Making sure that players are safe amid the coronavirus pandemic should be the first priority that is considered when it comes to potentially restarting the 2020 MLB season.
The MLB owners, in their proposal that would get the 2020 season kicked off, made sure that worries about inadequate testing are nullified, as the proposal involves testing all personnel multiple times per week, with results available within 24 hours.
Good thing baseball players will have an inexhaustible supply of tests while us regular folks have to make do with what we get -- the next step in making this plan a reality, of course, involves proving these tests can be provided ethically.
The testing rules are part of a proposal that owners have sent to the players' union that would get baseball started around the 4th of July. Other weird quirks of this plan include a universal DH, an 82-game season, rosters expanding from 25 players to 30, and a 50-50 revenue split between owners and players.
The players will need to decide if the owners' proposal checks all of their boxes as it pertains to the on-field play alterations, off-field revenue distribution, and health and safety protocols. At the very least, the league is being overly cautious when it comes to the possibility of a player testing positive, which is the right mindset to have.