When and Where? Rob Manfred will decide.
I have been pretty adamant on the fact that the owners are the ones to blame for no baseball. As the fiasco between the MLB and MLBPA continues to unfold, it’s becoming more evident that both sides should share some of the blame. However, the MLB asking players to waive their rights to a grievance is just stupid. Of course this proposal wasn’t going to pass.
With the rejected proposal, it now gives the power to Rob Manfred to implement what’s likely to be a 50-60 game season, regardless of what the MLBPA says.
This entire process is confusing. But one thing is clear: neither side is willing to negotiate with the other side. Now, Manfred decides for everyone. Great.
This was the news broke today that the Union’s executive board voted down the MLB proposal with an astounding 33-5 AGAINST.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 22, 2020
With the proposal being turned down, it does make players look pretty silly with the entire “when and where” talk, but again, the grievance clause is important and should come as no surprise it was met with rejection from the MLBPA.
— Allen (@CincySolo) June 22, 2020
Statement from the MLBPA:
The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/1OnFBsoEjd
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 22, 2020
The MLBPA initially elected to delay voting since Florida COVID-19 cases are spiking. Last week, it was reported that both Phillies players and staff alike residing in Clearwater had tested positive for the virus.
MLB training camps have been temporarily closed and over the weekend, teams announced that Spring Training would take place in team’s home cities rather than the likely destinations of Florida and Arizona.
You think this is bad? Wait until the 2022 CBA agreement. Baseball is literally eating themselves alive right before our eyes.