The current state of the MLB is well, nothing short of a mess. Sports fans went from believing baseball would be back before most other sports, to. Negotiations are still taking place, but the
With the coronavirus pandemic still a threat in North America, any agreement will involve major changes to safety guidelines in order to keep the players, coaches and officials healthy.
with the league and the owners. They are expressing their confusion, anger and often their willingness to play, depending on the right offer.
With each wave of proposal reports come a new wave of reactions from fans, reporters and players.
Here is what some players are saying as a result of the latest leaked proposal:
Andrew Miller:"They will only play more games if we are willing to make concessions on salary against a prior agreement. We have a responsibility as a group to protect our players and future generations of players. We resoundingly rejected MLBs attempt to divide the players."— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) June 5, 2020
There’s also still health concerns that need to be addressed. This is a really good article that highlights some of the concerns - especially considering the waivers we’d need to sign? We’re doing our best to stay healthy and ready to play so we can resume the season. https://t.co/IYKunExTxW— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) June 8, 2020
He was very open on social media about how he feels and how the players want to give their fans something to cheer for.
There’s social unrest in our country amid a global pandemic. Baseball won’t solve these problems, but maybe it could help. We’ve been staying ready & we proposed 114 games - to protect the integrity of the game, to give back to our fans & cities, and because we want to play.— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) June 8, 2020
Flaherty was also very vocal on Twitter, retweeting other players and comments from fans as well.
I'm guessing he was looking at the MLB proposal and not an adorable puppy when he tweeted this:
that’s cute— Jack Flaherty (@Jack9Flaherty) June 8, 2020
He commented that he's feeling deja-vu when looking at the latest deal.
Former pitcher Dan Haren echoed these views.
Isn’t paying 75% of 76 games basically the same as 100% of a 50 game season.— dan haren (@ithrow88) June 8, 2020
Lol— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 8, 2020
Travis Shaw turned to gifs to express his thoughts.
Roberto Perez turned to face palm emojis.
Do they even want to play??? We are ready! 🤷🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️— Roberto Perez (@robperez2015) June 8, 2020