This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
Most of us are shuttered indoors during this international crisis. One means available to pass the time is the creation of new fantasy leagues for this season. Drafts in this "down time" are really a great way to pass time and still enjoy the sport we love.
If you are interested in creating and joining a 10-team 5X5 roto league with me, please email me at BPleskoff@aol.com. No entry fee. No financial prizes. And one of you would have to serve as the Commissioner — that's over my pay grade.
Once I hear from you, we can go from there.
What I Think Will Happen in Baseball
I have talked with people close to the game for their opinion on what they believe will happen once the "all clear" is given to proceed. Here are the most consistent items I have heard:
- The Arizona Fall League will take on added importance and will start sooner than ever — with only the best prospects taking part.
- There will be three weeks of spring training games in Arizona and Florida once they get the "green light."
- They will return to Arizona and Florida so they can watch minor league players on the back fields.
- The general feeling is that baseball gave way too much in their settlement with the players last week in an effort to gain favor for the upcoming agreement between the players and owners. The biggest rub may be offering a full year of service time in a