Report: MLBPA offers 114 game season and deferral options for players | Laundress Report


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On Sunday afternoon, Major League Baseball received a proposal from the MLB Players Association that included a season of 114 games in 2020 starting June 30, according to Evan Drellich of The Athletic:

Jared Diamond of Wall Street newspaper extended the exclusion clause proposed for players:

The 2020 MLB season was originally scheduled to begin with an opening day on March 26, which was suspended on March 12 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier Sunday, ESPN Buster Olney reported from the perspective of league owners: “Sources state that there is a group of owners perfectly willing to close the season, cut salary costs and cut losses, and Divergent opinions among the 30 teams were reflected in the decisions to fire and leave. “

The two sides will have to agree on a return to play plan this week for a June 30 start date to be plausible:

A point of contention on the side of the players was the reduction in wages and, more specifically, the proposed shared income plan of the beginning of the month.

Several players have spoken out publicly against any further reduction in wages:

Jeff Passan of ESPN broke down what the league had offered players last week:

The MLB and the MLBPA reached an agreement in April that included reductions in player wages, such as the Passan.


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