At this point no one probably needs reminded about baseball’s suspended season and the challenge to get games rolling once again. So far the situation has been hard to follow at best. At various points in time it looked like the season may not even resume. There has finally been some movement, though, it appears, in the form of a proposal from the Players’ Association. Here is what we’ve heard:
The MLBPA delivered a proposal to MLB on Sunday afternoon, a source familiar with it tells ESPN. It includes 114-game season that would end October 31, the right to opt out of the season for all players and potential deferral of salaries if 2020 the postseason were canceled.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 1, 2020
Source: MLBPA delivered its proposal to the league on Sunday afternoon.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) June 1, 2020
ª Schedule: 114 games, June 30-Oct. 31
• Two years of expanded playoffs
• $100 million of total deferred money
• Opt out for all players if they don’t want to play
For the players opting out: those who are considered "high-risk" would receive salary, whereas others would receive service time only.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 1, 2020
Further, players would receive $100 million total advance during the new spring training.
Also: MLBPA proposes two years of playoff expansion.
And the owners’ response:
“Non starter,” is the way one ownership person responded to the players’ response. The good news; There’s probably still a week to figure this out.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 1, 2020
So that is where we are at. The owners and players are moving towards... well something. Hopefully they can come to an agreement.
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