The rumors and reports have been coming in for some time now, but we have another one that will be pretty scary to see for some fans of Major League Baseball. According to this source, there are six owners that are simply not interesting in playing any baseball in 2020. Previously, we had heard that there were some, but we had no clue if that meant two or 22.
It could have been any amount, but this sort of shows where the difficulty is. Though there are ‘just’ six of the 30, that is a significant amount that can dig in and go to work on the others. Remember, 75% of the owners will have to approve of a mandated season from the Commissioner, so that is cutting it very close. If they draw two more to their side, assuming this report is true, then there will be no baseball- even via Rob Manfred imposing a set schedule on the teams. Some reporters speculate there are more than eight even, meaning that this might be a moot point at this stage.