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    Mike Trout Might Not Play This Year

    Trout is concerned about the safety and well-being of his family. Especially, with a baby on the way.

    ďHonestly, I still donít feel comfortable with the baby coming,Ē the Los Angeles Angels told reporters during a conference call Friday, according to USA Today. ďThereís a lot of things on my mind. Iím trying to be the safest and most cautious way to get through the season. Itís going to be tough.Ē

    Trout and his wife Jessica are expecting a baby in August. Itís something that appears to weigh heavily on his mind as he considers playing during the pandemic-shortened season.

    ďWeíre playing it by ear,Ē he said. ďI think the biggest thing is this is our first child. Iíve got to be there. If I test positive, I canít see the baby for 14 days. We would be upset. Iíve got to keep Jess safe. Iíve got to keep the baby safe. Ö I try to talk to my wife every night about this. I know Iím risking myself. I could meet somebody and get this virus. Thatís the last thing I want to do.

    ďI love baseball. I love playing this game. We all want to play. Itís going to come down to how safe we are going to be. If thereís outbreak or something happens these next few weeks, weíve got to reconsider.

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    Not surprised. He’s been laying the foundation not to play for months now.

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    Take about .20 cents off their lines daily?

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    I realize Trout isn't the first or last, but what are the penalties in MLB for a player who doesn't play per their contract?

    Can players just come and go as they please with no contractual conditions? Any repercussions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile takeover View Post
    I realize Trout isn't the first or last, but what are the penalties in MLB for a player who doesn't play per their contract?

    Can players just come and go as they please with no contractual conditions? Any repercussions?
    good question

    wonder how his teammates feel

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    Can't fault any player in any league that does not want to play with the virus going on. Some families have kids or parents with pre existing conditions. Trouts wife is pregnant and we have no clue what other family circumstances their may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile takeover View Post
    I realize Trout isn't the first or last, but what are the penalties in MLB for a player who doesn't play per their contract?

    Can players just come and go as they please with no contractual conditions? Any repercussions?
    Yes. He just doesnít receive his salary. Thatís all. What other repercussions can there be?

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    This is just another nail in the coffin of our baseball season. I haven't placed a bet since March and it sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile takeover View Post
    I realize Trout isn't the first or last, but what are the penalties in MLB for a player who doesn't play per their contract?

    Can players just come and go as they please with no contractual conditions? Any repercussions?
    If players are deemed at high risk or have a pregnant wife they can and will still get paid.

    This group can also opt out altogether and still get paid
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    so dont see your family... i thought they werent allowed to do anything like a bubble like nba??

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    Not surprised

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    Don't blame him. I wouldn't play

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    Tough spot for MLB players

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    Players are scared they will die or get permanent lung damage. For a lot of them it could be career ending. The owners have nothing to lose. They watch the games alone.
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    Good point

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    They don't win with him, so what difference would it make

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    Trout is very good. No question. They never win anyway

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    No big deal he just doesnít get paid

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    No big deal he just doesn’t get paid
    That's fine. He can afford it

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    He can say that because he makes 30 million a year

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    Iíd like to see if he was just starting out ,and needed the money, like everyone else sacrificing his life. If he would be saying that

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    Yep. He already got paid

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    Thatís what separates the great ones from immortal status. Look if Lebron James wants to play or not. Look if Tom brady wants to play or not. Thatís why mike trout will never win anything in his life win a playoff series then talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    No big deal he just doesn’t get paid
    I don't think you understand. I may be wrong but from what I understand the fact that his wife is pregnant he can sit out and he does get paid.
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    Wow what a queer then


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Teaser View Post
    I don't think you understand. I may be wrong but from what I understand the fact that his wife is pregnant he can sit out and he does get paid.

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    Great player. My brother played against him in the minors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe_Word View Post
    Take about .20 cents off their lines daily?
    Don't you think the bookmakers will have taken that into account already?

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    Of course..

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    Trout team has done nothing since he started heís not even missed actually if you look at the statistics

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    Imagine if the Angels get to the post season at least without him, it will be embarrassing for him.

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    When he was injured there was very little difference in the win loss percentage in his career big sluggers donít have a lot of impact itís all pitching

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    There will be just as many get outside playing than playing .
    This is MLB , not combat , beat the shit out of each other football
    If he does ,cool , just means they're not shit compared to the daily worker still going in to make it even in more stressful conditions.
    This guy can literally buy a see thru fukkin house for the family yet just can't touch . The rest of America will go in 10 hrs , sleep with the other 5 family members putting them in jeopardy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyCover View Post
    This is just another nail in the coffin of our baseball season. I haven't placed a bet since March and it sucks.
    none this year...so far...

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