Player's Union Submits a New Proposal of 89 Games

Player's Union Submits a New Proposal of 89 Games

The players latest proposal included 89 games with full prorated salaries but ESPN reported that owners considered the length of the season a "nonstarter". After the league turned down the MLBPA's offer of 114-games, the two sides have gone back and forth trying to settle on a designated number of games and a set prorated pay rate.

Hopefully, both to maximize games we get to enjoy this season as well as for the sake of avoiding future work stoppages, the owners actually offer something the players are willing to do. If that ends up being the case, sources have said, the MLBPA would likely then utilize their right to deny an expanded postseason and might even file a grievance.

"We do have rights under the March 26 agreement and there could come a point in time where we exercise those rights". It would also allow for an extended playoff and would start the season on July 10th.

"89 games in this point in the calendar and in a pandemic is just not realistic", Manfred said, referencing the player's last offer.

Manfred doesn't want the regular season to extend beyond September in order to guard against a potential second wave of the coronavirus and ensure that the postseason - a crucial revenue generator because of the television money it will bring in - is played.

Major League Baseball is also concerned about meeting expectations from TV rights-holders who plan to broadcast the postseason in October and not November. I like to label myself as a baseball player, and you give me a bat, a ball and a glove, and you know what?

With power to all fields and a great eye at the plate, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Torkelson established himself as college baseball's top slugger after going undrafted out of high school.

What remains unclear is how we get there.

"We're going to play baseball in 2020, 100 percent", Manfred said Wednesday during an interview with Tom Verducci on MLB Network, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

Commissioner Manfred said management plans to send another proposal to players soon, "It will be another significant move in the player's direction in terms of the salary issue that has kept us apart".

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