July 28, 2021

Snake Bytes, 5/25: Memorial Day edition (AZ Snakepit)



Cypress Hill Military Cemetery During Memorial Day

Photo by John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A day to remember all those who gave their lives for this country.

It’s always a quiet baseball day, news-wise and all the more so given the current circumstances. There is literally nothing of note on the Diamondbacks front. But this week could be a crucial one in determining the fate of the 2020 season, with a date of June 1 being suggested as a deadline for negotiations. There appears to be a reasonable consensus on the health aspects, between the owners and the unions. But the financial questions are more likely to be a stumbling block.

[The Athletic] MLB plans to offer an alternative proposal to players on salaries – MLB will not propose a full revenue-sharing system to determine player salaries for the 2020 season. 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 accommodate the owners’ desire for a second, possibly percentage-based cut in some other fashion. Deferring 2020 salary might be the choice the union is most…

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