Posted: May 11, 2020 at 4:51 pm
If Major League Baseball owners have their way, you could be watching games about two months.
The teams’ owners have reportedly approved a proposal that would start the season in early July. The Major League Baseball Players Association still has to sign off on the plan, and that doesn’t look likely as-is. The biggest bone of contention will be a proposed 50-50 revenue split — the players will probably want a pro-rated portion of their contracts instead.
Here are some other details:
- An expansion of playoff teams from 10 to 14
- An 82-game season
- A so-called spring training 2.0 that begins in June with a season set for early July
- A universal designated hitter
- Geographical schedules, in which teams play other teams in their areas
- A 30-man roster with a taxi squad that would have upward of 50 players available
- No fans at the ballparks