July 25, 2021

2020 MLB Season: MLB’s economic proposal to players includes extreme sliding scale (Over the Monster)


This is a big week for the sport of baseball and MLB more specifically, as we are closing in on June 1. In an ideal world, if there is going to be baseball in 2020 it seems like the league would like to get their “spring training” started by June 10 in order to get the regular season going within a week or so of the start of July. Obviously, if that is going to happen they are going to need to have a deal in place sooner than later.

Leading up to this week, we have heard that the owners are not going to start a season with the deal they had already agreed upon on March 26, and were looking to make a new deal based on the fact that no fans will be in the crowd. From where I’m standing, that’s a little ridiculous since it was pretty clear even back in March that having no fans in the stands was an extremely real possibility, but there is a clause in that deal to reopen negotiations, and people who know more about the legalities of this sort of thing seem to be split on whether or not the clubs are in the right on this particular issue, so I won’t pretend like I know better than them.

We had heard that the plan for the league was to implement a 50/50 revenue split…

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