New York Yankees: MLB and MLBPA Making Progress

James Paxton, New York Yankees. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
James Paxton, New York Yankees. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are making progress towards a 2020 MLB Season which would benefit the New York Yankees.

The 2020 MLB Season was put on hold before it even started, but now there’s a decent amount of hope that there will in fact be a season. For weeks, experts, players, and fans alike have had little-to-no hope that there would be a 2020 season, but now that has turned around.

On Sunday the players association submitted the following proposal per Jeff Passan:

  • 114 game season
  • Would begin June 30th, end October 31st
  • Three weeks of training
  • An opt-out clause for all players and potential deferral of salaries if the 2020 postseason were canceled
  • Two years of playoff expansion
  • Players would receive a $100 million total advance during the new spring training

On June 1st, there were reports that the MLB is planning the following proposal per Jeff Passan:

  • 50 game season
  • Players receive a full prorated salary

It seems like the players and the league are on similar pages, but the only discrepancy the two have is the number of games that would be played. Whatever the case might be, if there is a season at all, this would benefit the New York Yankees.

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The Yankees were set to enter the 2020 MLB season as one of the favorites to win the World Series even though they would’ve had to deal with several injuries at the beginning of the season. Now, this wouldn’t be as much of a problem since we are more than two months removed from when the season would’ve started.

If the season were to start on June 30th as the players proposed, the Yankees would be without Aaron Hicks and James Paxton for a couple of weeks, potentially Aaron Judge depending on his progress, and Luis Severino would be out for the season as well.

Another player they would be without is Domingo German who will be serving his 63-game suspension when the 2020 season gets underway. Between these two proposals, the one that would benefit the Yankees more is the players’ proposal due to the fact that they would get German back towards the end of the season and for the postseason.

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Nonetheless, this is a story that will continue to progress, and hopefully, a 2020 Major League Baseball season will come out of it because if that’s the case, this would benefit Yankees fans and players alike.