As MLB continues to discuss ways of salvaging some sort of a 2020 season, one effort involves teams playing every game in the state of Arizona.
Some players have come out in support of the plan, while others have been skeptical about being isolated in one place for months and if the proposal is medically feasible.
Among those in favor of the Arizona plan is Mets first baseman Pete Alonso.
"I feel like that's pretty realistic," Alonso said, speaking on a podcast with Mets minor leaguer Jake Mangum. "But also I'm not a member of the CDC. At the end of the day, they're the people that have to give the thumbs-up or the green light."
Alonso played 27 games with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 2018, hitting six home runs with 27 RBI, giving him personal experience of how the layout in Arizona could potentially work as a major-league option.
"In Arizona, for you guys who aren't necessarily familiar with it, every team is within 45 minutes of each other. The complexes there are absolutely supreme," Alonso said. "Because it's nice, high altitude and thin desert air, the ball flies a little bit better. Arizona, especially in that Phoenix area, is very conducive to baseball. Obviously not as much rain. For all the seasons to get done, that's going to be a pretty good thing that's going to happen."
Others to support the plan include Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino, who recently told the Post's Joel Sherman that "I don't have any good insight but I would be in the camp of supporting the idea. I'm sure a lot would have to go right for it to actually happen but I'm hoping it can work because I want to play."
SNY's Andy Martino reported Wednesday that the Arizona plan was one of several ideas, with one official involved in its design telling SNY on Tuesday that it's "this or nothing."
A person with direct knowledge of the idea told Martino that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious diseases, is one of the officials who has been apprised of the proposal and responded with initial positivity.