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Regular season of 60 games reportedly not enough for MLBPA

Negotiations between MLB and MLBPA not yet complete, 60-game schedule said to be insufficient for union

A couple of days ago, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred met face to face with Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). It is said that said meeting could finally end the tense negotiations that have been taking place for several weeks ago.

Hours after the meeting, MLB released a new and apparently latest proposal to the players union in which the agency included a regular schedule of 60 games in addition to paying 100% prorated wages. Similarly, the League proposed to play expanded playoffs during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

However, according to sources from Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic, MLBPA President Tony Clark, does not believe that 60 regular role games are enough, which could mean a new rejection by the Association towards the League.

It should be noted that the last MLBPA counteroffer included a proposal for 89 games plus 100% prorated wages, however the owners through Rob Manfred expressed their disagreement with said number of parties, whose owners completely rejected and in exchange offered to play 72 games , whose idea was also denied by Clark and the union.

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