After more proposals, players tell MLB: ‘Tell us when and where’
By James Wagner
What once seemed like a worst-case scenario for MLB — a regular season of roughly 50 games — now appears to be all but inevitable.
In yet another round of sharply worded statements and correspondence Saturday night, the players’ union rejected the league’s latest salary proposal and essentially dared the league commissioner, Rob Manfred, to impose the severely shortened version of the season he has threatened.
“It unfortunately appears that further dialogue with the league would be futile,” said Tony Clark, the head of the players’ union. “It’s time to get back to work. Tell us when and where.”