MLB's economic proposal to the players union on Tuesday was not well received, with multiple players speaking out about the proposed pay cuts and the union saying that the proposal was discouraging.
The situation seems grim as it is getting harder to see how the two sides will come to an agreement. According to World Series champion pitcher Max Scherzer, it seems the league and the players are at an impasse.
"After discussing the latest developments with the rest of the players there's no reason to engage with MLB in any further compensation reductions. We have previously negotiated a pay cut in the version of prorated salaries, and there's no justification to accept a 2nd pay cut based upon the current information the union has received," Scherzer said on Twitter.
"I'm glad to hear other players voicing the same viewpoint and believe MLB's economic strategy would completely change if all documentation were to become public information."
MLB is notorious for keeping its books private, which means it's impossible for the players, or anyone other than the owners, to know just how much MLB is bringing in, and how much the players should earn in a revenue-sharing system.
Unfortunately for fans, it looks more and more like the 2020 season is in danger of being entirely scrapped. Hopefully we'll see some progress in the negotiations soon, but nothing is for certain.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.