Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to a deal for the 2020 season that will afford players a full year of service time even if the campaign is canceled entirely.
Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black said Monday that "all of us, and I'm included, have a slight doubt" the season will be played. If that's the case, as it goes with any major change, some teams will feel the impact more than others.
Let's take a look at the clubs that could suffer the most from this arrangement:
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have the most to lose if the season isn't played.
It starts with the fact that Mookie Betts may never suit up in a game that matters, which would mean Los Angeles coughed up Alex Verdugo and Jeter Downs for two years of David Price at $16 million per season.
Betts is one of the main reasons the Dodgers are the unequivocal National League favorites, so it'll be interesting to see whether the front office feels compelled to pay the superstar outfielder what he wants in free agency after what could be a lost year.
Additionally, Justin Turner is set to hit free agency at the end of the campaign. While the third baseman is no longer garnering MVP votes, he's still an integral member. Only Cody Bellinger has been worth more WAR for the Dodgers since the beginning of 2017, according to FanGraphs.
L.A. could also lose Joc Pederson, Enrique Hernandez, Pedro Baez, and the recently added Alex Wood and Blake Treinen, while Clayton Kershaw would be one year further from his outrageously elite peak and miss out on what would have been his ninth Opening Day start.