MLB players and owners still at a stalemate

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Posted on: June 19, 2020 8:52 pm EDT

The dispute between Major League Baseball players and owners seemingly reaches a new low every day. In case you missed it, here’s what recently transpired.

The sides met on Tuesday in Arizona and the owners proposed a 60-game season with full prorated pay. Sources (presumably associated with the owners) then leaked information to reporters that the two sides were very close to an agreement.
On Thursday, players rejected that offer and claimed they were never close to an agreement. They then made a counterproposal of 70 games with full prorated pay. That offer was then immediately rejected and the two sides are at yet another standstill.

Here’s what MLB Players Association executive director, Tony Clark had to say about the talks on Tuesday (source ESPN).
“In my discussions with Rob (Commissioner Manfred) in Arizona, we explored a potential pro rata framework, but I made clear repeatedly in that meeting and after it that there were a number of significant issues with what he proposed, in particular the number of games. It is unequivocally false to suggest that any tentative agreement or other agreement was reached in that meeting.

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