July 7, 2020

Brewers’ Brett Anderson rips MLB’s latest return proposal (New York Post)

MLB’s latest proposal didn’t go over well with the union on Tuesday, and one major league pitcher says it didn’t do any favors for the game’s top players.

And he wasn’t referring to the money they will lose in the proposal.

“Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee Brewers lefty starter Brett Anderson tweeted.

According to The Post’s Joel Sherman, MLB’s latest plan would allow players making the least amount of money to have nearly their entire salary on a prorated basis for games played. But the game’s stars would take the biggest financial hit under this proposal. For example, Gerrit Cole — who is slated to earn #36 million this season and would be making $18 million if his contract were prorated — would receive around $8 million if this proposal passes.

The MLB and the union previously had agreed on March 26 to the players’ salary being pro-rated based on an 82-game schedule, but the league said that agreement also left the door open for further financial negotiations if the games were to be played with no fans in attendance. The union says the pay issue already has been…

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