Major League Baseball's 2020 Season to begin July 1-4

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    Per their contracts, would the players get paid if the entire season is cancelled? IMO not a good look for the players to play too much "hard ball" when we have 20+% unemployment, and people are just barely hanging on and begging for some welcoming diversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I can see the players agreeing here in exchange for concessions in the next CBA. You can guarantee anything that happens this season is part of a longer term plan.
    Now that would be a heck of a negotiating chip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Now that would be a heck of a negotiating chip!
    I think a universal DH is definitely going to be on the table in the next CBA. It's the biggest thing the owners have to dangle as a carrot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    Per their contracts, would the players get paid if the entire season is cancelled? IMO not a good look for the players to play too much "hard ball" when we have 20+% unemployment, and people are just barely hanging on and begging for some welcoming diversion.
    Not sure how their contracts are worded, but I really don't think the Owners are under any obligation to pay the players if the season is cancelled. It is why you have seen deals in place where they are getting paid on a month-by-month basis. The umpires got paid for April, then brokered for 30% the remainder of the season, with a reduction in their Per Diem. The thought was this deal was brokered to apply pressure to the players to agree to something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I've never been more ready for a season in my life.
    THIS...and I am not much of a baseball fan. Guess that I need to find a team to cheer for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    THIS...and I am not much of a baseball fan. Guess that I need to find a team to cheer for.
    Reds should be pretty good this year.

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    Rays Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell said the risk of returning to play this season is “just not worth it” — at least not for significantly less than his original $7 million salary.

    7 million over a 4 month season would gross 1.75 million per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Rays Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell said the risk of returning to play this season is “just not worth it” — at least not for significantly less than his original $7 million salary.

    7 million over a 4 month season would gross 1.75 million per month.
    I am fine with any player who wants to sit out and not play, and not get paid, and lose a year on his contract. Move on without them. It will still be baseball and it'll still be fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I am fine with any player who wants to sit out and not play, and not get paid, and lose a year on his contract. Move on without them. It will still be baseball and it'll still be fun to watch.
    Players get paid twice a month, so you figure he would give up around $612,500 biweekly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Players get paid twice a month, so you figure he would give up around $612,500 biweekly.
    I don't care how much you're making, that's a pretty big chunk of change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    I don't care how much you're making, that's a pretty big chunk of change.
    Yep, one of of those checks would change most peoples lives. Pay of their mortgage, any other debt, significant boost to retirement savings, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Rays Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell said the risk of returning to play this season is “just not worth it” — at least not for significantly less than his original $7 million salary.

    7 million over a 4 month season would gross 1.75 million per month.
    If that is his current thought plan, I guess he isn’t playing this year. Players have already agreed to a pro-rated salary for this season, so he’s down to at most 3.5 million for this season.

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    Trevor Bauer has been a good follow during this if you're curious what a player thinks.

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    Looking more and more like this is not going to happen, in my opinion. Owners are saying they can't make it without some pay cuts by the players, but of course are not going to open up their books to prove it, either. Now they want a sliding scale, in addition to prorated pay. So, the top players would take the biggest hit (anywhere from 50-75% loss).

    And that's just the financial aspect of it. I still see several parts on the health (Covid) side that seem to be uncertain, as well. As much as I am hoping for it, I will be shocked if, in a month from now, we are just a few days away from the season opening.

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    Why would the players think they should get paid the same amount as a normal season? Is that what's happening?

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