Unfortunately, for some of these players closing in on milestone numbers like 3,000 hits and 3,000 Ks, I don’t see any way that they can do anything other than shortening the season like they did in ‘95. They need to have 2-3 weeks to get the players in shape, and that lines up with about the earliest time that these quarantines could possibly end. If they go to a shorter 144 game season it may work with the playoffs being pushed a couple weeks further ahead, and it could make things tricky with some of these colder weather teams. If they all can agree to have the top 2 records in the AL and NL compete in the a 5-game LCS, it could allow for a full 162 game season. This could be the push MLB needs to realign the divisions and only have 2 divisions per league with top 2 finishers in each division making the playoffs, a universal DH, and possibly (I hope not) expansion. I would love to see a full 162 game season, but I can’t see it happening, so I am glad smarter people than myself are planning the 2020 season.
I'm in favor of a short season but with a double-header every week (or two) to squeeze in a reasonable number of more games, ending "on time" and trying next year to start on time.
Ooh... I like the double-header idea. Being locked up in the house sucks... but no baseball sucks even more.
Most welcome. Personally I dont want to get short-changed on any baseball this year. I say play through to next Spring Training!