Noah Song’s baseball fate still In limbo

soxhop411

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Red Sox still have not heard back from the government on Noah Songs status
Two wild cards that could push the system even higher are pitchers Noah Song (whose status is in doubt due to a military obligation) and Jay Groome (the former first-round pick returning from Tommy John surgery).

While Crockett had no update on Song’s status – “I wish I did,” he said – he was bullish on Groome’s future. After a healthy return late last season, Groome pitched through instructional league and is expected to be fully healthy this spring. Whether he breaks camp on an active roster is simply a matter of how the Red Sox choose to monitor his workload.

it’s no shock the government is slow. When I had an internship with the AOUSC back in 2015 they were still using lotus notes.
 
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NJ_Sox_Fan

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I really hope Song is allowed to play. Watched him last summer in Annapolis, and he was awesome.
 

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Trump's made it clear as to how he feels on the subject in general. That said I think that unless the military policy on this changes Song should honor the commitment that he made and not be granted any special treatment.
 
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Looks like the Navy is letting Malcom Perry play for the Dolphins right away under the new policy changes. I've got no idea if this has any precedential value for Song's application, but it can't hurt.
 

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Looks like the Navy is letting Malcom Perry play for the Dolphins right away under the new policy changes. I've got no idea if this has any precedential value for Song's application, but it can't hurt.
Hopefully, the decision will be based on factors other than the politics of the state where their respective teams are located.
 

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Am I the only one thinking that maybe Song should just get his service obligation out of the way now? MiLB is probably not happening this year and may still be a mess next year.
 

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Am I the only one thinking that maybe Song should just get his service obligation out of the way now? MiLB is probably not happening this year and may still be a mess next year.
Yeah I saw on Twitter that MLB has decided and will announce soon that there will be no minor league season this year. Instead there will be expanded rosters and a developmental league in Fl. So I agree, get this year out of the way at least and maybe he will be able to get out early next year
 

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I'm surprised he took this long to withdraw the waiver request. There's no minor league baseball this year, and who knows what next year would look like. What does he need to delay his service for at this point?