The owners have made another proposal. This would be for 76 game season with the players getting 75% of the prorated salary that was agreed to in March. Season would end at the end of September, playoffs in October (I have no idea what they would do if some cold weather cities end up hosting playoffs). There would also be some playoff pool money. Apparently the owners are throwing in a ‘no draft pick compensation’ clause for this coming free agent season. That’s a decent sized bone thrown towards the players.
I don’t know if the players will go for that. It is a little closer to what the players were asking. The owners got rid of the, rather stupid, sliding scale for player’s salaries, so that’s a positive. Unfortunately, in total, it look like about the same amount of money being paid out as their last proposal.
I do like this:
You have to give credit to Major League Baseball for conceding from their initial offer of six of one to now offering half a dozen of the other— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) June 8, 2020
So what do you think? Are you any more hopeful that baseball will be played this year?
With this proposal, I’m feeling
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More positive that baseball will happen this year.
It is less likely we’ll see baseball this year.
If you didn’t read Joey Votto’s opinion piece at Cincinnati.com you really should.