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The Offseason: 2/2/2021

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Let’s see what happens with Punxatawney Phil

Quigley the Groundhog on Groundhog Day in Quogue, NY Photo by Randee Daddona/Newsday via Getty Images

So, according to some reports, the biggest issue for the player’s union is the expanded playoffs. The other issue is Rob Manfred’s increased power to cancel games whenever he sees fit, something that shouldn’t be in his power alone. When it comes to extreme cases, like say an entire team seemingly contracting COVID-19 and taking the field, sure, Manfred should cancel things. But that should be the extent of his power.

Personally, there is a contract in place and I’m of the opinion the owners should honor that contract, but who am I?

On to the links.

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