MLB Rumors: League Responds To Denial Of Latest Offer; Not Expected To Send New Proposal

UPDATE (11:31 p.m. ET): There actually will not be another proposal from the league, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

ORIGINAL STORY: The negotiations to start the 2020 Major League Baseball season don’t appear to be getting any less contentious, but things might not be totally stagnant yet.

The MLB Players Association on Saturday shot down the latest request from the league, and in doing so MLBPA executive director Tony Clark sent a strongly worded public statement in response.

Shortly thereafter, the league fired off a statement of its own.

Seeing as MLB commissioner Rob Manfred can mandate a season, the initial reaction was that the latest proposal getting rejected meant Manfred instituting a season could be imminent.

But according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the league actually is expected to submit a counterproposal.

That’s significant, as the players union had indicated they would not be sending an offer back to the league.

As a result, the wait continues.

New York Judge Rules Yankees’ Letter From MLB Detailing Sign-Stealing Must Be Unsealed

Thumbnail photo via Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports Images

Picked For You