• Expanded playoffs for two years; MLB’s proposal suggests one year of a postseason that goes from 10 teams to 14.
  • A salary advance of $100 million to split among players during the so-called “spring training 2.0” that leads up to the regular season.
  • Additional commitment to players wearing microphones on the field and other broadcast enhancements.
  • An offer to hold events such as an offseason All-Star Game or Home Run Derby to generate additional revenue.

The two sides simply couldn’t be further apart in negotiations, but this counterproposal was meant to send a warning shot to the owners and the league. If an MLB season is to happen at all, they must try to meet in the middle instead of trying to have their way as they’ve done in the past.