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Picking hypothetical NL All-Star outfield starters (1:07)

Andrew Friedman

LA Dodgers President Andrew Friedman called in to talk about how the Dodgers are approaching this "60-game sprint." Also, Friedman gives his opinion on players opting out of playing in the 2020 season for COVID fears. Plus, Friedman was asked about his pitching rotation, now that David Price dropped out of playing this season.

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MLB players who are opting out of the 2020 season

As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the players who have said they will not be participating.


Mason and Ireland HR 1: To Play Or Not To Play?

The guys started the show with a discussion on whether College Football will be played on time (or at all). Then, reaction to Buster Posey's decision to sit out the 2020 MLB season because of family concerns. Also, LA Dodgers President Andrew Friedman came on to talk about how the Dodgers are approaching this "60-game sprint" and gives his opinion on players opting out of playing in the 2020 season because of COVID fears.

The Dodgers believe they can win it all (2:34)
What Dave Roberts is looking forward to in shortened season (1:41)
Max Muncy elaborates on HBP injury (0:33)
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Muncy cites Dodgers' CF backdrop for HBP injury

Max Muncy didn't react quickly enough to a pitch running in on him during Sunday's scrimmage from Dodger Stadium and suffered an injury because of it.


Mason and Ireland HR 3: How Will It Work?

Will the "NBA Bubble" work at Disney World? The guys discussed. Then, reaction to Mookie Betts' comments that the MLB is not doing everything for BLM and for the African American Communities. And, "Game of Games." Plus, Crosstalk with Allen Sliwa.


Mason and Ireland HR 1: Zero Percent?

ESPN's Buster Olney kicked off the show, as he thinks there is a "zero percent chance" that the 2020 MLB Season won't be completed. Plus, will Kenley Jansen report to Dodgers' camp? And, a look back at "Passangate" and Momo's bad show opening. Also, reaction to the "Bubble meals."


BBTN: Tim Kurkjian on teams staying focused; Rick Mace on Scheduling Games, Hembo on Juan Soto

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss how refreshing it is to see Terry Francona and Francisco Lindor pulling pranks, the challenge of keeping players focused and the need to hear from Rob Manfred as issues with the restart arise (4:20). Later, ESPN’s senior manager of MLB programming Rick Mace talks about what it’s been like scheduling games for TV (16:19). Plus, Hembo on which teams have scheduling advantages and why he’d take Juan Soto on a 10-year contract (26:00).

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Dodgers' Betts has doubts on season starting

With swirling uncertainty as a backdrop, new Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts isn't sure he'll ever have an official at-bat with the team. "I'm fully expecting to play. But that doesn't mean there aren't doubts," he said.

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Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open MLB schedule

The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.


BBTN: Dave Schoenfield on Cleveland changing its name and players expressing skepticism about playing; Sarah Langs on the David Price opting out

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Cleveland’s decision to review its name, possible names to replace the Indians, Freddie Freeman getting sick, Mike Trout, Sean Doolittle and Buster Posey’s skepticism about playing, and what the tipping point could be to shut the season down (7:16). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to talk about her aversion to spiders and what losing David Price means to the Dodgers (26:02).

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.0611th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
Batting Average.24812th
On Base Percentage.3379th
Slugging Percentage.4518th