MLB has sent a new proposal to the MLB Players Association in regards to holding a 2020 season. The league’s newest offer to the players’ union includes a 60-game season with full prorated salaries. The season would begin on July 19 or 20, would be completed in 70 days and would include expanded playoffs for 2020 and 2021. In the proposal, the union would have to agree to waive “any potential grievance.” The union is expected to counter the league’s offer and ask for more games, with the potential goal of “settling at 65 games.”
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA executive director Tony Clark met face-to-face in Arizona and had a “productive” meeting on Tuesday. It represented “significant progress” made in negotiations between the two parties.