July 24, 2021

MLB owners make financial proposal, players disappointed (Bless You Boys)


Major league baseball owners finally made a formal financial proposal to the Major league baseball players association (MLBPA) on Tuesday for a dramatic reduction in player salaries in the event that a season can be played without fans in attendance. The MLBPA immediately expressed disappointment at the proposal. After going over some of the details, it’s easy to see why the players could never accept such a deal.

The proposed pay scale

According to Jeff Passan at ESPN.com, the pay scale would look something like this:

MLB proposed salary cuts

Full Salary Prorated Proposed Percentage
Full Salary Prorated Proposed Percentage
$563.5K $285K $262K 46.50%
$1M $506K $434K 43.40%

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