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MLB Commissioner No Longer Guaranteeing that 2020 Baseball Season Happens

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred pronounced less than a week ago that “100 percent” that “we’re playing Major League Baseball” in 2020.

Manfred held his weekly Monday conference call with the 30 owners and sources told The Post that MLB seriously is considering not playing at all this year if it cannot reach an agreement with the players association. Manfred later in the day told ESPN that he is “not confident” there will be a 2020 season.

“I’m not confident,” Manfred said. “I think there’s real risk; and as long as there’s no dialogue, that real risk is gonna continue,” Manfred said when asked about whether the season would take place.

At this moment, MLB is not planning on sending another proposal to the union after the players rejected the league’s last bid that could have netted the players as much as 83 percent of their prorated salaries if a postseason was concluded. The union has held firm that it will not play for less than full prorated pay. It said on Saturday that it was done negotiating and that Manfred should just tell the players where to show up and when.

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