January 21, 2021

Yankees’ Brian Cashman ‘optimistic’ there will be an MLB season (New York Post)

During a fundraising Zoom session on Thursday, Brian Cashman was asked if he believed owners and players will agree on compensation and if there will be a season this year.

“I don’t represent the players or the Players Association. There are a lot of hurdles everyone is trying to navigate and certainly finding common ground appropriately with the Players Association is one of them. The commissioner of baseball and his team are having honest, frank negotiations with that,” Cashman said while helping to raise money for Family Center’s Emergency Family Assistance Fund. “I am optimistic that where there is a will there is a way. We are all in this country trying to find a way to get up and running. We all have found ways to make adjustments. It is incumbent on all of us to find a way. I trust all leadership involved will find a way within our industry, just like everybody is trying to do in their respective industries as well. It doesn’t promise anything but am I optimistic? I am optimistic.”

Earlier this week the owners presented the union with a proposal and the early talks didn’t deal with the issue of how the players will get paid. The owners want to…

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