According to Evan Drellich of The Athletic and Bob Nightengale ofUSA Today, players view the latest proposal that was given this morning by Major League Baseball as a step in the wrong direction:
MLB owners say they will lose enormous amounts of money with no fans able to attend games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The players have countered that owners keep any surplus revenue in good years, so they should absorb the hit in one lean year.
Players like Andrew McCutchen from the Philadelphia Phillies put out a short "lol" tweet in response to the proposal given to the MLB. According to Buster Olney, a player representative told him that this offer should have been in April and it would have been rejected.
Additionally, the players have maintained they already took a pay cut by agreeing to prorated salaries and don't want to negotiate a second one. Unless the owners make a dramatic new offer, a 50-game season seems the most likely outcome.
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