Major League Baseball and the Major League Umpires Association have agreed on referees` salaries for the 2020 season, ESPN`s Jesse Rogers reports (via Twitter). The league reportedly sought to reduce referees` pay and insisted that a deal be reached this weekend. Without an agreement, the referees would not have been paid until the match resumed. Fortunately, the two sides have recently agreed on some kind of agreement. On Friday afternoon, reports appeared (Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago did it first) that there was a deal. The referees agreed to take a 30 percent pay cut, usa Today`s Bob Nightengale reports. Negotiations with the referees have been just one of the countless issues to be resolved, as the owners, Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Players` Association are working on a shortened 2020 season, unlike any we have seen (or will see) in the past. Decision-makers are still discussing several scenarios for a return to the game and a second training camp. Among the many potential ideas projected are a radical rebalancing program, intrasquad training games in each team`s home park, and a possible three-state workout between Arizona, Texas and Florida. Nothing has been agreed or fixed yet, but optimism about a 2020 season has built up in recent weeks. Like umps robots, I`m not for that, and I don`t think it`s going to happen.
I think mlb should do what other sports with the referees and determine the ball and umps strikes. These umps only went back behind the plate. I think that way you will know that the game in the middle instead of Dummy West Hernandez Bucknor, etc., is called to be bigger than the game. we fans will not see their pissy fits because they got angry with a bishop or a player. I`m sure there are a lot of good umps that can call a game in the middle without throwing a pissy fit like dummies like West Bucknor, etc. MLB can stick undeserved umps in the field. USA Today`s Bob Nightengale tweeted that referees will cut their pay by about 30 percent. Umpires Union had made an initial offer of a 20 per cent discount, by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rosenthal said yesterday that the League`s proposal to referees included a 35 percent pay cut (including retroactive reimbursement of the salary already paid before the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown) as well as reduced pro plans and series bonuses.
This regulation did not correspond well to the referees` union. You should have fired Angel Hernandez, Joe West and CB Bucknor and distributed the wealth to the younger, lower-paid referees. Baseball wants to move into an automated strike zone that makes perfect sense, but there will always be referees to call the right balls or fouls, players safely or outside, standing behind the flat home as a safe, and to determine the results by heights and whether a player makes contact with a ball. This comes after intense negotiations between the MLB and the UMPires Union on remuneration. Referees met Wednesday for eight hours on Zoom to discuss whether to accept MLB`s proposal. The referees sent a hold letter to the league, which would keep negotiations going on, while the referees agreed not to file a claim, with their salaries being withheld in May. Yes, these bullies pay an average of $250,000 per annual salary to referees, plus a $340/match purse to fly across the country, stay in the best hotels and work 5 hours a day to watch a baseball game. Oh, horror! We`re leaving. Seeing how referees accept a specific figure in the salary cut is also a good step towards a season. The persistence of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) had a general impact on the 2020 Major League Baseball season.