MLB owners vote unanimously to proceed with the 2020 season


After months of failed negotiations, it appears MLB is finally ready to play ball.Hours after the players ‘ association rejected the league’s final offer to play a 60-game season, the league announced Monday that the ownership of each club have voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 campaign. According to the terms of the original March 26, agreement, commissioner Rob Manfred can now define the calendar and the guarantees of the players 100% in proportion to pay.

“Today, the Major League Baseball Players’ Association have informed us that they have rejected the framework agreement developed by the commissioner Manfred and Tony Clark, ” the league statement read. “In view of this rejection, the MLB clubs have voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 season. ”

Among the items rejected by the players, Monday was the implementation of the universal DH for two years, $ 25 million in playoff pools, 104% in proportion to the salary, and an extensive series in 2021. In rejecting the proposal, the players have the right to file a grievance against the league.

The league is now asking the players association to sign off on the health and safety measures before going forward. The players must agree, the owners, the implementation plan of 60 game of the season, a source said Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

“To produce a calendar with a number of games, we ask the players’ association to provide to us by 5 pm ET (Tuesday) with two pieces of information ” MLB the declaration of result.

“The first is whether players will be able to report to the camp within a period of seven days (1 July). The second is whether the players association will agree on the mode of operation manual, which includes health and safety protocols necessary to give us the best chance of achieving and completing our regular season and the playoffs. ”

Even if the parties are in agreement on the health and safety of protocols, the possibility remains that some players may decide to take a break.


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