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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Seeing Bryce Harper in his Nationals jersey in this HR Derby ... let's just say I hope his Phillies career goes better than, say, Ken Griffey Jr.'s Reds career did. Interesting comparison: Mariners make playoffs first two seasons after Griffey leaves; Nationals win World Series after Harper leaves. Baseball is weird.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have a deal, sources tell ESPN. The players have voted on it already. MLB owners are expected to ratify it tomorrow. An excellent sign that draws a path forward as baseball tries to figure out when it will return. In the deal, MLB has the right to shorten the 2020 draft to five rounds, sources tell ESPN. Additionally, it can delay the start of the international signing period to as late as January 2021.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The new format (since 2015) has made the Home Run Derby interesting again and it's fun having the young stars like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Pete Alonso participate AND enjoy doing it. I would still like to see a few more big stars join in, however. Heck, Barry Bonds did it in 2001, 2002 and 2004 -- deep into his career. Ken Griffey Jr. won it three times back in the day.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The new agreement between MLB and the MLBPA gives players a full year of service time in the event the 2020 season is canceled, per ESPN's Jeff Passan. That means Mookie Betts could technically become a free agent without playing a single game for the Dodgers. Andrew Friedman on that scenario today: "We did not factor in a global pandemic into our thought process, and so we will determine whether we should have or not. Obviously joking. I'm not even focused on that. I can't wait ‘til I am."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Javier Baez seems tailor made for the Home Run Derby with his raw power, bat speed and athleticism. He would lose this first-round matchup in 2018 to Max Muncy, 17 to 16, but he got off to a slow start and then heated up. I'd like to see him give it another go.