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marcuscnelson

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp cancels 2020 season
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:51:36 AM »
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The announcement came after Minor League Baseball decided to end its season nationwide due to COVID-19 concerns.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-cancels-2020-season

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Re: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp cancels 2020 season
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 11:21:03 AM »
It sucks, a summer with no baseball. 

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Re: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp cancels 2020 season
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 11:55:52 AM »
I'm bit surprised it took this long to make the decision.

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Re: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp cancels 2020 season
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 02:55:28 PM »
I think it was somehow tied into the Major League decision. But, yeah, this seemed pretty obvious a few weeks ago.

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Re: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp cancels 2020 season
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 03:56:12 PM »
I think it was somehow tied into the Major League decision. But, yeah, this seemed pretty obvious a few weeks ago.

It is tied to MLB but they still should have made those decisions a while ago. Minor League players for the Shrimp aren't under contract by the Shrimp, they're under contract by the Miami Marlins and assigned to the Shrimp (or one of Miami's 8 minor league teams) for development. MLB frankly screwed them a bit - they were dealing with the labor issues with MLB that they just didn't take the time to focus on the minors

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Re: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp cancels 2020 season
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 04:19:21 PM »
Random thought - if enough MLB players opt out of the mini-season for health, social, or whatever (paycheck) reasons, it seems that could open up some slots for Minor League players - most from AAA, so no direct benefit to Jumbo Shrimps.

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Re: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp cancels 2020 season
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 06:42:38 PM »
Random thought - if enough MLB players opt out of the mini-season for health, social, or whatever (paycheck) reasons, it seems that could open up some slots for Minor League players - most from AAA, so no direct benefit to Jumbo Shrimps.

already happening - MLB teams have expanded rosters for the short season