“#MLB commissioner Rob Manfred guarantees 2020 season”
June 10, 2020 | 6:00pm | Updated June 10, 2020 | 6:02pm
Manfred said as much on the MLB Network before the 2020 Draft, and a day after the players sent a counter-proposal to the owners requesting an 89-game schedule with full pro-rated pay.
That offer is expected to be rejected, as the two sides have been haggling over the financial components of a return-to-play deal, even as the NBA and NHL have had few issues reaching deals with their respective players.
If the MLB and union don’t reach a deal, it is expected Manfred would mandate a season of at least 50 games — which would likely tick off the players, who are seeking more games and money, while worsening an already hostile relationship.
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