MLB commissioner Rob Manfred did nothing to calm the fears of Milwaukee Brewers fans Monday that a major league professional baseball season may not come this year.
Manfred told ESPN on Monday that he is no longer 100 percent confident that a MLB season will occur this year after the MLB Players Association threatened to file a $1 billion grievance if it mandates a shortened season. The MLBPA nixed a plan calling for over 70 games to be played with players making 70-83% of their prorated salaries. After saying no, MLBPA President Tony Clark told the league it would no longer negotiate and that the players wanted to know where and when they needed to be ready for the upcoming season. The two sides would still need to agree on health protocols once the financials are nailed down, but ESPN's Jeff Passan says MLB and the MLBPA are very close to a deal on that.