Rob Manfred: 'We've got to be flexible'



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Rob Manfred: 'We've got to be flexible'

Rob Manfred, a baseball commissioner, believes the season will continue despite the corona virus "We are playing," Manfred told Ravech. "The players need to be better, but I am not a quitter in general and there is no reason to quit now.

We have had to be fluid, but it is manageable." , as quoted by ESPN However it looks like all 60 games will not be played "We've got to be flexible on that," Manfred told The Associated Press on Saturday.

"Look, this is one of the reasons that we revisited the issue off the expanded playoffs. If it turns out that some guys play 60, some guys play 58, they have this new thing called winning percentage. We can sort that out."

"It is what the public health experts have been saying from the beginning about this, that there is no one big magic fix," Manfred told the AP. He claims that measures need to be taken so that the season does not end "The protocols are a series of little things that people need to do.

We've had some problems. In order to be better, it's another series of little things. I think it's peer pressure. I think it's players taking personal responsibility. I think it's the union helping us like Tony Clark helped us yesterday.

And I think it's us managing more aggressively." "I don't think it's realistic to think that we're not going to have any more positive tests. We're going to be fluid. We think it's manageable and we're going to continue to try to manage it."

"This is kind of a day-to-day thing right now," Manfred said. "You've just got to get up in the morning and figure out a way to keep going through another day to stay safe for people."

James Paxton

James Paxton believes in victory and he knows how important everything is "I think it's a top-down thing," Yankees pitcher James Paxton said.

"I think that if your leadership is showing how important it is and you've got the front office like we have here taking it very seriously, I think that then that'll trickle down to the players taking it seriously."

"There's risk in everything we do. I know that we've done a -- knock on wood -- a really good job of controlling our atmosphere here. And I think it's important that everyone does that. You can't slip up, you can't make a bad decision because it can really cost your organization the game of baseball and everything."