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Should Major League Baseball make their ready-to-go proposal mandatory?

4 years agoStaff Report

Bruce Levine, Ryan Dempster and George Will joined host Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite, to discuss the latest rumored return-to-play-proposal for Major League Baseball. 

Reports state that MLB will be sending a return-to-play proposal to the Player’s Association within a week. Boston Red Sox pitcher Collin McHugh went on The Fenway Rundown to voice his opinion on the proposal. McHugh mentioned that “you can’t make this mandatory … you can’t tell a guy to risk his life and the life of his family and the life of anybody he chooses to be around.”

Dempster alluded to the unknown and that it can make people scared of what’s to come.

“It’s going to make a lot of people nervous because you have this huge unknown and when you have unknown’s  you have people who get scared,” Dempster said. “I think that’s ultimately what it comes down to is each person’s individual decision. I think you’re going to see most of the guys want to do it, but there are going to be people and I think that’s going to have to be a dialogue and a discussion that it’s going to have to go with each team.”

Will spoke about the Players’ Association as a union thinking about the workplace safety of all players.

“Even if it’s only a minority of player’s who are too anxious about the virus to want to go ahead with this, minority of rights have to be respected and protected,” Will mentioned. “This is just one of many complicated issues that have to be ironed out between Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association.”

The rumored proposal would have spring training begin on or around June 10th and Opening Day would happen around the first week of July. 

Catch Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite weeknights at 6 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network.

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