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  • Hadez
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    This is what sports will look like fyi...teams replacing players who test positive

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/marlins...141838200.html

    Marlins add 2 ex-Phillies with roster depleted by COVID outbreak

    In need of players after 17 of their 30 reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, the Marlins have agreed to deals with a couple of recent ex-Phillies.

    The Marlins have added utilityman Logan Forsythe, who was granted his release ahead of opening day by the Phillies after he was told he wouldn't make the team, and Mike Morin, a right-handed reliever who made 29 appearances with the 2019 Phils.

    The Marlins will continue to make moves like this because, when their season continues, they will need a semblance of big-league quality talent to be competitive with such a large portion of their roster unavailable.

    There are now seven players in the Marlins' 60-man pool and injured list who previously spent time in the Phillies organization. Beyond the two new additions, there's Corey Dickerson, Jorge Alfaro, Jonathan Villar, Sean Rodriguez and Sixto Sanchez.

    There was a belief that Sanchez could join the Marlins early in their 2020 campaign but that no longer appears to be the case. Sanchez did not pitch in spring training and is still building arm strength and stamina at the Marlins' satellite site in Jupiter, Fla.

    Sanchez, of course, was the Phillies' top prospect before they traded him to Miami with Alfaro for J.T. Realmuto in February 2019. Sanchez, who turned 22 on Wednesday, entered the season as MLB.com's 22nd-ranked prospect.

    Villar was traded by the Phillies 10 years ago this week with J.A. Happ and Anthony Gose to the Astros for Roy Oswalt. Villar has turned into a pretty good big-league infielder over his eight seasons in Houston, Milwaukee, Baltimore and now Miami. His best year was 2016 when he hit .285 for the Brewers with an .826 OPS, 19 homers and 62 stolen bases.

    Dickerson went 4 for 13 in the season-opening series against the Phillies and homered off of Nick Pivetta. Had the Phillies known last offseason that the DH would be coming to the National League, they may have made more of an effort to re-sign Dickerson, who raked here last season but didn't have an everyday spot in the outfield.

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    Incorrect, the Phillies-Yankees and Marlins-Orioles were postponed due to COVID yesterday. Today the Cardinals-Brewers, Marlins-Nationals, and Phillies-Blue Jays are postponed to COVID. Now that the Cardinals have positive tests, who knows how many games they will miss.
    True but the point remains the same

    MLB is still playing

    https://www.mlb.com/schedule

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  • Bronco51
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post
    MLB played 9 of 10 games yesterday. One was postponed.

    There are learning curves but essentially the pro sports are starting to give us a window into what moving forward looks like. Soccer got to the knock out round. NBA played 2 games yesterday and 6 are scheduled today. NHL has 5 games tomorrow.

    Considering what we see on the news every day I get all the people wondering how will it happen....I do not think people are giving enough credit to those who want to keep life moving forward though. Some people do not want to wait at home until some "heroic action" saves the day that may never come or may not work if one is delivered.
    Incorrect, the Phillies-Yankees and Marlins-Orioles were postponed due to COVID yesterday. Today the Cardinals-Brewers, Marlins-Nationals, and Phillies-Blue Jays are postponed to COVID. Now that the Cardinals have positive tests, who knows how many games they will miss.

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    MLB is not making me optimistic about the football season going off without a problem. Another team has COVID positive members. Causing more postponements. And then we have to see what happens with the team they were playing.
    MLB played 9 of 10 games yesterday. One was postponed.

    There are learning curves but essentially the pro sports are starting to give us a window into what moving forward looks like. Soccer got to the knock out round. NBA played 2 games yesterday and 6 are scheduled today. NHL has 5 games tomorrow.

    Considering what we see on the news every day I get all the people wondering how will it happen....I do not think people are giving enough credit to those who want to keep life moving forward though. Some people do not want to wait at home until some "heroic action" saves the day that may never come or may not work if one is delivered.

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  • Bronco51
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    The Marlins just had their 18th player out of 33 test positive today. This is what is concerning. The incubation period. This is what worries me for the NFL. If a player tests positive during the season, how long is that team 'radioactive'? I just don't see the NFL postponing games like the MLB. Will they play games shorthanded?

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by DENVERSB50CHAMP View Post
    I read that Andrew Beck our FB was sent home due to Covid-19 I am just not to sure how you can have a season with all that is going on or can you?
    What I fear for any sport is that it becomes a war of attrition and survival, because of the virus, which would diminish the integrity of the leagues. The NHL and NBA are not quite, but basically in playoff mode. Imagine if teams started losing key players, maybe entire teams, and by the end of the playoffs, it was the two non impacted teams left. What would that prove in terms of deserving to be there. A good covid response?

    Baseball and football are starting from scratch and hope to have some form of season/playoffs to conclude their seasons. A lot can go wrong, to and from other sites, and over a longer period of time than in hockey and basketball, who are hub city sports.

    In the end, what would constitute a legit championship? For me there has to be some semblance of integrity, in that the final teams are not there because of luck, and perhaps better covid measures alone. Good for them if they have solid plans/processes in that regard, but that's not the way a season should be decided.

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  • DENVERSB50CHAMP
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    I read that Andrew Beck our FB was sent home due to Covid-19 I am just not to sure how you can have a season with all that is going on or can you?

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  • EddieMac
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    Kyle peko has opted out,,, the first Bronco to do so...

    Looks like a trend for the trenches players.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    MLB is not making me optimistic about the football season going off without a problem. Another team has COVID positive members. Causing more postponements. And then we have to see what happens with the team they were playing.
    I totally agree, and I wish I didn't feel this way. For me baseball is doing the worst of the major league sports who have returned. The 60 game season is inadequate in my opinion. It reminds me of how many games I used to play when we had our season plus tournaments, and I was not a pro. It gives little opportunity for a team to have a comeback, which is a common element of sports. But worse, after all the planning, a Florida team has added much anxiety in what's ahead.

    The Blue Jays (for example) are still upgrading their affiliate field - Buffalo, to be their home team as a result of Canada's wise refusal to allow teams from coming and going. Now The Jays are missing one or more games against The Phillies because of virus affected staff members of that team, as a result of The Marlins visit. And when the Buffalo stadium is expected to be ready, The Jays are scheduled to play The Marlins. That might be in jeopardy.

    Throw in some injuries and more virus related issues, and the season soon becomes an obstacle course.

    Having said that, I believe The NHL and possibly The NBA have got this right so far. Time will tell.

    The NFL must learn from everything going on, otherwise they will have failed to appreciate the time and learning that should work in their favour.

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  • Bronco51
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    MLB is not making me optimistic about the football season going off without a problem. Another team has COVID positive members. Causing more postponements. And then we have to see what happens with the team they were playing.

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by Rich_C View Post
    This is why you send them home now. Resolve the infection. Then we can return.
    But how does that guarantee it won’t happen again later on some other team? That was my point.

    It’s Bills rookies this week. What happens when it’s the Buccaneers or Raiders vets in two weeks? You just shut the whole thing down for that team?

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  • Rich_C
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    By sending all of the Rookies home? I fail to see how you view this as a positive thing. What happens when vets test positive? We send entire teams home and tell them sucks to be you?
    This is why you send them home now. Resolve the infection. Then we can return.

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by 58Miller View Post
    Good!!!! That means the testing is preventing the spread!
    By sending all of the Rookies home? I fail to see how you view this as a positive thing. What happens when vets test positive? We send entire teams home and tell them sucks to be you?

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  • 58Miller
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    Bills rookies sent home after 5th positive test.
    Good!!!! That means the testing is preventing the spread!

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  • Bronco51
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    Bills rookies sent home after 5th positive test.

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