Major League Baseball proposes a 76-game schedule with a 25% pay cut


Certainly, the notion of "good faith" negotiations between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association seems far-fetched at this point, but the possibility of changes to the determination of the '21 draft order are nevertheless important to note. Karl Ravech was first with the details of the proposal.

The proposal also includes a $200 million postseason pool for the players.

Despite the fact that the owners/MLB made a significant move towards the demands of the players, Jon Heyman is saying that the player/agent reactions range from "small step" to "trash". There would reportedly be no draft-pick compensation for free agents for a year and teams would not lose a draft pick for signing free agents.

The players are unlikely to accept this, as the matter of prorated pay was settled back in March and the owners have acknowledge it.

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Monday's proposal was the response, meaning it will be up to the players to make a counterproposal if they choose.

As the NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer have announced plans to return, MLB owners and players have spent a month arguing about how baseball should return.

According to multiple outlets, MLB's idea would be a 76-game season with players receiving 75% of their prorated pay. The owners cited industry losses of $4 billion for playing in front of no fans as too much for them to bear alone.