MLBPA chief: 'Further dialogue with the league would be futile'

Tony Clark
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By WEEI 93.7

Rob Manfred guaranteed Wednesday night there would be a Major League Baseball season.

After the statement put out by MLB Players Association chief Tony Clark Saturday if that is the case it won't be on the players' terms.


The statement comes one day after the owners' latest proposal to the union which proposed a 72-game season with the players receiving 75 percent of their prorated salaries. It was an offer that included a deadline of Sunday night to accept or reject. Evidently, it's not going to take that long.

Update: Late Saturdaay night MLB responded wih a statement of its own:

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From MLBPA letter: "If it is your intention to unilaterally impose a season, we again request that you inform us and our members of how many games you intend to play and when and where players should report. It is unfair to leave players and the fans hanging at this point."

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 13, 2020

The union is demanding a response by Monday.

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 13, 2020

Players’ position becomes clearer: let MLB decide how many games willing to impose at full prorated, then file a grievance that MLB failed best efforts to play as many games as possible.

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 13, 2020