Report: Some MLB Owners “Do Not Want to Play This Year”

The world’s dumbest game of chicken continues this week with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred saying that he’s no longer confident that a 2020 season will take place.

Some players took to Twitter rip the commish to shreds, while others posted useless platitudes like “tell us when and where.” Others, like Trevor Bauer, unleashed the social media flamethrower in another lengthy rant.

Today at SNY, former Inky writer Andy Martino provided these nuggets about some of the losers involved in the struggle:

“When commissioner Rob Manfred said on ESPN Monday night that he was “not confident” that the 2020 MLB season will happen, he was trying to restart negotiations with the Players’ Association by injecting urgency into them. He remains hopeful that talks will resume, according to sources.

On the other side, several player agents believed on Tuesday morning that the parties would speak again, and ultimately reach an agreement that included full prorated play for players and an expanded postseason.

There does, however, remain a human element in this process that creates potential volatility. According to two industry sources, there are currently six owners who do not want to play this year (the Athletic reported that the number is eight). A few other owners are unhappy with Manfred’s handling of negotiations, according to sources, though their exact complaint is unclear.

Still other owners have pointed their ire not at Manfred, but at agent Scott Boras, who they see as unduly influential to the union’s firm stance on receiving full prorated pay. That allegation has long followed Boras — but whether it’s true or not, it has been a bee in the owners’ bonnet in recent weeks.”

“There are currently six owners who do not want to play this year (the Athletic reported that the number is eight).”

Do these guys even like baseball?

What they’re doing is rigging a gatling gun, pointing it to the ground, and then firing it directly into their feet, over and over and over again, to the point where nobody even cares anymore.

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6 Responses

  1. Yeah, this is old news. We already knew this because Joe DeCamara talked about this around 1245 today. He said, and I quote “I’ve been hearing some things from SOME PEOPLE, that about a third of the owners want to play a this year, another third of owners doesn’t want to play, and the other third doesn’t care.” Seriously, thats exactly what he said.

    IS IT NOT OBVIOUS THAT JOE’S SOURCE IS KEVIN????

    1. MLB owner and player behavior is simply disgusting!

      How can they think about baseball when there is so much BLM protesting to do?

      Don’t they CAAAARRRRRREEEEEE?

      Doesn’t they know what is going on in the world?

      DOESN”T they KNOW HOW they is SUPPOSED TO FEEL AND WHAT they is
      SUPPOSED TO DO NOW?

      WHY HAVEN’ THEY DONE AND ACTED AS THEY WERE TOLD TO DO?
      WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

      THE COMMANDANT HAS SPOKEN!
      DO-AS-YOU-ARE-TOLD!
      DO-AS-YOU-ARE-TOLD!
      DO-AS-YOU-ARE-TOLD!
      DO-AS-YOU-ARE-TOLD!
      DO-AS-YOU-ARE-TOLD!
      DO-AS-YOU-ARE-TOLD!

      terrible terrible behavior for a human.

      FAKE OUTRAGE SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR – just like kinkeer&kyle

  2. Can’t have the players “risking their lives”. Safest for everyone for them to not leave their basements. Let’s have them all stay at home and hide from the doomv i r u s and let’s have zero pay for them. After all, safety first. Everyone must be safe. Stay home and stay safe. It’s the safest thing to do.

  3. I get the owners don’t want to come back. And the players seem to be balking on the money
    This sport does not have the luxury to not play this year. Steroids is not coming back to save the sport.

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