We learned from Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic that Major League Baseball owners would meet to discuss a plan to resume play. That meeting occurred today, and a big first step has been taken. According to many published reports, including Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, Major League Baseball's owners have approved a plan that would lead to the resumption of play in 2020, pending the Major League Baseball Player's Association's approval.
Among the items in Blum's report:
The biggest challenge to the proposal, however, would be what the players agree to.
According to the Associated Press report, baseball owners are proposing a 50-50 revenue split.
Upon the original agreement with the Players Association, MLB would have paid players on a pro-rated basis. In other words, 81 games of a 162-game season would have been 50% salary. But, without fans in the stands, this could be a tricky proposition.
Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, who reported many of the above aspects of the plan prior to the reports today, Tweeted that there would be a meeting with the Major League Baseball Players Association tomorrow to discuss the proposal.
Should they agree, we may be headed towards baseball.