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Dodgers: Kasten, Friedman Discuss Baseball’s Abrupt Stoppage and What Comes Next

It all happened so fast…



The head honchos of the Dodgers front office sat down for an online Q&A session with the broadcast duo of Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser to talk about everything surrounding the club and what they know from MLB about when baseball may return.

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While everything with surrounding major sports and COVID-19 accelerated so quickly (in terms of stoppage, not the knowledge of the virus), the four participants discussed how quickly things really did change at Camelback Ranch for the club.

In terms of what comes next, President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said the staff is trying to come up with “remote workout plans” to try and keep players ready for a potential season in 2020. He admits the real challenge is keeping everyone connected during this unexpected offseason 2.0.

Importantly — and unfortunately — nobody really knows when baseball will come back. Team President Stan Kasten said he’s on the phone with MLB daily looking for updates.

We’re on conference calls every day — I think we all kind of see a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the virus and the risks. I don’t know how long that will be, but people in the health community see a path to get there, but I don’t know when that will be.

The big expectation is that MLB will redo the schedules and teams will play a heavily shortened season, something that Kasten has experience with.

Thank you to the Dodgers for putting this out there for the fans.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. Some video and coverage of the rebuild will help our spirits. We’ve got lots of time, so get it done right.

  2. We’ll win the World Series in the ridiculously shortened season just our luck it won’t be quite the same accomplishment considering some of the opponents wouldn’t have even made it in a full season

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