These are crucial hours for baseball right now, where the owners of MLB and the players' union, the MLBPA, are in a constant tug-of-war where both seek to impose their interests at the negotiating table to finally have a Major League season. Baseball this year.
For all those who doubt that baseball will be played this year, Commissioner Rob Manfred has a message for all of them: If there will be a ball. At least that's what he said in an interview for MLB Network, that although there is no agreement between owners and union, play ball will be sung this 2020:
We are going to play baseball this year. I am 100% sure of that. If it has to be under the conditions of the March 26 agreement, so be it. One way or another, we are going to play Major League Baseball. I would rather an agreement be reached with the MLBPA that give us more games and resolve the differences we have ... But if we have to, we will exercise that right (to declare a season unilaterally).
Under the Manfred deal, the players unilaterally granted the commissioner to set the terms for a new season, as long as the players have their salaries prorated 100%.
Sources indicate that at that point, Manfred would declare a 50-game regular season, as the owners demanded in their latest offer.