We are getting closer and closer to saying rest in peace to the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has walked back his certainty of playing this year by now saying he is “not confident” in a campaign happening “as long as there’s no dialogue” with the MLBPA, in a Monday interview with Mike Greenberg of ESPN and transcribed by Jeff Passan.
“It’s just a disaster for our game, absolutely no question about it,” Manfred added. “It shouldn’t be happening, and it’s important that we find a way to get past it and get the game back on the field for the benefit of our fans.”
According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, commissioner Rob Manfred informed the players’ union that there would be no 2020 season unless players waived all legal claims against the league.
Manfred has the power to schedule a season with full pro-rated pay for players. It does not look like we are headed that way.