We know you’re just as tired as we are of hearing offers between MLB and the player’s union. But once again, the league has issued a new proposal to the players that they reportedly need to make a decision on by Sunday.
The latest report is that MLB sent over an offer to the union today, offering up a 72-game season. That 72-game season would be paid out at roughly a 70 percent prorated salary, or the equivalent of a full salary at just 50 games.
MLB’s new offer represents $71 million in total new possible compensation for players as compared to MLB’s previous offer, assuming the season would proceed as planned all the way through the playoffs.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) June 12, 2020
At this point, it seems like the league is just telling the players that we are going to have 50 games regardless. It would make little sense for the players to accept an offer that would make them work more for the same amount of money they could be making in 50 games. MLB gave a deadline of Sunday to have this agreed upon, but I expected the union will turn it down almost immediately.
If MLB wants to get games going by July 14th as they have suggested, a deal would need to be worked out by next week. Players have suggested that they would need about three weeks to get back into playing shape before games started.
Be prepared for a 50-game MLB season paid out at a 100 percent prorated salary. The added benefit for players in this deal would hinge entirely on the completion of the playoffs in 2020.