This week, Major League Baseball and its players' union came to terms on a series of spending cuts considered necessary to make up for lost revenue caused by postponements and inevitable cancellations of official league activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. Included on this list of items? Limiting the extent to which the 2020 MLB Draft can be shortened, but reducing financial guarantees for many potential draftees.
But that's not the only draft-related topic that should catch the eyes of baseball fans. Believe it or not, if the 2020 regular season ends up including fewer than 81 games per team, "the draft order for the 2021 draft can be determined by the commissioner’s office with consultation with the MLBPA," notes JJ Cooper of Baseball America.