Things seemed a little more positive around the baseball world after yesterday's news that MLB had offered the MLBPA a 60-game season with full prorated salaries.
But of course, this whole saga can't be resolved with the players just agreeing and starting the season. Today, the MLBPA countered with a 70-game season, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Passan says that the league is unlikely to accept this proposal, but it is a step in the right direction and offers some optimism that there will in fact be a 2020 MLB season.
Among the other items in the proposal, according to Passan, are:
This is a big change of opinion from Monday, when commissioner Rob Manfred said he was "not confident" that there would be a 2020 season. It seems now as if both sides have realized the urgency of the situation and are willing to make it work, although it might be a few more days before we actually reach any kind of agreement.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.