Heyman: Marlins 'Looking Around for More Players' After COVID Outbreak

The Joe Rose Show with Zach Krantz: Quarantine Day 85

The Joe Rose Show with Zach Krantz
July 28, 2020 - 10:16 am

The Miami Marlins are still stuck in Philly right now as they await results of another round of Coronavirus tests.  Currently, four more players have tested positive.

The Marlins’ outbreak has sent shockwaves through the sports world raising questions as to whether sports can exist without a bubble.  For now, the plan is to move ahead and for the Marlins to play in Baltimore on Wednesday.  Some members are expected to fly in from Philly, but Miami will now get an early chance to see how well their prospects can play in a Major League situation. 

Jon Heyman joined us on the show Tuesday morning and he had some thoughts on the Marlins’ prospects

“They are looking around for more players," said Heyman. "They do have great prospects, but many of them are thought to be at least a couple of years away from the Major Leagues, and they probably don’t want to rush them up and play them.” 

The bigger question now becomes: Will the league have to cancel more games? 

“That’s the plan if there weren’t further positive tests," Heyman said about moving forward. "If there are many more positive tests and they aren’t able to field a team, they may need to cancel more games.” 

More answers should come over the next 24 hours, but everyone seems hopeful that the Marlins and baseball will be able to continue on through this pandemic.

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