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MLB, Union At Odds Over 2021 Season

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The status of the 2021 MLB season remains up in the air, with owners and the players union at odds over when it should start.

According to a USA Today report, owners want to hold off the start of next season until May and trim the season to 140 games, to give players a chance to be vaccinated beforehand.

But the Players Association wants the season to start on time with a full 162-game schedule.

There are also disagreements over whether to keep the DH in both leagues, which MLB did last year.

Which proposal is the safer and smarter decision? If owners are truly concerned about safety, should they offer to pay players their full salaries for a 140-game season?