While Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Union exchanged health and safety protocols earlier this week, the biggest fight remains in the on deck circle. Perhaps, not much longer though as the league is expected to present a new economics proposal to the Players Association on Tuesday according to a report by The Athletic’s Evan Drellich.
Major League Baseball plans to deliver a new economics proposal to the Players Association on Tuesday, sources said.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) May 22, 2020
The league’s plan is expected to include a further reduction in salaries for the players due to the likelihood that games will be played without fans. The union contends that they already agreed to prorated salaries but the league maintains that the agreement didn’t include a scenario for games in empty stadiums.
So we are likely going to see a standoff between both sides. While you could certainly see where this negotiations could go badly, it just seems like there is way too much at stake for both sides to not find a path for a deal. Major League Baseball simply cannot afford to sit idle for 18 months not because of the coronavirus pandemic, but due to a…