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Financial effects a shortened season could have on MLBPA, owners

4 years agoStaff Report

Bruce Levine, Len Kasper and Matt Spiegel joined host Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite, to discuss the financial ramifications on player salaries a shortened season could have for the MLB Players Association.

Trevor Plouffe, former Twins third basemen, tweeted details this afternoon about when baseball is to return this year. Baseball writer Keith Law has refuted this information tweeted by Plouffe.

With a potential shortened season, it could decrease salaries for players. It would put the MLBPA under pressure to resolve a solution for both sides. 

“It’s going to be a big challenge because you have about 951 players who are making $25k per game or less,” Spiegel said. “You got 188 making upwards of $75k, or $100k or $150k up to Gerrit Cole’s $222k … Here’s what we know for sure: it would be public relations disaster for the players to come off like they are unwilling to sacrifice to get baseball back. I suspect that MLB will use that against them. It’ll look bad for the owners if they’re squabbling too, but I fear for the players if they get so stubborn that they push back hard because no one wants to see that.”

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