Friday, June 5, 2020

Tim Kurkjian On MLB: 'I Don't Think We're Going To Play This Year'

With the NBA and NHL both on track to return this summer, MLB’s seat is getting warmer by the day as players and owners continue to dig in their heels in negotiating a potential 2020 season. Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, owners are pushing for a 48-game slate—paying players for fewer games would alleviate some of the league’s revenue losses, particularly if fans aren’t permitted at stadiums—while the players would prefer a longer season (the MLBPA recently submitted a 114-game proposal) at their prorated 2020 salaries. A middle ground in the 80-82-game range seems feasible, though neither side has been willing to budge.


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