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:
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.
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”: