Several MLB owners are towards the concept of having a season in 2020, in accordance to reports.
There are six owners who don’t want a season, in accordance to SNY, and The Athletic reported that it may be as many as eight or extra.
“There are definitely more than eight owners who don’t want to play,” one agent reportedly stated.
This report comes after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred informed ESPN on Monday that there won’t be a season after a breakdown in talks between groups and the union on how to cut up up the cash.
“It’s just a disaster for our game, absolutely no question about it,” Manfred stated. “It shouldn’t be happening, and it’s important that we find a way to get past it and get the game back on the field for the benefit of our fans.”
MLBPA, PLAYERS RESPOND AFTER ROB MANFRED PUTS 2020 SEASON IN DOUBT: ‘TELL US WHEN AND WHERE’
Manfred had stated forward of final week’s newbie draft that there would be a season. Nevertheless, he appeared to stroll again this assertion on Monday.
“I’m not confident. I think there’s real risk; and as long as there’s no dialogue, that real risk is going to continue,” Manfred informed ESPN. “The owners are 100 percent committed to getting baseball back on the field. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you that I’m 100 percent certain that’s going to happen.”
Main League Baseball gamers and their union chief responded to Manfred’s reversal on whether or not there was going to be a season in any respect amid a battle over salaries in a pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
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MLB Gamers Affiliation Government Director Tony Clark stated in a press release that gamers had been “disgusted” over Manfred’s feedback to ESPN on Monday evening.
“Players are disgusted that after Rob Manfred unequivocally told players and fans that there would ‘100 percent’ be a 2020 season, he has decided to go back on his word and is now threatening to cancel the entire season,” Clark stated.
“Any implication that the Players Association has somehow delayed progress on health and safety protocols is completely false, as Rob has recently acknowledged the parties are ‘very, very close.’ This latest threat is just one more indication that Major League Baseball has been negotiating in bad faith since the beginning. This has always been about extracting additional pay cuts from players and this is just another day and another bad faith tactic in their ongoing campaign.”
Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.