Dave St. Peter remains hopeful the MLB and MLBPA will come to an agreement soon

The Chad Hartman Show
June 08, 2020 - 6:28 pm
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President of the Minnesota Twins Dave St. Peter spoke with Chad Hartman on WCCO Radio today about the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. 

With the MLB and the MLB Players Association still not in agreement about how to start the 2020 season the hopes of a July 4 start are all but gone. St. Peter however remains hopeful that we will see baseball again soon. 

“I continue to be optimistic,” St. Peter said. “It's not just hope, it's not just my heart wanting to play, it's based on the dialogue that we continue to have as an organization not only with commissioner Manfred and other people inside major league baseball but with our players.” 

St. Peter believes that this will be a pivotal week after another offer was made over the weekend to start the season. 

The original proposal would have been a 114-game season with massive pay cuts for players. The MLBPA reportedly resoundingly rejected the pay cuts and countered the MLB’s first offer to which the MLB said no. 

It is now being reported that the new proposal to the MLBPA would include a 75% prorated salary, 76 game season, playoff pool money, no draft pick compensation for signing players and the season would end on September 27, with the postseason concluding in October. 

St. Peter is hopeful that both sides will come together and make an agreement on starting the season and spoke to how the Twins feel. 

“We want to play as many games as we can. I know that's the Twins view of it,” St. Peter said. “At the end of the day I think there is tremendous opportunity for us to come together.” 

St. Peter commented on some rumors that the season might be cut down further to 48 games saying that he could see both sides. 

“I think the purists and a lot of the older school folks are gonna have real problem with it,” St Peter said, ”to be honest with you I live with three men in their early 20’s and they all tell me the season is too long anyway.” 

The conversation about health and safety is continuing with the office of the Governor and the Twins about how to get baseball back this summer. With testing more available now St. Peter thinks that we will be ready when the time comes. 

Although the season seems to be up in the air St. Peter continues to be hopeful that an agreement will be made soon and that America's past time will be back in no time. 

“I think at the end of the day finding a path to getting the sport back is the priority for both sides,” Dave St. Peter said. 

 

 

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