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1/Thx Jayson. Wondering if right offer now is ask players to pick: something like 56 Gs full prorated. Or 66/76 Gs with less prorated, but chance at each # of Gs if revenues are there this season to go over 100 pct prorated plus some future benefits to free agency/mimimum wage.
2/This way if the principle is what is most vital, players get 100 pct prorated. But also offer a realistic pathway to at least 100 pct (maybe more) if the sides work together and can figure out a way to drive up revenues in a shortened season. Plus gain future perks
3/Let players have a vote on an independent auditor to determine the revenues, which will benefit them also to prepare for looming CBA negotiations. Plus there should definitely be a joint financial effort behind social causes. I know the history. I totally get why players lack
4/trust with owners when it comes to the finances. But that exists in every negotiation and eventually there is a deal. This is a moment for both sides to rise above the past and bickering about 2020 dollars and do something long-term good for the game and the country.
5/If owners want players to be part of that, they have to better show players how a financial sacrifice now can be rewarded with more money if the game prospers this year and in the future. Players should seize on the chance to do public good and set themselves up for a better
6/future. I know how naive this all is considering the history. But the sides have to make a new present and future. Staying locked in this posture is hurting credibility all around, especially considering what is going on in the country and the world. Be bigger than the moment.
7/Think this way: What is good for the game is good for everyone in the game. Start there. Think how history will look back on you if somehow the medical/governmental authorities say you could have played a meaningful season and you didn't because you couldn't figure out the $
8/That is not where anyone wants to be. In crisis there is always opportunity. So far the opportunities have been missed fighting about 2020 dollars. I assume MLB will play in 2021, 2022, etc. Get out of this myopic posture. Grow the game. Do public good. There is still time.
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