New York Yankees: How a canceled season impacts the Bombers

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There is somewhat of a chance that the 2020 MLB Season gets canceled. That could both help and hurt the New York Yankees, but how?

The New York Yankees 2020 season was supposed to get underway on March 26 in Baltimore, but because of COVID-19, there is still no time-frame for when the MLB season will begin. For this same reason, there is a realistic chance that the season gets canceled entirely.

Although the MLB has several potential contingency plans to start the season while the virus is still ongoing, ambitious, butt hat might be a little more unrealistic than some think.

Without a vaccine, nobody knows how long this virus will be around. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the owners might ultimately decide that it’s safer and in their best interest to cancel the season in its entirety.

If that happens, player’s contracts would still move forward a year. Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts and players like him, who are set to become free agents after the 2020 season, would still become free agents.

The New York Yankees were entering the 2020 season as co-favorites to win the World Series. Bombers fans and players alike would be left wondering what “could have been,” if there is no baseball this year.

Hopefully, the season doesn’t get canceled, and we don’t have to worry about this. But it’s a genuine possibility. So if the MLB does decide to cancel the 2020 season, how would this impact the New York Yankees?