That's actually not true. Generally there is some sort of force majeure clause in all my contracts. Of course, I am not in the business of professional player contracts, but I would assume that there is some clause that if the team voided their contract could be taken to court. My assumption is it will be, if you don't feel comfortable playing, we'll put you on an exempt list and you won't get paid. I won't say any judge would find for the player, but it'd be hard to find for a team owner forcing a player to play or void the contract during a global pandemic.
The BBWAA doesn't elect managers and executives, it's the Veterans Committee, or equivalent. They change the rules and makeup and details of those committees so often I have trouble reading much into low long it took Sparky or Earl to get inducted. It seems like half the time it's eight or 10 old guys sitting around free-associating players they used to play with they'd like to see get inducted. See: Harold Baines.
There's 10 spring training stadiums, plus whatever they call the D'back's stadium now. All basically in Phoenix.
16 might be a stretch. They could do like they used to in the 1800s: you build a new one out of wood in three weeks and hope it doesn't collapse on opening day. Less risk with no spectators.
Full disclaimer, I have not read the most recent proposal, but my first thought was Arizona has 16 MLB size stadiums? Or I am guessing multiple games a day at the stadiums which qualify, but do they even have enough for that?
Edit: Doh! Spring training stadiums. As soon as I hit submit it dawned on me....
I agree. I brought up Kohl Stewart who's listed as a starter. But he's my "Oh crap, my starter can't make it out of the 3rd and my bullpen is tired" guy who can mop up a game that's gotten out of hand.
The bullpen management portion of the game is certainly fun. Trying to navigate through a bullpen without wearing them all out with starters that you are lucky can get through an order three times can be a challenge. That's why I have two long relievers and several middle guys who can extend.
Honestly, I hadn’t remembered that it took that long. Some others like Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Sparky Anderson made it much faster after they retired. On the other hand, Whitey Herzog was retired for 20 years before he made it.