By now you’ve heard about the most recent proposal from the owners that was made to the players in regard to getting the 2020 season underway with a new monetary system.
Seen another way: 82-game prorated salaries vs. MLB's proposal— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 26, 2020
Seeing the numbers put into action like that makes the proposal look more like what it actually is: a union busting attempt on the part of the owners to try and pit the higher earning players against the lower earning players in an attempt to get the games in motion.
Based on history and the simple fact that the proposal wasn’t even that good, the player’s union predictably rejected the offer.
Players balk and MLBPA 'disappointed' with Major League Baseball's economic proposal for 2020 season. Union will counter. https://t.co/ehr1Z2mDLJ— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 27, 2020
While the baseball world wondered what the exact reaction would be, late Wednesday night, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer put into words exactly how the union is feeling.
While it may be hard to get on the player’s side here, it is understandable to see how they are frustrated. It is expected that they will put forth their own proposal at some point this week, so stay tuned on the latest developments in this dance in negotiations.