Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – March 24th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – March 24th Edition

Written by on March 24, 2020

If there’s any sport that can weather the loss of games, it’s Major League Baseball. Each baseball team plays a 162-game regular season. There’s leeway for MLB to lose at least 62 games before Commissioner Rob Manfred must call off the season. Manfred has remained optimistic throughout the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Check out our Major League Baseball update for more details!

2020 Major League Baseball Season

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Various Venues

2020 World Series Futures

  • New York Yankees +375
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +285
  • Houston Astros +850
  • Atlanta Braves +1200
  • Louis Cardinals +2000
  • Minnesota Twins +1200
  • Washington Nationals +1600
  • New York Mets +1700
  • Philadelphia Phillies +3300
  • Los Angeles Angels +2500
  • Boston Red Sox +4000
  • Cleveland Indians +3000
  • Chicago Cubs +2800
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1700
  • Oakland Athletics +1800
  • Cincinnati Reds +3000
  • Milwaukee Brewers +4000
  • Chicago White Sox +2500
  • San Diego Padres +5000
  • Arizona Diamondbacks +4500
  • Texas Rangers +7000
  • Toronto Blue Jays +10000
  • Colorado Rockies +20000
  • Pittsburgh Pirates +25000
  • San Francisco Giants +25000
  • Seattle Mariners +30000
  • Baltimore Orioles +30000
  • Detroit Tigers +30000
  • Kansas City Royals +30000
  • Miami Marlins +20000

MLB Still Hopes for a mid-May Start

Manfred, owners, and players remain hopeful that MLB can start their 2020 season in mid-May. Although baseball might have to come up with social distancing rules, those rules won’t be as hard for baseball fans to follow than it is for basketball and hockey fans.

Many teams play during the day when fans can’t attend. Also, baseball has become a more screen viewing sport. It’s difficult to watch live for many fans because it’s hard to follow the action. On television, baseball is great!

MLB has more experience with few, if not any, fans in attendance. That’s one of the reasons Manfred is so bullish on a 2020 MLB Season.

Also, by mid-May, heck, by mid-April how we deal with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) could have a much different look. If three medicines New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is testing prove beneficial to treating the virus, or even one, like hydroxychloroquine proved for Rio Giardinieri, things will change for the better.

What Would a Shortened MLB Season Look Like

Let’s assume that this happens and Major League Baseball plays a shortened regular season starting in mid-May. What would that look like?

Baseball scheduled the regular season to end on September 27. If games started on May 15, that gives baseball 135 days. Baseball happens every day. Sometimes there are double-headers. MLB could try and get in 135 games for each team. With a few double-headers, that’s more than possible.

Or, MLB could decide to start later and get in 100 to 125 games. Also, there’s the chance that MLB decides to push the postseason out a week or two and play up to 150 games. Any way we cut it, baseball is in a great position to play close to an entire regular season.

Baseball Will Happen, It’s Just a Matter of When

The 2020 Major League Baseball Season should happen. There’s much promise in the 3 medicines that Governor Cuomo accrued for New York. Half of the infections of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) are in New York, which means social distancing seems to be working for the rest of the United States.

While you wait for the MLB Season to start, check out MLB Futures on MyBookie. Great odds exist for all sorts of wagers, including who will win the World Series.

Place your bets on What will be the first league to play? on our Coronavirus Odds.

Here in Sportsbook we will keep you informed on the status of the main leagues. We also have the NBA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status and NHL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status.

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