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Cup o’ Joe, side o’ dough: the numbers

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White Sox projected payroll per the owners plan is reduced by nearly 75%

Chicago White Sox Workout
Cut rate: Under the owner’s proposal, Dallas Keuchel will be expected to accept one-fifth of his 2020 salary for a half-season.
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Thanks to Max Rieper of our sister site Royals Review, I’ve pieced together a rough look at the White Sox payroll under the owner’s plan, which pays a prorated 90% to players making the minimum, 72.5% to players up to $1 million, 50% up to $5 million, 40% up to $10 million and 30% up to $20 million.

Jerry Reinsdorf would exercise additional salary savings from the plan already agreed to in March of $30 million, as South Side salaries would be cut nearly in half:

The 27 players cover an estimated active roster, plus injured Carlos Rodón.


Max Scherzer was not pleased with the latest owners’ proposal:


And the players aren’t just all balk, no talk:

Sources - MLBPA to counter MLB proposal with more games, full prorated salaries
Jeff Passan, ESPN

The Major League Baseball Players Association expects to counter MLB's economic proposal by the end of this week with a plan that includes more than 100 games and a guarantee of full prorated salaries for the 2020 season, sources familiar with union discussions told ESPN.


Morning Music
Let me present a track from an all-time favorite LP, Last Splash. It’s The Breeders, and one line that has always resonated with me, from “No Aloha”: