Scott Boras Reacts To MLB's 2020 Proposal

The players, Boras says, already "compromised" with owners in March

Tiki and Tierney
May 13, 2020 - 6:44 pm

Under Major League Baseball’s proposed 2020 plan, there would be an 82-game regular season, a universal DH, active 30-man rosters with 20-player taxi squads, an expanded playoffs (14 teams), and a 50/50 revenue split between players and owners. 

Sounds good, right? Well, maybe not. Several players, including Trevor Bauer, have spoken out against the proposal – the revenue-sharing aspect, in particular.

So, is MLB’s proposal actually viable?

“Tony Clark, with the strong support of the players I represent, they sat down with ownership in March to address the public health issue and really reached a very early compromise so we wouldn’t be discussing economics going forward,” Boras explained on Tiki & Tierney. “And around March 27, we reached an agreement on the very subject. Essentially players compromised because they are giving away anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of their salary by agreeing to take a lesser number of games and being paid per game.”

Boras has urged the MLB Players Association to reject the proposal.

“We have a very solidified effort and agreement and program going forward,” Boras said, “which allows us to really focus on the health and safety issues and getting players back into spring training and getting the season going.”

Click below to listen to Boras’ interview in its entirety.