MLB 2021 season...proposed 1 month delay, 154 games, full player pay

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    MLB players union expected to reject proposal to delay start of season

    Union expected to rejected this offer. I thought expanded playoffs would actually motivate middle of the pack teams to spend more for a shot at making postseason. Top teams would remain motivated as they aim to win the championship and survive longer playoffs.
     
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    The San Diego Padres, who had the second-best record in the NL last year but had a 4 seed because they were in second place, should probably push for the removal of seeding priority for division winners. I want the second-best team in a league to have the #2 seed, even if the #1 seed is in the same division.
     
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    It more likely has the opposite effect. Mediocre teams know they can stay mediocre and have a shot. Top teams have less incentive to improve, especially starting pitching staffs, knowing they can get by 4 starters.
     
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    That's not how seeding works in any league. division winners get higher seed no matter the record is. MLB owners would never approve such a change.
     
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    The NBA has realized the problems with this, only a matter of time before MLB and the NFL follow suit.
     
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    Read this whole thread, great explanation on why the Players didn't counter.

     
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    tl;dr: If the union countered they would be "reopening (mid-term) negotiations" on CBA.
     

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