MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has rejected the 70-game season proposed by the Major League Baseball Players Union, casting doubt on what kind of season will be possible given the current impasse between the players and owners. While both sides clearly want to see players back on the field, negotiating the specific terms has proven difficult. One of the key issues appears to me the number of games played. While players are hoping for full-prorated salaries for a season of 70 games, owners are looking for something in the 50-60 game range, which would of course reduce the amount of salary they would have to payout. At this point I think most of us would be happy with whatever we could get and just want to see MLB return in as smart and safe a fashion as possible. Here is hoping they kind find an amicable resolution sooner than later.
Monday, September 20, 2021