Your tone of authority when you are clearly in a fog is admirable. Anyone who thought his arbitration number was a bargain, as you suggest, could have offered a warm body to secure his services before he hit the open market. What won't make sense is if any team offers him 2M or more now that he's available to any team that wants him.
There are three vaccines, possibly four or five, if you trust the Chinese and Russians. Every factory on the world is going to be producing them. We may delay the start of spring training(only three months away) but I don’t think the season will start late. We may have distanced crowds, though.
No, it absolutely is the formula and what’s he’s worth. That’s a fact.
However, there are only a few teams that need a DH, so it’s not surprising that the market isn’t there..plus, you have announced that you are cutting him, so why trade for him with so little completion?
I'm not sure why a spike in infection rates in November would impact Spring Training beginning on time in March. It's way too early to make those kind of proclamations. Theoretically, all of the players could get vaccinated by then.
I can see the owners not wanting to start things up until it is safe to have fans in the stands. That is the real potential hurdle.