I’m so close. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. Nice to be able to say: $5 million? Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leakeis planning to opt out of participating in the 2020 season, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports (via Twitter). Even w/o injury get off to a slow start and your numbers will never recover due to lack of games, and your value plummets. Also, “more education than he”, and not “more education than him”. Every player has that right, and have to accept whatever consequence derives from it. Hopefully they won’t have to and the league will officially shut down soon. Leake will be using this time off to perfect his shoplifting skills.

I do agree that Bill Gates is not an expert in epidemiology. Maybe not but his ill and aging Father most definitely is. He clearly thinks that it’s high risk to play. I’m looking forward to the 2020 season. PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the … Leake was due $5,555,556 as the prorated share of his $15 million salary. How so did he choose to pitch for AZ? And at the age of 35, he wanted to clarify the decision to not play in the upcoming season does not mean he’s retiring.

Envy is a more apt description of how local fans feel about the Big Blue Machine from Los Angeles.

This was not an easy decision for Mike. His absence leaves the rotation with Madison Bumgarner, Robbie Ray, Luke Weaver and Zac Gallen as locks for spots. Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and right-handed pitcher Joe Ross also have made the decision to not play in MLB’s 60-game season. He’s certainly never going to get 5.5 million bucks for 60 games worth of work. MLB owners and media have brainwashed yall, so hard.

It’s leake’s last serious payday and he gave it up. Players only have good choices.

“During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwitz, said in a statement on Monday. “During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement Monday. Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is the first known major league player to opt out of the 2020 season, sources tell ESPN. You know how scary the thought of sending my kids back to school is? Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is the first to publicly announce his opt-out decision.

Leake, a right-handed pitcher, entered the start of spring training in February out due to a left wrist fracture. Exactly! You are a sad little person that thinks he knows everything about everyone.

By Steve Adams | June 29, 2020 at 1:02pm CDT. “After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. This is the explanation for his opt out from his agent, Danny Horwits, via Passan: During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season.

OF course you don’t. PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake has become the first known player to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus. section: | slug: diamondbacks-mike-leake-becomes-first-known-mlb-player-to-opt-out-of-2020-season | sport: baseball | route: article_single.us | Eventually, perhaps after the World Series, I expect that the trio of Dick Monfort, Jeff Bridich and Bud Black will take our questions. Dinelson Lamet, Joey lucchesi, Cal Quantrill, Mackenzie Gore, Zach Davies, Chris Paddack, Morejon, Baez, Before they consider adding ***an actually impactful starter****. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. By continuing to use the site, you accept our.

The 10-year veteran boasted a 4.05 ERA with a 1.281 WHIP and earned a Gold Glove in 2019 with the Seattle Mariners. He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s looking forward to 2021.”. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. Some guys don’t care about collecting more cash when they don’t want to do something. Not a definitive statement. The opt out, yes. He just opted out of 5.5 million dollars. Gotta love all the smooth-brains on here who are both absolutely wrecking a guy for both being overpaid AND for not being greedy, at the same time, when they should be just applauding the guy for doing what he knows is the right thing to do. After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. Leake was listed on the Diamondbacks’ 60-player pool released earlier Monday, but will be moved in a later transaction.

There is nothing humorous in your remarks. PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus. Leake went 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA with Arizona and earned his first AL Gold Glove Award for his time with the Mariners. It’s in the article. Clearly the risk wasn’t worth the prorated reward. I doubt that people who truly have “more education than Bill Gates” routinely make these mistakes when writing.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Please go into a job interview and ask for your after tax salary requirement. Leake becomes the first known player to choose not to play amid public health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, although others will surely follow suit. Former Giants right-handed pitcher Mike Leake became the first player officially to opt out of the 2020 MLB season.

Okay then. So if his contract doesn’t roll over wouldn’t it make sense for a player who believes they’re underpaid to opt out and get out of that low salary? Well, that and COVID. Leake, 32, will be a free agent following the 2020 season if Arizona declines his $18 million 2021 contract option. The one degree separation doesn’t get you paid. I have advanced degrees from a major school of public health, with a specialty in biostatistics. A mother and father who are sending their kids to school this fall have much harder choices than almost any major league player. Or the thought I might get sick, die and leave my kids by themselves. Have to do what you believe is best for yourself/your family.

He has plans to continue his career following 2020. His absence leaves the rotation with Madison Bumgarner, Robbie Ray, Luke Weaver and Zac Gallen as locks for spots. Nice to have millions in the bank. I am sure you use perfect grammar every time you speak and write and you probably spent a hour on your post. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. Are we comparing head sizes? Whether he’s paid depends on whether he himself is high-risk or whether he’s opting out due to concerns regarding family, loved ones, etc. Agreed! Even if he did want to, he’s a 33 year old pitcher, that had part of his contract paid for this season by 3 different baseball teams. I hope this helps inspire others who were thinking of opting out but didn’t want to be the first to do so. Prior to Leake's announcement Monday, the Diamondbacks released … Denver Post sports writer Patrick Saunders with the latest installment of his Rockies Mailbag. Leake, 32, will be a free agent following the 2020 season if … But listen to “experts” like Bill Gates. Almost no chance that there’s a covid vaccine on the shelf before the start of the 2021 baseball season. He might not for a full 150 at this point in his career. “I got a phone call from Mike Leake the other day and he has informed us that that is what he is going to do,” D-backs GM Mike Hazen said. While so much about you is disingenuous.

After taxes. Not playing baseball for an entire season kills your value just as bad, if not worse, as getting off to a slow start.

I think I would have probably a different answer if it was over 162 [games] as opposed to over 60.”. Players who are deemed in a high-risk category are able to opt out of playing and still be paid.

First of many. If I’m not mistaken when Seattle was trying to trade Mike Leake he had a very short list of teams he’d play for because he wanted to be nearer to his (ill and aging) Father. Every player is only one degree of separation of someone who is high risk. Pay attention!!

It just isn’t a good one from a financial aspect in the slightest. @SteveGilbertMLB first said Leake was opting out. The 32-year-old also is not the only one to opt out of the upcoming season due to concerns associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

But good on Mike Leake. We’ve always had dangers of sickness.

Personal choice over controlling others. To what extent it’s going to impact us, it’s hard to say. Mariners and Cardinals are probably pretty happy about this. Leake was positioned to be fighting for a spot at the back end of the Diamondbacks' rotation. Again, all of those stats you’re listing he did at age 32 and younger.

Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, 32, also announced his intention to sit out 2020 on Monday. It’s completely wrong and a lie to post MLB player salaries as if they are going to get all of the money, period. They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. In the summer of 2019, Atlanta Braves bench coach Walt Weiss was studying the organization's minor-league scouting reports. When he came to AZ he said his father was in poor health, and that’s why he wanted to play here for years leading up to the trade. When you have been paid over $94 million dollars for a mediocre career it is easy to opt out of a potential $5.5 million. That wasn’t the agreement put forth.

Surprising as it may sound, what you do today can affect your chances of a tomorrow, If he’s higher risk. As one of the better-hitting pitchers in the NL, he’s siting out in protest of the DH. Leake had been expected to be a part of the D-backs' starting rotation. Under the agreement reached between the league and union last week, only players who are deemed high-risk themselves are entitled to receive salary and service time after opting out. I am writing this with a smile and enjoying life within a few minutes while a passenger of a car ride in-between my law practice work, while you live bored at of your mind that you have to critique grammar. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets that Leake will not be paid in 2020, which suggests that his decision is not due to concerns about his own health but rather the health of close-proximity family and loved ones. For the aforementioned opt-out group, the decision of whether or not they would receive salary or service time will be left up to each individual team.

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