Baseball’s latest proposal to players on a return-to-play economic package offered a higher potential salary than the last plan but less guaranteed money over a 76-game season.Players and officials at the MLB…

MLB 2020 season proposal timeline: Owners’ offers and union counteroffers

With the 2020 baseball season hanging in the balance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have been trading proposals to return to action. Here, we break down the details of the offers and counteroffers from the owners and the union as both sides negotiate a resumption […]

MLB stars hit social media to share Floyd feelings

MLB stars hit social media to share Floyd feelings

Jun 1, 2020Joon LeeESPN ClosePreviously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduateMajor League Baseball players joined the wave of athletes, coaches and executives speaking out about their grief and anger over the death of George Floyd.Floyd, 46, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck…

MLB players stand firm, ‘resoundingly’ reject plan

MLB players stand firm, ‘resoundingly’ reject plan

Jun 4, 2020Jesse RogersESPN Staff Writer CloseJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.Major League Baseball players will not take another pay cut and have “resoundingly rejected” the league’s plan to begin the season, according to a statement Thursday from union executive director Tony Clark.The statement came after a two-hour conference…

Why a shorter season and salary deferrals could help save the 2020 MLB season

Why a shorter season and salary deferrals could help save the 2020 MLB season

Jun 2, 2020Jesse RogersESPN Staff Writer CloseJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.Is all of the recent acrimony between MLB players and owners real or the byproduct of the early stages of the 2020 season’s negotiations playing out in the public spotlight? When recently asked that question, one baseball official’s…