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The New York Yankees take batting practice during a workout at Yankees Stadium, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in New York. The Yankees host the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild card playoff game on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


Report: MLB Proposes a 60-Game Season with Prorated Pay

Following a face to face meeting earlier today between Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA Executive Director, Tony Clark, Major League Baseball sent a proposal to the MLBPA that includes a 60-game season and full prorated pay for the players according to a report by Jon Heyman.

Ken Rosenthal later reported more details on the potential agreement between the two sides. The season would be 60 games in 70 days, which would give each team one off day a week and the season would start on either July 19 or 20. It includes expanded playoffs with 16 teams advancing to the postseason in 2020 and expanded playoffs in 2021 as well as the Players Association waiving any potential grievance.

This is the fourth proposal that MLB has sent the MLBPA and this one seems to be bringing the owners and players closer into an agreement. Commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement, saying he and Executive Director Tony Clark worked out “a jointly developed framework that we agreed could form the basis of an agreement.” The tone in this statement is much different than the tone we’ve heard in past proposals and conversations between MLB and the players.

Statements released by both the MLBPA and MLB reflected that there is yet an official agreement, but after a face to face meeting between MLB and the MLBPA, there seems to be forward motion happening in the conversations regarding playing baseball in 2020.

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Alexis Farinacci is a baseball beat writer and social media editor for the Pinstriped Prospects. Follow Alexis on Twitter & Instagram: @alexisfarinacci .

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