REPORT: Economic Proposal Involves Pay Cuts on a Sliding Scale (UPDATES: Includes Details on Pay Cuts)
This could be a positive start to the negotiations … though who really knows?
Nick knew that Joe knew who he was.
Teams and players are going to be in position to be in position if a deal is struck?
Many TV execs feel like it’ll be too jarring not to have crowd noise for games.
A lot is riding on the conversations that will begin today. Also: are the Cubs already in much worse shape than we expected?
COVID-19 Sports Update: Baseball Coming Back in Japan, No Travel Restrictions, New York, Ratings, More
Another country gets baseball back.
When you start thinking about pitchers getting back to it, you can’t help but think about the injuries that are coming for some.
Tying the 2020 deal to some protections for 2021 sure seems like a good idea.
Ah, Jeff Gordon’s ode to “Wrigley Stadium.”
Serious testing concerns developing this weekend – not the volume available, but the way the data have been tracked.
Maybe the sides are about to back off their primary demands?
Progress on Health and Safety, Rooftop Views, Big Z’s Bat, Minor League Cuts, and Other Cubs Bullets
Any signs of progress, I’ll take. Also, love for Big Z’s Big Bat.
It’s not a lock that the Bulls will play at all again this year, even if the NBA resumes. Or, heck, they might be an immediate playoff team.
There are so many open questions that emanate out of the rotation, and I got rolling.
And at least one report indicates it WILL include a revenue-sharing component.
The Cubs were lucky to get Mark Prior when they did. What came after, obviously, was not as lucky.
Good to see baseball possibly returning to Japan in a month, and the NHL is plotting a wild return.
Are teams more likely to head to Spring Training II at their usual Spring Training sites?
Some Pushback on MLB’s Health and Safety Proposal: Daily Testing and More Player Flexibility (UPDATE: Union Responds)
With daily testing, in theory, the league actually could be a little less restrictive on the players’ in-park activities.
A natural opportunity is about to pop up for a reunion between Sammy Sosa and the Cubs. That, and a whole lot of fun in here.
Ohio State athletics making a variety of decisions and announcements that will impact a whole lot of other sports.
After a week of seeming standstill, a new proposal is coming.
Instead, there will be pay cuts.
With his face, to be precise.
The players are prepared to consider economic plans offered by MLB for this season to get underway. Maybe that helps move things forward.
A huge signal that the NBA will attempt to reopen its season in Orlando.
Austin Hedges cites progress over the last few days, and says, “I feel very confident it’s going to happen.”
That’s a weird headline, but it’s reportedly true.
Testing info nationally still looks good, though there’s a bit of a down note on the vaccine side of things. That, and much more.
How is that even a realistic set of options at this moment in time?
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The TV world is all we have for a while when it comes to sports. Lots to update.
Take your mind off things for a minute and enjoy some baseball and culture.
Special day, longer-term player negotiations, terrifying Cubs-Cardinals pictures, more.
MLB Owners Reportedly Haven’t Actually Yet Submitted a Financial Proposal to the Players – Standoff Underway?
The owners apparently want the players to signal they’ll negotiate, and the players apparently want the owners to know they don’t have to.