The ongoing negotiations between MLB and the players association took another turn Monday, with the league reportedly proposing a new 76-game schedule for the 2020 regular season.
The league had reportedly previously countered the players' proposal of a 114-game season with a 50-game proposal, but the idea wasn't exactly well-received.
Here are the reported details of Monday's proposal, per ESPN's Karl Ravech:
Major League Baseball made an updated proposal to the MLB Players Association on Monday, moving to have a 76-game season with players getting 75% of their prorated salaries.
The proposal also includes a $200 million postseason pool for the players.
The proposal would end the season no later than Oct. 31, the source said.
At first glance, the main problem with the new proposal is obvious: players taking less than 100% of their already-prorated salaries remains the sticking point for players and the MLBPA.
Shortly after the details trickled out on Monday, Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen provided a short and sweet assessment of the proposal:
Lol— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 8, 2020
Folks, that doesn't leave much up for interpretation!
And according to Fansided's Jon Heyman, it sounds like McCutchen isn't alone in his disdain for the league's latest idea:
Initial reax of players to MLB proposal: Not thrilled with it. Not at all.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 8, 2020
After initially rosy reports of a possible July 4 start date, the negotiations between MLB and the players association haven't exactly inspired confidence in baseball returning sooner rather than later.
Last week, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Corey Seidman examined the reported 50-game proposal, and looked at why the two parties remain at odds here in early June
The players want more games because they want an avenue to maximum prorated pay. The league wants a shorter season because teams will lose money with each additional game — and these losses in totality will equal hundreds of millions of dollars.
The league has been on pause since March 12 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As of Monday, players and the league seem to still be a little ways apart.
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