Dodgers: Kiké Hernandez burns MLB insiders for speculating on season

Kike Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Kike Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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Are you tired of reading about Major League Baseball’s latest plan for the 2020 season? Well, so is Dodger infielder Kiké Hernandez.

Let’s face it. Whether baseball is being played or not, we rely on Twitter for all of the latest news and updates on what is happening around the league. But it is even more pressing when everything is shutdown, and we don’t have actual games to interrupt the constant refresh of our timelines.

Another day, another new proposal being leaked about how MLB might try to finagle a 2020 season in the middle of a global pandemic. One came out on Tuesday that has the Dodgers playing in the same division as the Astros.

Wouldn’t that be fun?

Dodger infielder Kiké Hernandez is tired of the constant churn of speculation from MLB reporters. Appearing on Dodger Talk on Tuesday, he sent a few brush back pitches toward the insider crowd. When asked if he has any idea of whether a season will be played, he gave a great response.

“Man, I don’t even know anymore,” he said. “I feel like all these guys, every time they hear a little gossip here and there, they are going to write about it and print it out, so that just in case that was the plan, they were the first one to have it available. But there’s been 27 plans already out there that some of these writers have tweeted about. I guess that’s our source of information right now.”

The 28-year-old from Puerto Rico said the player’s union reaches out to the players every time there’s a new plan circulated on Twitter, letting them know MLB hasn’t formally come to them with any proposals so everything is pure speculation at this point.

“All of this is pure speculation and the race for being first,” Hernandez summed it up.

A lost 2020 season would be particularly painful to Hernandez, who is due to become a free agent next offseason. He was hoping to use his final year with the Dodgers to prove his value on the diamond and erase the bad taste in his mouth from losing to the Nationals in the 2019 NLDS.

The utility man hit 17 home runs last season with a .237/.304/.411 slash line. He currently earns $5.9 million. He is expected to be a key piece on manager Dave Roberts’ bench if any of the rumors about a 2020 season come true and baseball returns over the summer.

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