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MLBPA rejects ‘Play 76 but get paid for 57’; wants to play 89 and get paid for 89

Makes sense.

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark answers questions about Astros sign stealing scandal Photo by Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday via Getty Images

Coming off a year of record revenues, MLB wanted to play 76 games this season but pay the players the equivalent of 57 games worth of salary. Obviously, the union turned this proposal down.

In place of that, the MLBPA made this excellent proposal, where 89 games would be played, and the players would be paid 89/162 of their salary (54.9%). The playoffs would be expanded under this plan. And the season would begin on July 10 and end on October 11. Yay! Any owner who turns this down should never be allowed to show their face in public again.

The owners are expected to turn it down.


• Jason Kipnis doesn’t think the two sides will come to an agreement.

• Sean Doolittle is turning into his teenage self.

• Might some team decide to draft a player that they don’t want to actually sign?

Mumbo jumbo.