As owners and players continue to negotiate the terms of a return to baseball — and we brace for the reaction to the owners’ economic proposal coming next week — there is at least some promising news when it comes to the game coming back.
Like a lot of businesses are starting to do, it looks like the Brewers are offering a scaled-back re-opening for their players looking to get ready for whatever a 2020 season ends up being. Adam McCalvy says the team is opening the doors to its Arizona training facility for individual workouts for players who are already in the Phoenix area.
Promising: The Brewers have opened their Arizona facility to 40-man players who reside in Phoenix for individualized workouts. Keston Hiura, Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader are among those taking part.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 23, 2020
In “normal world” terms, we could maybe look at this like players showing up to the complex for individual work over the winter ahead of spring training. It makes sense for some of the guys — especially the pitchers — to get some of that work in before “Spring Training 2” starts (ideally in a couple weeks in mid-June).
It’s not a lot to get excited about — especially with so many details for the union to figure out with the league — but at the very least it’s nice to hear about baseball players starting to do baseball things, instead of getting just getting towel drills to do through Zoom meetings.