Good morning Angels fans. Hope you are doing well, or at least better than MLB right now. Have some links, but be wary, they are spicy.
Owners vs Players
It is getting ugly now. MLB gave up the revenue sharing idea and going with just playing players less than prorated.
How much less? Well Jo Adell for example would get only 262K for the 2020 season. Here is the full list compared to what the players agreed to in March.
The players are obviously unhappy. The owners are allegedly also not doing enough for safety.
Baseball writers are suspicious of the leaked proposal of the 50-50 split. Mostly that the owners were never serious and leaked it to be seen as reasonable.
Other bad news
Even the Mariners fans back at SB Nation are mad at Arte. Moreno is one of the ones pushing for pay cuts for the MLB players. He is worth 3.3 Billion and one of the richest owners by net worth.
Oh this is also when the Dodgers are paying their staff. They join the Twins and the Cardinals in commitment to not furlough.
A’s also aren’t looking good, as they refuse to pay the MiLB players starting in June.The players get 400 a month, so to not pay them is pinching pennies. That goes for staff too as the A’s refuse to pay them as well.
Health officials look over the Mlb plans. They are concerned about them pulling it off, but it is possible.
Health is an issue for managers since the virus hits older people harder. Maddon is losing weight to help his chances just in case. Also in that same link, Bowling Green may have baseball again, still won’t use green logo.
Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes. Please do, especially if it is good news.