Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. As the subheadline of this article alluded, it’s not a time of much harmony between Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association. The Saturday proposal from MLB wasn’t much of an improved proposal at all, and thus, it’s now all but ensured that spring training will be delayed. At this point, it’s probably 50/50 at best that the season itself actually starts on time. There’s always the possibility of a lot of details getting worked out in a hurry as deadlines approach, but right now, the outlook isn’t brilliant in ol’ Mudville.
Today on the site, Estevão will review his all-time Yankees complementary team now that the series has run its course and Matt will look back on the midseason 2017 trade that plugged quite a few holes by bringing Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to the Bronx. Later on, Ryan will open up the mailbag to take your biweekly questions.
1. This has been asked before, but let’s check the pulse: Do you think the MLB season will start on time on March 31st?
2. When in grade school did your class stop giving small Valentine’s Day cards & candies to each other?