Bernie on the Scene: Fireworks on the Way at MLB
Bernie on the Scene: Fireworks on the Way at MLB

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

LEADING OFF

It isn't just the potential hazards of the virus or the venues where games will be played that has Major League Baseball still on hold. In fact, follow the money. Always. The owners want the players to take a larger reduction in pay than the players wish.

For example, if 50 percent of the schedule will be played, will the players get 50 percent of their salaries? Not if the owners have their way. The owners claim that without fans, they will not be getting their full revenue. They will miss out on ticket sales, concession, souvenirs, parking, etc.

The net result? They want that loss figured in to players salaries. So, 50 percent of their salaries and a cut for additional revenue loss.

The two sides are scheduled to meet and hash things out this week. Fireworks!

Major League Baseball will conduct a five-round amateur draft. That is down from the usual 40 rounds. It is expected to begin June 10. That date has not been set in stone.

STARTING LINEUP

Gavin Lux, Dodgers, SS/2B, BL, 6-2, 190, Age 22

Lux is slated to be the Opening Day second baseman and bat eighth for the Dodgers when the season begins. While he may not have the pizzazz of some other second base fantasy options, he is a solid player with a good bat.

Lux likely will move Max Muncy back to first base, a fact that is important to note for fantasy purposes. So

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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