MLBPA 'disgusted' about Rob Manfred's latest comments


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Rob Manfred is not a fan favorite
Rob Manfred is not a fan favorite

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred had said on June 10 that he was '100 percent' confident that a 2020 baseball season would happen.

Now, he has changed his tune five days later during an ESPN interview with Mike Greenberg saying he is unsure baseball will happen this season.

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark had the following statement released on Monday night on behalf of the players.

"Players are disgusted that after Rob Manfred unequivocally told Players and fans that there would 100% be a 2020 season, he has decided to go back and his word and is now threatening to cancel the entire season," the statement read. "Any implication that the Players Association has somehow delayed progress on health and safety protocols is completely false, as Rob has recently acknowledged the parties are 'very very close.' This latest threat is just one more indication that Major League Baseball has been negotiating in bad faith since the beginning. This has always been about extracting additional pay cuts from Players, and this is just another day and another bad faith tactic in their ongoing campaign."

The owners and the players need to work this out as baseball needs to be played as its popularity is undoubtedly on the decline and will continue to dip if they don't have a season this year.

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