July 25, 2021

MLB preparing alternate salary proposal, per report (Talking Chop)


While Major League Baseball and the Players Association have been negotiating health and safety parameters for a potential restart of the 2020 season, they have done so knowing that the economic details was going to be a much bigger hurdle to clear. Both sides will reportedly begin working on that hurdle as the league is expected to present an economic proposal to the union sometime on Tuesday.

Up to this point, it was expected that the league would propose a full revenue-sharing model which would have been a non-starter for the union. However, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich report that the league won’t propose the full revenue-sharing system but instead will go with an alternative proposal which will leave the union with a choice.

Major League Baseball will not propose a full revenue-sharing system to determine player salaries for the 2020 season, people with knowledge of the league’s thinking told The Athletic. In a scheduled meeting with the Players Association on Tuesday, the league plans to offer an alternative proposal, leaving the union with a potential choice: to hold the league to the prorated salaries the two sides negotiated in March, or…

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