MLB’s latest proposal to MLBPA
Considering what’s at stake, this has a chance to be the most important week for baseball in more than a quarter century. MLB is expected to deliver its long-awaited financial proposal today, and the fallout from it could be the difference between baseball or no baseball in 2020. pic.twitter.com/1wnsm2w8yp
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 26, 2020
This is really gonna go down to the wire, isn’t it? For Major League Baseball to avoid games in the frigid cold and complete a long enough schedule to be considered “legitimate” without disrupting their 2021 plans, there needs to be an agreement on the 2020 season ASAP. However, MLB owners and the players’ association remain divided on the key issues.
Owners sent their first economic proposal to the MLBPA Tuesday afternoon. It ditches the previously rumored possibility of revenue sharing, but was still met with disappointment per multiple reports. Previously, it had been agreed that players would receive pro-rated salaries (roughly half of the usual amount in this 82-game format). Owners backtracked on that when it became apparent that gate revenue from fan attendance would be…