July 24, 2021

Washington Nationals News: Nats’ bullpen; MLB proposal on 2020 salaries; Gerardo Parra reacts to rings; Every day vs Everyday + more… (Federal Baseball)


According to reporting by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale yesterday, MLBPA members balked at MLB’s economic proposal for a potential 2020 season, which they said was, “extremely disappointing,” when they received it on Tuesday. The plan, his sources told Nightengale, would pay major leaugers, “a percentage of their prorated salaries,” if they play baseball this year, with the highest paid players taking the bigger salary cuts:

“The veterans earning the highest salaries would be taking the biggest cuts — as much as 50% from their prorated salaries — while the younger players earning the least amount of money would receive most of their guaranteed prorated salaries. The proposal also includes a scale that would pay players a percentage of their salary at different intervals of the season, through the postseason. It also includes a larger share of postseason money to the players.”

MLBPA members, of course, believe that the agreement with MLB and owners in March guaranteed, as ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan noted, “a full prorated share of their salaries” in a potential 2020 campaign, though Major League Baseball believes that the original deal called for a…

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