St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. stated in an interview Tuesday that baseball “isn’t very profitable” as MLB and the players are in the midst of tense negotiations to get the 2020 season underway.
DeWitt informed 590TheFan in St. Louis he thinks the players can agree with his evaluation.
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“The industry isn’t very profitable, to be honest,” he stated. “And I think they [the players] understand that. They think owners are hiding profits. There’s been a bit of distrust there. It’s a bit of a zero-sum game. They have by far the best deal of any players in any sport.”
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Other than the cash facet of your entire state of affairs, DeWitt believes that baseball will nonetheless be tremendous whilst the 2 sides fight over prorated salaries and size of a coronavirus-shortened season.
“Baseball has been through a lot over a long period of time and always survived and come back stronger,” DeWitt stated. “You can’t get too caught up in the heat of the moment and say it’s the death knell of any sport.”
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The MLB players union’s newest counterproposal to the house owners included an 89-game common season and full prorated salaries, in keeping with a number of studies. The transfer got here sooner or later after administration minimize its proposed schedule from 82 video games to 76 video games with the primary pitch being thrown July 10.
The Related Press contributed to this report.