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Mets mailbag: Citi Field could make for messy spring training

From the players’ perspective, there is the obvious incentive of getting paid a fraction of their salaries as compared to the $300,000 veteran maximum if the season is scrapped entirely. Players also have concerns about how a missed calendar year would affect their skills. It’s one thing to work out independently and quite another to participate on a daily basis in the heat of competition.

The older players, especially, would have to worry about regaining their mojo from a year without baseball. (For somebody like Yoenis Cespedes, who will be trying to get a contract, the layoff would be close to three years since last playing).

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