Major League Baseball received a proposal from the MLB Players Association on Sunday afternoon that included a 114-game 2020 season beginning June 30, according to The Athletic's Evan Drellich:
Source: MLBPA delivered its proposal to the league on Sunday afternoon. ª Schedule: 114 games, June 30-Oct. 31 • Two years of expanded playoffs • $100 million of total deferred money • Opt out for all players if they don’t want to play
Deferral would be ONLY if the postseason is canceled. Would apply to contracts of $10 million above (before being prorated). Payments would be in November 2021 and 2022. • Either way, players would get additional salary advance during spring training camp of $100 million.
The 2020 MLB season was originally scheduled to begin with a March 26 Opening Day, which was suspended March 12 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier Sunday, Buster Olney reported from the league owners' perspective:
"Sources say there is a group of owners perfectly willing to shut down the season, to slash payroll costs and reduce losses, and the disparate views among the 30 teams have been reflected in the decisions to fire and furlough."
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