MLBPA proposes 114-game season, more
|Monday, June 1, 2020, 8:47 AM- -|
The MLB and MLBPA are trying to work out the details to play a 2020 baseball season that could start on June 30.
According to ESPN, the MLBPA has proposed a 114-game season which is more than the initial 82-game season submitted by the league last month.
The players would like to have 3-4 weeks of spring training 2.0, so it would be ideal if the two parties could make this work immediately as time is of the essence this week to get a deal done.
The MLBPA doesn't want to do the sliding scale pay cut and wants to continue with the formerly agreed prorated salaries discussed back in March.
Other tidbits include the MLBPA is proposing an expanded playoff in the next two years (2020, 2021), deferred salaries in case of a canceled season, and an option for all players to opt-out of the season if there are major coronavirus concerns according to ESPN reporter Jeff Passan.
It appears that both sides are talking, and hopefully, baseball will be back on the field soon.