I’m thinking that neither said will ever agree with the other side’s proposal. But I do think this one is as close as we are going to get to something that seems fair. I like the idea of more games.
All that said I’m sure the owners will say no.
- No qualifying offer for 2020. Teams that lose free agents receive draft pick for players who sign multiyear deals at $35M+ or one-year deals at $17.8M+. Teams that sign those FA do not lose draft picks— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 8, 2020
- Spring training 2.0 lasts 21+ days
- Season starts ~July 10, ends Sept. 27
Sorry the one tweet comes up twice, but I wanted the second one
Salary breakdown to get to the $1.431 billion number:— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 8, 2020
- 50% of prorated salaries over 76 games: $954,718,000
- Payment to players if postseason happens: $393,000,000
- Bonus pool for postseason teams to split up: $50,000,000
- Forgiveness on $170M advance: $33,998,000
Who are high-risk individuals? From MLB COVID-19 manual: "Some individuals may be more likely to suffer severe illness as a result of COVID-19 than others. ... Individuals who, by virtue of their age or medical history, are at a materially higher risk ... of complications."— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 8, 2020
Comments like this really don’t help the owners at all. How much are the Blue Jays worth now?
"The industry isn't very profitable, to be quite honest." @Frank_Cusumano's interview with #STLCards Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. is up on the podcast page. LINK: https://t.co/8X8rHWByBY— Brian Hoffman (@b_hoffman11) June 9, 2020