The MLB and the MLBPA are close to the season 2020 after a new proposal, meeting Rob Manfred-Tony Clark, according to reports


In the middle of a dead union that threatens the season 2020, the commissioner of the MLB, Rob Manfred, and the head of the MLBPA, Tony Clark, had a meeting face-to-face ” productive “, by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. After this meeting, the MLB has presented players with a revised proposal to start the season 2020, according to several reports.

Heyman adds in the framework of the potential agreement, the MLBPA has agreed not to file a grievance. The possibility that the union filed a grievance proved to be a major obstacle to an agreement earlier this week. According to Heyman, the owners of the latest proposal have agreed to pay the players their full salary on a prorated basis. If the grievance has in fact been set aside, and that the owners have indeed agreed to honour the agreement of march in which the players have agreed to provide their salary by 2020, according to the number of matches of the regular season to be played, then these are two major obstacles eliminated. As such, it seems likely that the players and owners will reach an agreement negotiated to start the season 2020.

The analyst of CBS Sports HQ Jim Bowden reports that the proposal of the league is for a season of 60 games. The athlete Ken Rosenthal, meanwhile, said that the latest season proposed by the MLB will begin on 19 or 20 July.

This marks a significant change of the cap, as it appeared for some time that the negotiations were completed. The owners and players had discussed a number of issues related to the season 2020, which has been suspended due to the pandemic of COVID-19. But the negotiations seemed to be completed after the owners have made proposals and repeating, in substance, did not change their position. The players, in their turn, have made proposals repeated, which involved major concessions.

To a large extent, the dispute focuses on the question of compensation to the players for 2020, but the dispute is entirely the choice of the property. As shown, the two sides reached an agreement on the salary pro-rata, and in this same agreement, the players have consented to allow Manfred to implement a season of any length in the absence of a negotiated agreement.

At one time, however, the owners have decided that they would not adhere to this agreement, and insisted that the players agree to pay cuts of overtime beyond the structure in proportion to which they agreed, citing that most of the games would be playing probably in front of empty stadiums. The players, in turn, have refused on the ground that the wage for 2020 was already set.

Given that the proposals of the previous owners, all aimed at reducing wages in a measure very similar, the players have announced that negotiations were over and that Manfred was free to implement the structure of the season according to the agreement of march. “Tell us when and where” has been the rallying cry of the players.

Given that Manfred had previously guaranteed with a degree of certainty “100%” for one season only 2020 would be played, it is expected that he can do exactly that. However, Manfred, a few days later, came back on this guarantee, probably in response to a block of owners willing to kill the season as a coup against the players. This seemed to put the season in jeopardy.

These reports suggest, however, that new negotiations were held and bear more fruit than ever. Suffice it to say that it is in the interest of all stakeholders to ensure that a season will happen.


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