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Report: Former Astros manager A.J. Hinch, GM Jeff Luhnow will fulfill suspensions in 2020 even if MLB season canceled

Even if a single game isn't played this season, former Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow will fulfill their one-year suspensions given by Major League Baseball for the team's illicit use of electronics to steal signs, according to an ESPN report.   Hinch and Luhnow, who were later fired by owner Jim Crane, were handed suspensions in January following […]

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Rumored MLB 2020 season plan: Three reactions

MLB has been exploring ways to play as many games as possible in 2020 after losing a chunk of the season to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Extreme ideas have included a 140-game slate with lots of doubleheaders and playoffs extending into late autumn. A much more modest idea reached the rumor stage Wednesday. A source told Chicago sports […]

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From Mays to Trout: What lost career time means for the legacies of MLB greats

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Willie Mays was still finding himself as a player when he departed the New York Giants in late May of 1952. There was no doubt he’d already displayed one of […]

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MLB to pay minor leaguers weekly until May 31

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic. Minor league contracts have a provision allowing them to be suspended “during any national emergency.” MLB said Tuesday it had told the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, […]