Thursday, March 19, 2020


Don't panic, there has been no revision to the 81 game suspension that Domingo German agreed to over the fall, but thanks to the Coronavirus it does keep him out of the game longer. He assumed it would get him back in games by June, but now that is no longer the case.

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has a good explanation of all of this HERE. The best way to sum this up is this: German must serve his 81 game suspension when the season does start....whenever that is. No one knows exactly but we speculated in A LONGER MLB SHUTDOWN LOOMING AFTER FIRST POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST. So if the season doesn't start until June, then we won't see him until the last few weeks of the regular season and the Yankees rotation depth looks scarier with Luis Severino missing all of this season. If the season starts in July....then things just got a lot uglier for us.

At this point, I don't think it is reasonable to assume this season will be anyway near as long as we are used to. The odds of a shortened season look inevitable. So the number of games German will be available for look bleak. This is a tough blow for the Yankees and for German. The delay of the season definitely benefits some of our injured guys like James Paxton, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, but it hurts the Yankees with pitching depth.

Let's hope that all of this strategy that our government leaders are talking about works. Hopefully we get ahead of the curve of this and we an get back to baseball sooner rather than later. And when we do, let's hope that guys like Jordan Montgomery give us that boost we need and the Yankees depth pays off.

I'm so sick of this virus. It affects our life in every way and I say that as I sit here in my office working from home for the first time EVER in my career. My company has NEVER allowed it. Oh and how many of us are still looking for toilet paper and NORMAL groceries? Now this virus also impacts when German can fulfill his suspension as he agreed.

It's a crazy world out there, folks. Stay safe....and stay sane. We will all find a way through this. Hopefully we see baseball and German sooner rather than later.

--Jeana Bellezza-Ochoa
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @nyprincessj 

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