This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
It's really tough to believe that after all "this," we're less than 10 days from Opening Day. I fully expect the season to start then, but whether we get a full 60 games plus playoffs has to be less than a 100 percent possibility, right? COVID-19 cases continue to rise, seemingly everywhere. David Price and Buster Posey are the big names to have opted out of playing in 2020, but at least for now, it appears Mike Trout will play. Trout, whose wife is expecting their first child sometime in August, was speculated as a potential opt out. Had that happened, would we even have a season? Sure, we've all heard the expression that no player is above the team or the sport, but this is Mike Trout. I'm no Angels fan, but I certainly hope he plays. With that, let's look at some recent news out of camps…
The opt outs and the trickle-down effects
David Price, SP, LAD – Price leaves a pretty significant hole in the Dodgers' rotation, but fortunately they continue to have ridiculous depth. Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Julio Urias and Alex Wood are locks for four spots, leaving one now up for grabs. Ross Stripling is an early leader for that slot, but he'll face competition from the likes of Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May and, perhaps eventually, prospect Josiah Gray. I guess if I had to project games started, it would go something like: Kershaw, Buehler, and Urias