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Can MLB squeeze in more than 60 games in 2020?

4 years agoStaff Report

The MLB made a proposal to the MLB Player’s Association Wednesday that is creating an optimistic buzz about the 2020 season.

The proposal includes a 60 game season starting on July 19th. The players would received their full prorated salaries. There also would be an expanded postseason. The Player’s Association would need to waive any grievances against the MLB.

Bruce Levine, Jim Deshaies and Matt Spiegel joined Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily to discuss the proposal — more specifically the number of games.

Deshaies believes that the players will want to squeeze in a few more games into the proposed 2020 season.

“I think the players will push for more,” Deshaies said. “The players will probably argue that the season doesn’t have to end on September 27th. Play a few more games, eliminate some of the off games that are in this current proposal.”

Levine believes that the season loses some luster with a smaller amount of games.

“There’s not much credibility with 60 games. Let’s be honest about it,” Levine said. “It’s a tournament, especially when you’re going to expand to 16 teams in the playoffs. That means you’re going to have numerous teams — maybe some that are under .500 — in this playoff. This year is going to be looked at much differently than any in the history of baseball.”

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