The Rise In Transfers Has Affected the College Sports Fandom

Many believe that the name on the front of a jersey is more important than the one on its back, and it now appears that The Transfer Portal has tested that motto. Fans of the Michigan and Michigan State athletics have shared their opinion on the portal and the accelerated rate of transfers in college sports. One showing an example is the transfer of football player Ben VanSumeren from Michigan State to East Lansing again in Michigan. Still, it gives underclassmen who are unhappy with their playing time and veterans looking to play their last season elsewhere a good way for transferring.

Fans Are Not Too Concerned About Losing Promising Players to Transfers

Ben VanSumeren Despite the fact that promising players are rarely using the Transfer Portal, there is still disappointment among the fans when it does happen. The tension surrounding such possibilities is slowly rising, especially when someone like Rocket Watts leaves the program. Many fans believe that court production is the most important thing but still feel a connection with the roster. Those who follow the recruiting process even get to know a player before they arrive on campus, and not getting to see that happen during transfers is considered a downside by many.

The Transfer Portal Is Largely Viewed as a Magnet That Pulls Players Away from Their Teams

Rocket Watts College athletes are limited to four or five years with their team, and many stars tend to leave sooner. This makes the Transfer Portal a magnet that could pull players away and reshape college rosters every year. This means that in three or four years, teams can be completely overhauled and can make it difficult for some fans to get invested in their team.

Ultimately, the names on the back of a jersey are changing all the time, while the one on the front stays the same. According to one fan, it would be fine if an entire team is made of transfers as long as it competed for a Big Ten title. Apparently, winning trumps all.

MLBPA Proposes 114-Game Season Beginning June 30

Fans of baseball have been left without their favorite sport to watch due to the global virus outbreak. The MLB season was about to get started when the pandemic broke out, and it seems a start date has finally been agreed.

Hello Baseball My Old Friend

It would appear that after four weeks of negotiations, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have found something they can agree on. The start date for the upcoming MLB season is predicted to be around June 30.

It means there is the potential to witness some ball games in under a month for those who have been starved of action. There will, however, be some changes.

A Shorter Season

The MLBPA is reportedly proposing to shorten the MLB season to a 114-game season. The season would provisionally begin on June 30 and run until October 31, when the postseason would then start.

It would be fewer games than we are used to seeing our favorite teams play, but at least they would be playing. More kinks are to be ironed out when the MLB and MLBPA meet once more, with one of the big sticking points being the well-being of players and key staff.

New Proposals

It’s understood that players will have the right to opt out of playing, and those who are deemed high risk receiving salary. A salary deferral plan has been created in case the postseason is canceled.

This new proposal will create two years of extended playoffs, and players will receive a $100 million advance during their second spring training. Of course, money is also a bone of contention, with owners reportedly asking their star players to take even larger pay cuts than those they agreed to in March.

The proposed start date is getting closer and closer, meaning exhibitions could be played in the coming weeks to allow pitchers to find their rhythm.