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MLBPA delivers proposal to MLB on Sunday

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A step in the right direction... hopefully

MLB Opening Day Postponed Due To Coronavirus Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

By the end of this week, we likely will know if there will be an MLB season in 2020. Yesterday, multiple MLB reporters shared news about the players association delivering their proposal to the league.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, it includes 114-game season that would end October 31, the right to opt out of the season for all players and potential deferral of salaries if 2020 the postseason were canceled. He also added this.

According to Evan Drellich of The Athletic, the season would begin on June 30. So over the course of 124 days, there would be a 114 game MLB season. Not exactly sure how they’d manage to make that work, but my guess is there will be expanded rosters and there will be a lot of double-headers.

Players who are at ’high risk’ would receive full salary and service time while the others could opt out but won’t be paid.

There is no deadline for a deal to be completed, but if they plan on beginning the season on June 30 and giving the players three weeks to train, that gives the MLB until around June 9 at the latest to reach an agreement.

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“This year is already going to be half a season, maybe less,” Gonzalez told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. ”It’s already going to be kind of awkward to get things going. People are going to get sick. We might start up and have to shut down again. I would say let’s just work on what we want in the collective bargaining agreement for next year and let’s just get that one right.”