Though five days ago it seemed like there would be a 2020 MLB season more than ever before, our optimism is now on the complete opposite end of the spectrum.
That's because MLB commissioner Rob Manfred went from "100 percent" sure there would be a 2020 season to "not confident" there would be in a matter of five days. As expected, several of the league's stars are responding to the latest news.
Outspoken pitcher Trevor Bauer, as usual, chimed in on the situation right away with an extensive thread of tweets.
The thread goes on for six more tweets, with Bauer continually pushing the theme that Manfred is bluffing and ending by saying that "no one believes your bluff, bud" and that "you're holding a losing hand."
Christian Yelich, one of the faces of MLB and an MVP front runner heading into 2020, agreed with everything that Bauer had to say.
Fellow potential MVP candidate, Bryce Harper, looked to another Philadelphia sports team to satisfy his hankering for sports, as it seems as though he's given up on a hope for a baseball season.
RADIO.COM Sports MLB insider Jon Heyman seems to back up the idea that there will still be a season, with high certainty.
Kevin Youkilis, a now-retired Red Sox fan favorite, called the move by the league a "slap in the face" in his post.
If you haven't caught on yet, there's a consensus among players that it's a bad time for Major League Baseball. Take a look at some of the other reactions.
Another tidbit from the world of discouraging MLB news came from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, who said that MLB would not hold a 2020 season if there were any outstanding grievances against the league. Outfielder Tommy Pham, who was set to start his first season with the Padres, took this as a sure sign of what's to come.
Pham didn't waste any time looking for a potential suitor for his talents as a backup plan, reaching out to José Gómez Frías, the general manager of Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Professional Baseball League.
Pete Alonso, last season's NL Rookie of the Year, just cut right to the chase and said to just tell him when and where and he will be ready.