MLB labor dispute continues
The labor dispute between the MLB owners and the Players Association is starting to get ugly and yet baseball appears to still be on the table for the 2020 season.
As first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the union fired back with yet another counterproposal on Thursday.
Despite the fatigue of the daily back and forth, the two sides appear to be getting closer with the players asking for a 70 game season running July 19th through September 30th.
The proposal also includes $50 million in playoff bonuses, a 50/50 split of the new post-season TV revenues in 2021, forgiveness of salary advance for tier 1 through 3 players, a universal designated hitter, and a mutual waiver of grievance.
Most importantly, full pro-rated salaries for the players who aren’t backing down on that front.