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As Major League Baseball contends with a prolonged delay to its 2020 season amid the coronavirus outbreak, one of the sport’s most powerful player agents has a pair of proposals on how to proceed with a full slate of games when play eventually resumes.
Scott Boras, who negotiated MLB contracts worth more than $1 billion this offseason alone, told the Los Angeles Times he has submitted two ideas to league officials for consideration. Both concepts would stretch MLB’s season through December 2020, with the World Series concluding around Christmas.
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Under one idea, MLB would resume play on June 1 and complete a full 162-game season. The other concept calls for a July 1 start and a 144-game regular season.
“We have it all mapped out,” Boras told the newspaper. “It’s workable. We’ve done climate studies, and in Southern California, the average temperature in December is 67 degrees, which is better than late March and early April in most cities. We have 11 stadiums we could play postseason games in.”
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