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That will be coming out at 6 30 And we're gonna be talking about the MLB P A season proposal.
Now, we hit it at this in our golden hour shows in the past few days.
But now we're really gonna go in depth to really what I think about it and what I think the other options are.
Now I know there's been a lot of counterproposal proposals from the owners from the MLB, but right now, specifically, it is the MLB p A season proposal.
So there's a lot of interesting terms and kind of parts to this proposal that the players Association gave to the MLB.
We're just going to get to the main parts you guys can see below in the bottom ticker.
Those were the main details, Um, off what we're going to be getting to today.
So first, we're going to start with the season potentially starting June 30th now right now in his June 2nd.
Um, and I just don't think in four weeks Exactly.
June 30th is four weeks from now.
I just don't think four weeks from now we're gonna be in a position to start and half opening day in the MLB.
Um, and I'm sure most of you think the same way because I'm just not really sure.
Um, really? Why the players want to start their season so early.
I think it is early July, you know, at the latest and ending October 31st.
I'm going to get to that later.
Um, but the 114 games is really the main point of this topic.
Guys, if you look from June 30th talked over 31st you're really not gonna have a lot of off days and travel days.
Which again is kind of a big issue for the ex players after coming off.
They haven't played baseball since spring training, which is about three months ago when the Emily shut down s.
So I think you're still gonna have tohave spring training leading up to your to the start of your season.
I don't know how much spring training and might have to be ah, month, maybe 23 weeks. I don't know.
Um, but there's just a lot of moving parts to this.
And I just think 114 games is just way too much and we really don't need We don't need all of that time.
Um, you know, that's just too many games.
Ah, and not enough time.
And I'm sure a lot of the players, um kind of don't like with the players Association.
Kind of, um, gave to the MLB because 114 games, guys, I was looking at probably 82.
And I think 82 is more than enough, especially in the season that we have left of its June already.
And keep in mind the playoffs.
If they wanna have these playoffs, you have to have the regular season wrapped up before the postseason.
Um and I'm just not sure.
I think 114 games is just way too much.
Um and, uh, it I just don't It's too much, guys.
Ah, 1 14 You gotta cut that Backs pride about 80 yourself.
You really don't.
I just don't see the need for one reports in games, especially in the times that we're in.
I just I just I can't see it and having the season and October 31st going to the playoffs.
Guys, the playoffs take about a month or so.
Uh, you really want potentially Game seven of the World Series in December? Um, along with you know what baseball is meant for a warm weather sport, guys, and not having, um, not having the warm air for the Baltic.
Harry, um, you know, it's fun when you're in October, maybe a little bit November, but December, when there's potentially snow and all kinds of winter aspects, I really don't think that's, um I really don't think that's what Vieille nobody wants.
And I think, honestly, if you really wanted to start June 30th which I really don't think you can, I think July 4th weekend is that at this point pretty attainable if they can find terms to agree on, and I think they're getting close, guys, there's a lot of moving turns and tables, um, kind of shifting, and it looks like we might have a plan, maybe in a few weeks.
And I hope so, because the n B A.
His hat is about to have a plan B.
NH already has their plan on the NFL will be coming up training camp.
Um, not sure they're still in the virtual offseason at the end of the month, Um, they might have to start be doing, you know, training camp, mini camp, all that kind of stuff.
Well, let's get back to baseball again.
Um, I just 1 14 and it's just way too much.
I think I've made that.
I've made myself clear on that part and ending the season October 31st and having the playoffs all throughout November and potentially going into December.
I just don't think that's the way the MLB wants to do it, Um, and you just can't.
I just don't see the need tohave all these games, especially in the times that were in.
So now I think I've made myself clear 1 14 too much.
June 30th 2 early October 31st too late.
I just think that it's they had.
They're gonna have to one of the season 1 14 while it would be great.
I just don't think it's reasonable.
That's kind of my opinion on that on the biggest part that we are of this of the season 114 games.
Think might be a little bit too much into ambitious June 30th.
I think that is definitely ambitious having four months away from opening day.
Um, not sure if that's gonna happen in October 31st.
I think you should wrap up the season in October and potentially have maybe 80 or so games.
Maybe wrap it up in mid October.
Stan, you don't have games going through December because, especially in some cities where they don't have dome stadiums or retractable roofs, it gets cold.
Um, and you look at some of the best teams.
They don't always have tractable roofs on their stadiums.
Um, so that's kind of what I wanted to hint at their It's now.
We got the first part of the way, the 1 14 through June to October.
Now we're going to go to the second part of this.
It is the expanded playoffs for this year and the season after that, Um, so I'm not exactly sure what they really meant by that, all of you slide.
That means more teams and potentially a play and bracket and Mawr.
Kind of, um, how do I say this more more teams represented in the postseason.
Ah, because in in the postseason, right now, 10 total teams out of the 30 get represented.
So your team has to be very good and practically won the division, um, to make the playoffs.
And I like it because, you know, it really earned your playoff spot, but I can see why these players want more teams that cause Look at the Nationals right? Five more losses and they potentially could have not been in the playoffs.
And who knows what would happen with that world? Siri's again.
So it is just I'm not opposed to the expanded playoffs and actually kind of like it, but they didn't specify how many teams they really wanted again.
So that's kind of another thing that I don't know how many teams, so I don't really have a standard opinion on it.
But I think if I had to pick one, the expanded playoffs is not a bad thing.
Um, you know, getting more viewers and really having more meaningful games at the end of the year because you look at some of these teams that kind of just missed out.
Um, you're after a year.
You could have the Cubs in the playoffs.
I mean, there was a lot of teams, potentially that you could have had in the playoffs, and it will look very interesting.
Um, you know, the Brewers, they could have had potentially higher playoff spot.
And then, you know, you'll get some of these American American League teams.
You have the Boston Red Sox.
They could have gone in, Um, and it is interesting because then you have teams like the rays.
Um, who are wild card.
See, you have the athletics on, then you might even have the Angels.
You know, if they if they have a good decision, who knows where they could be in having more teeth? More teams in the playoffs is not a bad idea, because you look at the NFL, um, they expended their playoff.
So now 14 teams make it in the league.
You look at the n B A.
16 teams make it in the league and then you look at the NHL.
16 teams make it there.
So two leagues have 16 1 has 14 and then you look at the MLB, where they only have 10 and really to four of those teams just playing one game.
Um, and then it goes to the NLDS, which is basically kind of like a conference semifinal.
So that's kind of what I want to hit out there.
I'm not opposed again to expendable playoff for this year and next year.
That's interesting how they put a next year and maybe they're trying to get more, um, postseason games.
They definitely are.
And I don't think I don't think there's anything wrong with this park off the proposal, the expanded playoff proposal for this year and next year in the MLB.
I actually I actually like it guys, to be honest with you, I think it's like I think it's one of the things that I think the MLB is actually going to look at in this proposal.
There's two more parts of this that I want to get to know more about halfway done through, getting into the details of this proposal so the teams can the first salaries if the post season is canceled.
So I'm assuming if if there's any setbacks or they decide not to have the postseason, the players will still get paid.
The players will still get paid if it looks like their resume and that it's that's what the That's what the players wanted.
We'll see if the owners, um and the commissioner actually like that.
Um, I'm not I'm not sure if they will, because they've been trying to get these players to take a pay cut.
And, um, it's just a lot of moving tables right now, and we'll see where you know where.
Um, where the owners decided to go with that and again, getting more into the postseason.
It's deferring the salaries.
Here is kind of where I stand on it.
You really have to, you know, you have hundreds and thousands of minor league players getting cut and their baseball careers seem to be over.
And then you look at some of the top stars.
You know, you have trout stance in, um, you know, even Bryce Harper, You look at the top.
Even Steven Strasbourg.
Now, Anthony, run.
Don't all these guys Manu Machado.
All of these players who get a lot of money yearly, I think should be able to take a little bit of a pay cut, and we looked at.
It was about a week or so ago.
They were looking at a 60 to 70% pay cut, or players making $35 million from make about five million.
And that's kind of the problem.
There's no salary cap in baseball.
Seles players are just used to getting however much money that the team could just give it to them.
And that's kind of what puts them in this position.
All three other Mount Rushmore sports have salary caps to keep.
UM, you keep the teams at an even playing field when it comes to signing players and managing your own rosters.
But in baseball, this is why I see the top market teams being good.
You see the Red Sox, the Dodgers, the Nationals, even even the Mets and the Yankees.
All these teams are great because players want to go sign there.
And then you look at the lower market teams.
You know, the Tampa Bay Rays.
They have one of the lowest payrolls in baseball.
Ah, you, the Miami Marlins, the Cincinnati Reds.
Um, you know who else could you? There on their potentially the Oakland Athletics.
You look at the smaller market teams, Um, and I kind of just goes to show, um, kind of why the ex players don't want to take a pay cut because they're just used to getting the most amount of money they want.
And it's between billionaires and millionaires, so it's kind of it's hard.
It's hard to put the average everyday put person into kind of a perspective.
But, you know, it's it's just, I think, that really just need to meet in the middle with the pay cut.
You know, if you play, say, 82 games, maybe have, like a 35 to 40% pay cut, it's not all the way 50.
But the owners don't have to pay their entire pay the players their entire salary and the players still get a majority.
I think that's a good compromise, but you know it's ongoing negotiations.
So you know the players want to get their full guaranteed salary and of course the owners don't want to pay them the full salary because they're not gonna be pointing 162 games this year.
Um, and again tooth can differ salaries if the post season is canceled.
So you look at all these teams who are potential postseason contenders.
If the postseason guest canceled, they can be further salaries.
Also, the place will still be getting paid, even if they don't play any games and especially the postseason.
That's important because you might be able to get your way through the regular season.
But coming back in maybe November December, we might see another uproar of these cases, and the players will still be getting paid later on in the year.
So again, I think there's nothing wrong with the players wanting this, and so far it seems pretty fair enough.
The only thing I really don't disagree with are the thing I do disagree with.
Um, I'm open to it, but is this season and in October 34 starting June 30th 1 14 games.
I think all of that is just a little bit too ambitious, and I think starting July would be a lot easier and maybe ending it mid October to bring it down to maybe about 80 to 90 games, cause I think 1 14 is just a little bit too much for the time that they have left.
Now when he gets the fourth and final part off this, um, of the n L a p p.
A season proposal and it is players can opt out out of the entire season if they don't want to play.
My only problem with this, I see why the L.
Wants that, because that doesn't force the players to play.
But I'm not sure if they if the players are beginning their full salaries, are even the part of the pay cut if they choose to opt out.
But I think it's good for the players if they don't feel safe or anything like that, Um, it's good that they're able to opt out.
But again, you know you're paid to play baseball, and, you know, if they think they're risking their lives, look at the health care workers, all the essential workers.
They're risking their lives as well, as well as taking a little bit of a pay cut.
So I think these baseball players are more art.
They can do it, guys, they can.
They are able to take a pay cut, and for some reason the players don't want to take that.
But I do like the off down.
I can see why the p a wants that, um, it it makes sense to me while they want that I don't know why or who could potentially opt out.
But I think it's good to include that in there so that in case maybe some players don't want a polite, then they have that option instead of just getting finer, potentially not even getting paid as well.
So that's kind of where I stand on all the MLB P A season proposals.
Now we're going to get for those of you who have just joined us, kind of A, you know, a year are not a year, but a a a review and where I stand on this.
So for 1 14 games from June 30th talks over 31st I think 1 14 is way too much.
Um, and then June dirtiest is too early.
October 31st is a little bit too late to end the regular season so that that's the one where it's kind of interesting, but the rest I can see exactly where the players are coming from.
I like the extended playoffs because you look at the other leagues, they're increasing their playoffs on, and I think it's fair enough to have more.
I will be see teams represented in the post season this year and next.
And then you look at this third part teams going to first salaries If the postseason is canceled.
That means if cases go back up again or they just can't figure out a postseason format, players will still be getting pay later down the road.
And then our final part is that players can opt out, Um, if they don't want to play and it's interesting.
I don't know why these players wouldn't want to play because, you know, if the players were getting good enough amount of their salary, I think most will play.
We'll see who decides to opt out.
And even if this gets accepted, there's been a lot of more.
There's been more rumors, Um, but you know that That's kind of where I stand on the season proposal.
We got into the main four parts, which is that what's everyone ruined been talking about? There's been some more reports last night, um, and yesterday afternoon about a counterproposal, but that's kind of now.
We're not going to get into that today.
This is just the Enel BP a season proposal.
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