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Sport Report: MLBPA leaders likely to vote against MLB 60-game proposal

22:40  20 june  2020
22:40  20 june  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

MLB, MLBPA reportedly making final negotiation effort

  MLB, MLBPA reportedly making final negotiation effort If the two sides aren’t able to reach a compromise, commissioner Rob Manfred is expected to implement a season at a length of the league’s choosing. Doing so would ensure the players their prorated salaries for the duration of the 2020 season and would not include the expanded playoffs, which the union has offered to ownership. Barring an agreement between the two sides, we’re down to the “last hours” before Manfred implements a season length, per Olney. Throughout this process, both parties have maintained that they hope to reach a deal rather than have a season set by Manfred under the pre-existing March agreement.

Major League Baseball’s 60-game proposal to play out a season looks to be a non-starter with the MLBPA.

a close up of a toy: With the MLBPA likely to reject the most recent proposal, it looks like negotiations between the union and MLB will continue. © Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports With the MLBPA likely to reject the most recent proposal, it looks like negotiations between the union and MLB will continue.

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the players union’s executive subcommittee is expected to vote against the proposal, and it may do so unanimously. Of the eight player representatives, only Daniel Murphy is believed to be considering a yes vote. The larger population of MLB players is also believed to oppose the deal.

Heyman adds that players simply believe the major stipulations that owners are asking of them — two years of expanded playoffs and no grievance against the league — are simply worth more than 60 prorated games.

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What happens next? According to Heyman, the expectation within the game is that commissioner Rob Manfred will simply set a schedule under the terms of the agreement the two sides made in March. That schedule is likely to be brief.

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Ultimately, the resolution looks likely to be a very brief regular season mandated by the league with no deal in place. This is not the scenario Manfred wanted, but it appears to be what he’ll have to deal with.

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