We are now seven days without baseball because of the Coronavirus outbreaks. And the San Diego Padres take care of their staff during the delay.
The San Diego Padres announced on Wednesday that they are working with Major League Baseball to create a $1 million fund to help assist employees that are without work because of the postponement.
This is absolutely the right move by the Padres and something I think we ultimately see a lot of other teams do.
Hopefully they come up with something to pay their minor league players as well during the delay.
Seven days with no baseball
As we continue the depressing countdown of days without baseball, we move to day seven, which highlights the great Chase Headley.
The third baseman put up one of the best seasons in the history of San Diego baseball in 2012 by slashing .286/.376/.498 with 31 home runs and 115 RBI.
He finished fifth in the NL MVP vote, won a Gold Glove, and won the Silver Slugger award at third.
It still ranks as the sixth best season by a position player in Padres’ history based on WAR as he had a 6.4 WAR season.
Hopefuly we get a similar season from the current third baseman for the Padres in Manny Machado.
Looking at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website on Thursday morning, they list a total of 7,038 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.
I haven’t been keeping up with the numbers, but now that we’ve started this series I plan to keep updating this and hopefully we see the outbreak slow down.
Not just for the sake of getting baseball back, but for the health of everyone in our country.
Make sure you check back with Friars on Base during this postponement for updates. And we’ll continue to get your ready for the season whenever it gets started.