Major League Baseball Rejects Union’s 70-Game Proposal

Jeff Passan at ESPN:

The Major League Baseball Players Association on Thursday proposed a 70-game regular-season schedule, a plan immediately rejected by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

“This needs to be over,” commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. “Until I speak with owners, I can’t give you a firm deadline.”

Surprise!

The MLBPA wanted full prorated pay, expanded playoffs, and a universal designated hitter, among other things.

The owners want 60 games, which makes me wonder why they can’t just agree on 65 and call it a day.

All of this nonsense comes after Jon Heyman jumped the gun earlier in the week, reporting that MLB and the Players Association had agreed on the framework for a return to play following a four-hour meeting between Manfred and Tony Clark on Tuesday. MLB has now made four different proposals to the players, all of which have been rejected and countered.

Cue the Benny Hill theme music:

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6 Responses

  1. OPEN LETTER TO KYLE

    I think maybe you need to make June 20th “P.U.T.O.TWENTY” a company wide CB holiday.

    This will allow the all white male wigger staff members of crossingfraud to have time to
    reflect on the company policies like:

    1) hiring employee who have used past company socialmedia accts to call mexicans
    raeycyst names like P.U.T.O. and were FlRED for it and not explaining why they
    did this.

    2) having no women on staff at crossing fraud

    3) having no people of color on staff at crossing fraud

    P.U.T.O.TWENTY – Crossing Fraud company wide holiday

    1. Gee kyle, these policies sound kind of hypocritical.
      This is not what we talked about when you convinced me to invest
      100K in server upgrades and better cut and paste keys.

    2. P U T O is a popular Mexican soccer (football) cheer directed at the goalie when he kicks the ball downfield in a an attempt to distract him.
      It’s English translation is a male like channel 6 meteorologist A Joseph.

  2. teams shutting down spring training.
    no baseball this year

    what idiot did teh research for this article

    Oh wait…it wasn’t cut and pasted was it?

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