According to Tim Brown Yahoo sports, Major League Baseball has made a new proposal for the MLB Players Association in relation to the 2021 season and the ongoing battle to control the spread of COVID-19 and provide a safe environment for players and staff to return to work.
Per Brown, on Friday, the league “proposed a 154-game schedule with full pay, delayed by a month and extended by a week”, noting that the first debated issue of extended postseason play was included in the proposal.
The union is reportedly canceling the proposal.
Last week, the Arizona Cactus League sent a letter to MLB indicating their concerns about noticeable upsurge in COVID cases across the region, and with the start of Arizona-based spring training camps in mid-February This coincided and the delay in opening was advised. Of camps.
Letter – reportedly bought by MLB himself (Alex Coffey, Athletic) Trying to delay the season until fans can safely attend, in turn increased revenue Meet with hesitation Also about the league’s inability to make these calls unilaterally from the MLBPA, “MLB has repeatedly assured us that it has instructed its teams to be ready for an on-time start”.
Between safe scheduling and still unspecified fate Universal designated hitterThere is far too much left before the atomizer and catchers are set to report to spring training.
we’ll keep you posted.