Playoffs on election night!! Wow, probably the only plus!! This whole sport scene is way out of hand....Basketball, hockey playoffs in the summer. IMO, let it go and start fresh in the Fall. Baseball, play half of the "fake games, leagues, etc"...get it done in the usual time frame. Move on to 2021 and hope things can be normalized. They have enough issues with player development, new framework for MiL, drafting. Redo it and try to do it as best they can. No matter how they spin it, it's about $$$$$, they're a business, I get it. Players have a finite career, a short time to make as much as they can, one season for a marginal player has a huge impact....not so much for the Trout, Machado types. Yep, push a fake season into winter..compete with NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA (football, basketball). Baseball might find out how popular and watchable it is compared to the others.
Good comparison to Pedroia. Good runner but not a burner. Some power but not a lot. .299 hitter with a .365 OBP. Scored a lot of runs and some years could drive a bunch. ROY, MVP, 4 time AS, 4 time GG. If Martin could do that it would be quite a career.