In the latest step by MLBPA, there are proposals for the Miami Marlins and 29 other teams in the league to play 114 matches this season.
If the Premiership players succeed, the 2020 season can include 114 matches, not 82 matches that have been approved by the league’s office and owners before being sent to MLBPA for voting. This will affect Miami Marlins season as well as 29 teams in the league.
As reported by Jeff Passan from ESPN.com, “The Major League Baseball Players Association sent a proposal to play back to MLB on Sunday which included a season of 114 matches, salaries were postponed if a postseason was canceled and an option for all players to opt out of potential Season 2020 due to coronavirus problems, a source that knows the details told ESPN. “
This is the first real news about the 2020 season that we were hearing last week. This will change a bit how baseball will be played, but the idea of the game running until October 31 is not out of the question.
That radically changed how the end of the season runs to 2021. This is also a proposal that the state of Passan will not get much appeal with the owners (including Derek Jeter) and is expected to be rejected.
“MLB has proposed an 82-game season and suggested that the more games the team plays this year, the more money they lose,” Passan wrote. “Unions remain unwavering that players must receive their full-paid salaries, while the MLB plan includes significant salary deductions that most affect the highest-paid players but includes all levels.”
The effects of the COVID-19 virus continue to interfere with MLB and other sports from a financial perspective. This past week, hundreds of minor league players were released from their ballclubs. The MLB draft will only be five rounds this year. In another proposed cost-cutting move long before the halt of work in mid-March, 40 minor league teams will be disbanded, which means minor league players can see their careers end this summer.
This is not the only concession that MLBPA is looking for as reported. Other parts of the player’s proposal, said the source, included:
- The playoff was expanded for two years; The MLB proposal suggests a one-year postseason lasting from 10 teams to 14.
- A $ 100 million salary advance to be shared among the players during the so-called “spring 2.0 training” leading to the regular season.
- Additional commitment to players who use microphones on the field and other broadcast enhancements. Bids to hold events such as the All-Star Game offseason or Home Run Derby to generate additional income.
This is a trail of ongoing hardship that continues to face the baseball community, including the Miami Marlins.
While it seems that the Miami Marlins will be operational this year, regardless of how many games are played, without a minor league season, the franchise announces that it will pay its prospects until the end of their season.
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