Here’s an idea: any team that has more than X number of players test positive in a three day window is disqualified from further play. That helps prevent the spread to other teams and puts a lot of pressure on players to avoid situations where they’re likely to get infected.
OK, it will never happen. But I can dream.
I don't think the difference between 84% and 86% is significant, and all of this assumes a league-average batter. it wouldn't take a large difference in batter quality between the current batter and the on-deck batter to flip this around.
Also, if Zach Britton is pitching you probably go for the double play 7 days a week and twice on Sunday, no matter the batters.
What does that have to do with Alberto? He’s 27 and will be a free agent after the 2022 season, at which point he’ll be 29 (30 by the time his first FA season begins). You could sign him to a 4-year deal now and maybe an option year and that wouldn’t look too bad. I would not advocate signing him to a 4 year deal once he reaches FA, however.
To be clear, I’m not at all ready to lock him up — but not because I’m worried about his age. I just don’t want to overreact to his hot start.