Transmogrified Tiger wrote:May is almost certainly too aggressive, if for no other reason than you need to have a reduced ramp up spring training, but I don't think it's that unreasonable an idea. You eliminate the risk of travel, and while yes there are non-players that would need to work to support this, we're almost as close to June as we are to Valentine's Day, and by that point on the current trajectory it doesn't appear to be a hyper-dangerous proposition. Certainly possible that circumstances change, but they need to start planning now for whatever the season could look like.
My biggest concern is that the Spring Training parks will not be viable places to play by June when the temps start to average over 100 degrees daily, and can go up to 115. I'm guessing the plan is to play until the virus infections are low enough to potentially play in major league parks (still without fans) and loosen some of the isolation restrictions on the players. But what if that doesn't happen as quickly as they anticipated? Is their fallback plan to move every game to Chase Field, or are they going to have to shut down again? We're still at a stage where its difficult to predict with certainty how things will look in 2+ months.