Major League Baseball sent an updated proposal to the Players Association on Monday in hopes of salvaging the 2020 season.
MLB has made proposal to Players. 75 percent Prorated salary. 76 game season. Playoff pool money. No draft pick compensation for signing player. Season finishes September 27th. Post season ends at end of October. Significant move towards players demands and effort to play more.
— Karl Ravech (@karlravechespn) June 8, 2020
The proposal calls for a 76-game regular season, with players earning a 75 percent prorated salary for the season.
The proposal also calls for eliminating draft pick compensation for free agents for a year. Teams would not lose a pick for signing a free agent, but the team losing the player would get a compensatory pick during the draft.
The proposed season will end no later than Oct. 31. The playoff schedule, along with 10-team format, was not disclosed. It is also rumored that there would be a $200 million pool at play for the players in the postseason.
With all of the negative rumors and false hopes flying around, perhaps this is the call to action that fans have been dying to see.
Last week, the league rejected the MLBPA proposed deal which offered a 114-game regular season with players receiving their full pro rated salaries, In a statement on June 4th, MLBPA Director Tony Clark said the players would resoundingly reject any proposals that asked for further reductions in salaries.
All eyes are now on the MLBPA to see if they can reach a deal as the owners are the latest group to bridge the gap in this endless saga.