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Monday, December 07, 2020

MLB Winter Meetings: 12 questions about virtual version of hot stove’s biggest week

2. You said this year’s meetings are virtual?
Indeed. In late October, MLB announced that this year’s Winter Meetings, which had been scheduled for Dallas, would not be conducted in person, because of COVID. The same decision was made for the owners’ meetings, which were scheduled for November. Instead, in the words of the MLB press release, “the agendas of both meetings will be conducted remotely as necessary.”

Presumably, that means zoom calls, conference calls, and the like for official business. As for discussions regarding free agent signings and trades, that will presumably be done via phone call and text, which is usually how those things go, anyway.

In addition to concerns about the pandemic, the costs of renting out hotel rooms and convention space were probably a consideration given the current financial situation in MLB.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 07, 2020 at 10:51 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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