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UPDATED: (No longer) Waiting on 60 games

The players delay another vote on the season

New York Yankees v New York Mets Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

UPDATE - 6/22, 6:10 p.m.

More as we get it.

It seems as though this situation is changing by the second. The players had received news of the owners abandoning the 70 game proposal made by the MLBPA and wanted an answer on the 60 games they originally gave them. The players, as of Sunday, didn’t look like they would vote on it and would take their time to mull it over, but then came the first change.

That seemed to be a different thought than what was assumed. So we waited for most of the day waiting to see the outcome of what that vote would be. As the time ticked by, no word was leaking about which direction the players were leaning, then we started to hear.

Ah yes, the old ‘rona scuttling plans yet again. Almost as if it should be the lead discussion in any and all negotiations, <shrug> but who am I?

It seems as though one of the reasons for the delay is that Rob Manfred decided that in order to get a move on with the vote, he offered some conciliatory solutions:

Were the season to be lost because the virus took precedence, the players didn’t want their trump card of giving in to expanded playoffs to be played for nothing.

Indeed it does seem as though we are still stuck in neutral. While it seems daft and nonsensical that we are still discussing a potential baseball season in light of all the spikes of positive tests coming to light, but money talks and baseball is trying to make some of it.

In this morning’s piece, Ken Rosenthal details a little more where we stand.