At the moment, the 2020 baseball season is officially delayed. Whether or not it returns at all is a fair question at this point, and unfortunately it wouldn’t be surprising if there were no season at all. But over the past week-plus, SB Nation’s FanPulse polling has asked fans a bunch of questions about how they thought things might play out.
The first batch of results comes from March 25—the gap between then and now is on me—so it’s possible that folks are feeling differently today. The second set of questions are from April 1, making them more current.
Will there be a 2020 season? 77 percent of respondents said yes.
How many games will be played? A majority said 90 or fewer, while 91-120 came in second before a steep drop-off on the options of 121 or more games.
Asked if they thought fans would be allowed in stadiums for any games this year, 75 percent of those who voted said yes.
As for when the season would return, June was the most popular answer of the options presented, with July finishing a close second.
This week’s poll followed up on the questions asked last week.
Asked how many games would need to be played to consider it a meaningful season, a very slight plurality said 80+ games, with 100+ games coming in just behind.
A majority of folks said the amateur draft needs more than five rounds, the amount agreed upon by the league and the MLBPA. Roughly 40 percent said that five rounds ake sense, while a small portion of voters said the draft should be canceled.
65 percent of respondents think there should still be a spring training if there is a season.
The vast majority of respondents do not expect there to be an All-Star Game.
If the 2020 season happens and ends much later than a normal baseball season, 80 percent of those who voted said the following season should not be delayed because of it.