We don’t want to call anyone a winner or loser in this situation, but some people really will benefit from all the proposed changes for 2020. Let’s take a look
- The would be AAA callups
Rosters are expanding, possibly up to 30+ players. Double headers will likely be schedule. More pitchers, catchers, and versatile players will be needed.
Keibert Ruiz, Zach McKinstry, Victor Gonzales, and Brusdar Graterol will definitely be on an expanded roster.
- Players with inning limits
Dustin May was going to start the year in the pen to cap his innings. Without the need to cap his innings, he may start the year as the Dodgers #5 now.
Kershaw has had injuries the past few years and can pitch longer if he knows it’s a shortened season. Buehler was finally unleashed but will benefit from less innings as well.
- Every team not named the Dodgers
It was our year. This was the best team we have ever seen. If we win whatever 2020 becomes, it was expected. If we lose it’s just another year where our hopes are dashed. The Yankees injury bug is benefitting from the delay. And the Astros are missing their world’s most hated team tour.
- Dodgers front office/owners
They didn’t go all in, but they placed a lot of chips on this year. They lose several players to FA next year. We were a lock for the playoffs at the beginning of the year. With some of the proposed changes our odds of making playoffs go down into the 70% range while the non-existent Royals boost from 0.2% to almost 15%.
- Dodger fans
This was our year man. We had a 20% chance of winning the World Series.
- The rest of the minor league
If they aren’t playing in the majors, they may not play at all this year. They are barely paid an “allowance”. Our heart breaks for the minor leaguers fighting over scraps right now/