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  1. The advertising money is per game too. Can’t see how playing more games costs the owners more money. If each game really cost them money, the season would be canceled. Now if owners prove this to be true by opening their books, then I’m sure the players would listen. Funny thing is if the owners take the expanding schedule offer up then you know...the numbers suddenly change when you expand them, wink-wink. And the players offered to give them expanded playoffs 2 years, which players balked at earlier in the offseason, so that has to be pro owner. In any case, the stupid demand made public is dumb and makes the players look like they are providing a long list of demands but it seems like they are compromises. Like taking deferred money instead of a straight loss that owners want them to take. Where has been the compromise by the owners? Surely if you are truly losing money per game, a desperate owner would back that up with proof and provide whatever documentation was reasonably requested. But that has not happened. To me it seems like players are willing to meet in the middle while owners haven’t budged in reality.
  2. It doesn’t matter what the understanding was anymore regardless. And why do we know each step of this negotiation? Figure out your **** behind closed doors and move. The public posturing is only making everyone look bad.
  3. Seems like there is to be a lull In the pissing match until the next revision of the proposal gets volleyed back to the owners. They are simply backing into this with low ball proposals. So it’s a bit of going through the motions. But dang, what kind of goodwill are they producing by trying to isolate high paid players from the average ones? Trying to publicly shame those players doesn’t seem like a exercise in good faith, lol. Intentional or not, they ought to know and move with some respect for the other side. It’s pretty obvious the deferment is the fair middle ground. I am confident they will find it within the next 2 weeks Baseball needs a win right now and the more this public negotiation goes the bigger the black will be left. Wrap it up and let the marketing people take over from there
  4. Maybe if they rephrased the word “compensation” and replace it with “salary deferment” the players might go for it.
  5. May 20: The league is aiming to formally present the union with an economic plan by this Friday, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports.
  6. so then it becomes obvious they won’t lose money...I’ve seen the “who has leverage“ go very deep on other sites https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/05/mlb-emails-salary-mlbpa-dispute.html (Here is one of those sites, read comments) so and in the end it’s just standoff. Don’t really care to see it go through the motions here (but it probably will). I’m hopefully they figure it out soon cause if June kicks off and there is no baseball, odds of a 2020 season decrease a lot.
  7. But that’s likely not the case. If owners were really would lose money on the season why would they be entertaining the idea at all? The numbers the owners present have already been shown to be misleading by fangraphs and BP. Interesting standoff. Too many casual on lookers are gonna side against the players.
  8. I not a huge Snell guy but don’t see why he wouldn’t have a similar type of season to any other just cause he said something selfish and not PC. Seems like a stretch of logic.
  9. Um...I think he was referring to further pay cut attempts and lies the owners are pumping out (https://blogs.fangraphs.com/parsing-mlbs-claim-of-a-4-billion-loss/).
  10. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/parsing-mlbs-claim-of-a-4-billion-loss/
  11. Bad timing and delivery by Snell doesn’t change the fact the owners made an agreement and now are trying to squeeze players for more. Think reading anything else into it is just get off my lawn rhetoric...
  12. Where is Yahoo FB Stat tracker when you need it?
  13. perhaps but the owners are bigger jerks.
  14. Naw, players are taking the health risk. Owners need to put up or just end it now. Majority will sympathize with players here.
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