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2020 Minor League Baseball season officially cancelled

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Morning news and notes for Wednesday, July 1, 2020

MiLB: JUL 01 Columbus Clippers at Toledo Mud Hens Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Minor League Baseball made official yesterday what everyone was expecting and dreading: They will not play any games in 2020.

The good news is that the Major League Indians resume camp today, after months of waiting around for the coronavirus and negotiations to end. Neither of those things is anywhere close to done, but we trudge on.

Mandy Bell attempts to answer 5 questions facing the 2020 Indians as camp gets underway.

Links

• Spencer Torkelson’s bonus broke a record

This Corey Kluber picture is certain to depress you

• If a player is absent from games this season, we may not know if it is due to a positive COVID test. Casinos: unhappy.

• Some lucky people may be able to take in baseball games this season

• A baseball team made a trade for the first time in 136 days, and surprise! Castrovince has puns

• The Oakland Athletics would like to put a cardboard cutout of you inside their stadium in exchange for a donation

• Bobby Bonilla: Still getting paid.

• Rich Guy has thoughts about the money the Padres are going to “lose” this season