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MLB Players Not Happy With New Proposal: The 2020 Season is “Not Looking Promising”

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New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Although MLB officials say they’re nowhere near pulling the plug on the 2020 baseball season, at least one player is starting to doubt he’ll return to the diamond this year.

In a tweet posted Tuesday, Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman wrote, “This season is not looking promising.” His comment followed an ill-fated meeting between the players union and MLB officials in which the union rejected proposed pay cuts for players. In accordance with the rejected plan, Stroman would have made $3 million on his one-year, $12 million contract.

Although the league still hopes to get the season underway in July, Stroman says he isn’t putting too much faith into officials coming back with an acceptable proposal.

“Time to dive into some life-after-baseball projects,” he tweeted. “Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Brighter times remain ahead!”

Do you think we’ll see a 2020 baseball season? Is the players union being too demanding, considering how much money Major League Baseball is losing during the pandemic?