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Tuesday brought a barrage of news around baseball, as the sport continues to figure out how to proceed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Leading the way were negotiations between MLB and the players union, as the league presented its latest economic proposal to the players.
However, the proposal left the players “very disappointed,” report Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. In their full writeup, they “all but guaranteed” the MLBPA would reject the offer, and cited one agent who said the players were “livid” over the terms of the proposal.
After a previous plan based on a revenue-split was deemed a complete non-starter by the players, this latest version involves a sliding scale in which the highest earners would take the biggest cuts, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Jesse Rogers of ESPN offered the following numbers to help illustrate the effects of the league’s proposal: “Under MLB proposal to players, a player making $35 mil in 2020 would make about $7.8 mil. A player making 10 mil would get about 2.9 mil and a player making a mil would make $434k.”
Jeff Passan of ESPN tweeted an alternate version of…