July 25, 2021

Players Association preparing counter proposal for league, per report (Talking Chop)

We knew that the MLBPA would be making a counter proposal to Major League Baseball on economic terms for a 2020 season. Thanks to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, we have some details on what that will look like.

The players’ proposal is said to include more than 100 games and a guarantee of full prorated salaries for the 2020 season. The league proposed an 82-game schedule and is skeptical of a longer season per Passan for fear that a second spike of the coronavirus might wipe out the postseason and the national TV money that it provides.

Perhaps the most telling detail of the proposal though however, is that players remain skeptical of the data that the league shared showing significant losses. They recently submitted additional document requests to the league hoping to learn more about local and national television revenue, sponsorship revenue and projections from teams.

Essentially, the players want the owners to open up their books, show them where they are losing money, and then good faith negotiating can begin.

We will have to wait and see what the response from the league will be but it would seem that it would be highly unlikely that most owners will be…

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