MLB’s proposal to start the 2020 season is widely known at this point — and Trevor Bauer sees that as a big problem.
“I don’t think any of this should have been made public, that’s the most concerning thing to me,” the outspoken Reds pitcher told CBS’ “Tiki and Tierney” on Thursday. “I haven’t even seen the full proposal. That’s not how you’re supposed to negotiate. It’s meant to pit owners on the ‘right’ side of things and players as the greedy ones.”
Bauer, who called the league’s plan — and its proposed revenue sharing — laughable, is among the first wave of players to speak out about it. Rays pitcher Blake Snell drew some ire for saying “it’s just not worth it” if he has to take an additional pay cut to play a season shortened by the coronavirus pandemic.
The players believe how they will be paid if games are played without fans was covered in a March agreement between MLB and their union. The owners want to revisit that because games without fans and the lost revenue make the situation untenable for them.
“The players have been more than willing to compromise, Bauer said. “We’ve already agreed to…