Report: MLB, MLBPA near deal to structure 2020 season


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Rob Manfred

Negotiations between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA appear near delivering an overview for a way the 2020 season will proceed within the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

In accordance with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the deal will see each side decide to enjoying as close to a 162-game season as potential despite the delayed begin to the yr. The aim is a minimum of 100 video games, and the league is prepared to play into October with weekly doubleheaders to make that happen. That might imply a World Collection in November, with video games moved both indoors or to hotter impartial websites if essential.

There's additionally some consideration to increasing the playoff format to compensate for misplaced revenue, whereas players can be credited with a full yr’s value of service time assuming that a season is performed.

It’s not clear what is going to happen with the novice draft, which has been a sticking point. What we do know is that it might be a really late baseball season this yr. Much will depend on when it truly begins, assuming it even does, and that’s the large question mark it doesn't matter what deal is made.