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MLBPA and owners offer proposals for a 2020 season

4 years agoStaff Report

“We’re getting close…”

That’s what Pete McMurray said about the new, reported propostion between the MLB Players Association and the owners. McMurray, Bruce Levine and Len Kasper joined Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite, to delve into detail about the offers on the table.

Levine explained the owners response to the players proposal simply.

“What the owners are really saying in this is that they are not going to be able to make the money that they want to [in the regular season] in order to get close to being even,” Levine said. “Therefore, if the players are dug in on getting a full amount, great. We’ll play less games. We’ll try to get a bigger package for players, and we’ll get more money there. That’s where the solution will be.”

The owners’ have discussed playing a shorter regular season with as little as 50 games that would start in July. The players would then received the full amount of their prorated share of their salaries.

Kasper provided some optimism about these new reports, saying that this is as close as it’s been since the season shut down back in March.

“The key point has long been prorated salary,” Kasper said. “Now, we have a very clear path to a deal. Nothing is perfect in life, but I think what the last 24 hours would tell us is that we will almost undoubtedly have a 2020 MLB season.”

Catch Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network.

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