Just when you thought there would be radio silence from baseball, along comes a report of another offer being made, this time from the owners to the players.
MLB has made proposal to Players. 75 percent Prorated salary. 76 game season. Playoff pool money. No draft pick compensation for signing player. Season finishes September 27th. Post season ends at end of October. Significant move towards players demands and effort to play more.— Karl Ravech (@karlravechespn) June 8, 2020
At first blush, it seems like a good thing. Progress on the front of player compensation, the main sticking point in negotiations. Dig a little deeper and it becomes easy to see why this has gotten nowhere fast.
The #MLBPA considers #MLB's latest offer a "step backwards''. They guaranteed 50% pay with possibility of earning 75% prorated salary. Also in proposal, per @karlravechespn, 76-game season, playoff money and no draft pick compensation for free agency.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 8, 2020
Evan Drellich of The Athletic went a bit further in explaining the offer.
Put another way, MLB’s offer can be said to represent a 50 percent per-game pay cut with a potential upside of a 25 percent cut.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) June 8, 2020
If it was possible, it seems the owners have made an even worse offer than what they did before!
Stay tuned to more news as it happens.