Major League Baseball is in a somewhat different position that the NBA and NHL when it comes to playing through the coronavirus hype. It’s true that spring training has been suspended and at press the official season start date has been moved two weeks from the intended date of March 26. But when it comes to the diamond and expansive field, players have very little direct contact with one another aside from getting tagged while running to (or attempting to steal) a base. Perhaps they can manufacture latex mitts to get over than small hurdle? We’re pretty sure disgruntled hitters won’t be rushing the mound any time soon, so the threat of COVID spread is mitigated there as well. What about the stadiums? The league can reduce the number of tickets to ensure two or three seats between attendees, which is something it seems the Miami Marlins did all last season – talk about empty seats!
While our suggested measures above are surefire (it’s science!) ways to hedge the risk of health concerns at this season’s MLB games, there are still giant question marks looming overhead from Fenway to Wrigley, and especially Safeco (maybe avoid that one). Will the MLB baseball season be postponed for more than a month? Will it resume in time for the summer? Will it be outright cancelled? In true sportsbook form we have released actionable odds on this topic, not just for the NBA (click here) and the NHL (click here) but for America’s favorite pastime too. Let’s review.
Official Odds on How Long the 2020 MLB Baseball Season Will be Postponed, or if it Will be Cancelled
MLB Season Prop: Will the 2020 MLB regular season be suspended for more than 30 days (from March 26 2020)?
MLB Season Prop: Will the 2020 MLB regular season be outright cancelled?
Non-Actionable Odds (“friendly” wagers)
Odds that MLB stadiums will be closed to the general public when the 2020 season begins: 3/1
Odds that MLB stadiums will allow some, but restrict the number of ticket sales to the general public when the 2020 season begins: 2/1
Odds any MLB player refuses to play out of fear of the coronavirus, when the 2020 season begins: 3/1
Other Currently Available MLB Season Odds
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