Is grass green? Is the sky blue? Have the millionaires and billionaires reached another stalemate?
Bob Nightengale at USA Today:
The union is expected to formally reject the proposal before Sunday's deadline.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 12, 2020
The owners proposed a 72-game season with 83 percent prorated pay, according to Jon Heyman and others. This comes five days after players rejected a proposal of 76 games and 75 percent prorated pay. They were looking for 89 games with fully prorated salaries.
In more simple terms, we’re absolutely nowhere and have achieved pretty much nothing. Players basically laughed off this one, players like Pittsburgh’s Trevor Williams:
It expired as soon as they hit send. https://t.co/vK5UrRANrb
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) June 12, 2020
And Andrew McCutchen responded with three letters:
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 12, 2020
It would seem as though we remain at an impasse. We’ll be watching basketball, hockey, and soccer while MLB and the players continue laugh at each other (as people lose interest).