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HenryLouisAaron

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<< Some (or one) NPF team(s) would likely be impacted more than others. >> (ChinMusic)

That is certainly true. The Pride team would most likely have the most players missing form their normal team. But The Scrapyard Dawgs might be the team that would lose the most (by having Monica gone from their team) as Abbott wins more than half of their games. 

But at least all of the players should be back on their respective teams to play in the NPF's season ending tournament. So while the regular season champion may be effected by the missing players... the tournament winner should still be determined with all hands on deck. 
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With a potential Olympic roster of say 20-22, what would the politics of the selection committee dictate as far as Pros vs College players? 

Would our best players necessarily come from the Pro Ranks?
HenryLouisAaron

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<< I would think it would be more about the money they receive from playing in the NPF. Why should the NPF pay them for the games they miss to go play for USA? >> (Smileyface)

<< Gold medals could add to the NPF's bottom line: attendance, media contracts. >> (Kurosawa)

<< I wouldn't want to leave my paid NPF game to go play the Sacramento allstars for free. >> (Smileyface)

<< Well, one option is for USA Softball to pay the NPF for its players to participate in the Olympics. >> (Kurosawa)

<< I don't see that happening, what leverage does the NPF have? Every player not named Monica Abbott is getting paid next to nothing. >> (lurker123)

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I believe most (probably all) of the NPF players would be willing to give up some portion of their NPF salary - to play on the Olympic team. 
If team USA could offer the NPF players some type of reasonable salary - to help compensate for the NPF salary they might lose - then both sides could work out these details and make everybody relatively happy. 

I believe all these things could be worked out - and should be worked out... to get the best players possible playing for the Olympic softball team in 2020. 
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The equipment sponsorships are separate from NPF and are personal endorsements. I don't think any of the players could afford to not work the rest of the year. Most of them are playing because they love the game.


That's a fact jack for the large majority of the players. they could not live off of NPF salary even with the sponsorships.
HenryLouisAaron

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<< With a potential Olympic roster of say 20-22, what would the politics of the selection committee dictate as far as Pros vs College players? 
Would our best players necessarily come from the Pro Ranks? >> (outofzone)

I do not know how many players the Olympic roster will hold. Anyone know this number..?

The politics of the selection committee as to pros vs college players... 
I think we are all waiting to see - just how this plays out. It will be very interesting to see.

Would our best players necessarily come from the pro ranks..?
That would be a resounding, YES. 
IF the only concern was having the best possible players on the Olympic team... 
I'd guess maybe they might go with 75/25 ratio of pro/college players (or perhaps 80/20... or even as high as 90/10). 

Let me ask you this... 
If they were choosing the best golfers in the world...
or the best tennis players in the world... 
How many would be coming from the college teams..???

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If I remember correctly I think the Olympic roster is a maximum of 15 players. At the moment, I think the "best" players, for the most part, are current NPF players.
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I don't see that happening, what leverage does the NPF have? Every player not named Monica Abbott is getting paid next to nothing.


Or they could pay Team USA players more in the Olympic year, so that the NPF, which is on life-support, wouldn't have to pay its players to play in the Olympics. The handful of NPF "stars" would need to decide if taking a paycut to play in the Olympics is worth it to them - most would say yes, I bet.

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It was my understanding that the players on our last Olympic team received about $50,000.00 in compensation for the year. Did I dream that?
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The current team USA roster just lost to Mexico 7-2

Embarrassing.
Fresh

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Escobedo threw for the Mexican team. Held USA to 2 runs.
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Anyone who follows Kretschman on social media knows that she didn't actually write that. Alabama taught her how to ball but not quite how to write.
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