According to sources from Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), is drawing up a new plan that includes a season of 100 or more games and a full prorated wage guarantee in 2020. All of this, to counter the proposal that MLB offered them last Tuesday, whose requests were not viewed favorably by the Union.
As a result of the document that the League sent to MLBPA, several players reacted expressing their total disagreement to an extra salary cut that was already contemplated, which would especially affect those baseball players who earn more than US $ 10 million a year; that is, the highest-paid players could receive as little as 20 to 30 percent of their normal salary despite the season being cut in half.
News at ESPN: Players want a season of 100+ games, full prorated salaries and a look at specific documents to better understand MLB's finances. The MLBPA's forthcoming proposal may simply ignore MLB's economic proposal. Here is where it leaves baseball: https://t.co/9C7vPR1YmN— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 28, 2020
That did not go down well at all in the Union's coffers, therefore, it is said that it will not be later this week when they would respond to MLB with a new proposal that apparently will be launched as an ultimatum to the body.