Former Major League Third Baseman Trevor Plouffe just landed the most notable scoop of his career.
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I just heard from multiple sources that on June 10th, Spring Training 2 will start. July 1st will be Opening Day and all teams will be playing at their home ballparks.
We’ll be discussing it in full on the next @TalkinBaseball_
— Trevor Plouffe (@trevorplouffe) May 4, 2020
Plouffe hasn’t provided more context other than in this tweet, but the 33 year old played nine seasons in the big leagues, finishing with the Philadelphia Phillies in July of 2018. He’s best known for his seven seasons in the Minnesota Twins system. 610 Sports Radio (KSCP) in Kansas City’s Bob Fescoe also has potential details on a return to baseball.
— Bob Fescoe (@bobfescoe) May 4, 2020
The news comes after reports that the NBA may not be able to continue their season for several months, as well as the possibility of delaying next season until December.
ESPN is reporting that the NBA would need about 15,000 tests to resume season, but Adam Silver doesn't want to be prioritized above healthcare workers and frontline staffers. This echoes the message that epidemiologist @zbinney_NFLinj told me last month: https://t.co/r96eIaQVdZ pic.twitter.com/FWEY0A0PME
— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 1, 2020
MLB Return Plan, Three Divisions, 100 Regular Season Games?
The latest from MLB writer Bob Nightengale shows that baseball could be adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, which would allow for a 2020 season to start and end with 100 games plus the playoffs. The report from Nightengale says that the MLB is very optimistic that baseball will resume in late June or early July and we will see at least 100 games plus the playoffs. How would this all work? The proposal has three divisions with 10 teams each, focusing on regions. Of course, this would drastically improve the ability to follow state regulations as it pertains to the coronavirus, and helps the logistical nightmare that is scheduling a professional baseball league.
MLB discussing plan to start season with three 10-team divisions, and expanded postseason, with hopes of playing in own home stadiums this summer. https://t.co/aHeNftRZhj
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 28, 2020
As more information becomes available, we will continue to monitor and update with more relevant information.