Alex Rodriguez, who recently flirted with buying the Mets, implored players on Friday to cave into the owners’ demands and accept a 50 percent split of the revenue MLB earns in the currently paused 2020 season.
It is an issue at the heart of the owners’ proposal to begin an 82-game regular season in July.
Players are wary a revenue share would likely lead to a salary cap, which the union has long fought against.
The union is also ticked off because in its view the MLB is reneging on a March agreement that said payers would receive a prorated portion of their 2020 salaries for games played. The owners argue that agreement was subject to change if games were played without fans, a strong possibility because of the coronavirus.
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