Alex Rodriguez And Many Others Trying To “Save” The MLB.
Approximately 25 percent of the 2020 Major League Baseball season has already been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and if all goes well, roughly 50 percent of the season will be played.
MLB’s proposal includes a revised salary system that would split revenue 50/50 between owners and players.
The two sides agreed to prorate salaries back in March, and now ownership is trying to get additional salary reductions because games are unlikely to be played with fans in the stands.
Mark Teixeira, A-Rod’s longtime teammate with the Yankees, recently said he would rather play for “pennies on the dollar” than lose a season because the two sides couldn’t agree on money.
A theme is emerging: MLB players still in the game don’t like the proposal and do not want to accept another pay cut after already agreeing to one in March.
Players out of the game, guys who’ve already made their fortune and won’t risk their health by traveling and being near others, want the two sides to compromise to play the game.
When it comes to money disputes, fans will rarely side with the players.
If the season is not played because of money though, it will be MLB’s and the owners’ fault.