It becomes increasingly likely every single day that Major League Baseball will not be playing this season. The two parties are just THAT far off. While the players and the owners have both agreed that salaries will be prorated based on their current pay, at least we think, they can’t come anywhere close to a settlement on the number of games to be played.
Just yesterday reports indicated that the players wanted a rather lengthy 114-game calendar. Now, it’s being reported that the owners, claiming that they stand to lose money due to the absence of fans, would much rather have a 50-game season. This would give players less than a third of their contract money, prompting many to turn their noses up toward it. It is better than no money, sure, but it’s also easy to see just why they would be upset by all of this.