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How many games needs to be played to validate a possible 2020 season?

4 years agoStaff Report

With the owners and player’s association now starting to trade proposals this week, the big question is how many games should be played to make this season still relevant in history. That’s the topic that Jim Deshaies, Bruce Levine and Taylor McGregor discussed with Elise Menaker on Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite.

Deshaies believes that the original proposal of 80 games is what should happen.

“I think in [the owners] mind, [playing 50-60 games] is a last resort. I think the teams are more comfortable with an 80 game schedule that they initially proposed. I think what’s happened here is we have some groundwork laid down here by both sides.”

McGregor agreed and brought up the point of that regardless of how many games will be played, this possible 2020 season will always stand out in the history books.

“I think 80+ games will give you the best sense of being able to prove which teams are the best over the long haul…The biggest thing is that we have to understand that no matter the type of season we have this year, it’s going to be completely different. There’s always going to be an asterisk next to it.”

Catch Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network.

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