MLB players are believed to have had two options presented to them about starting the season. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Report: MLB gave players two options for 2020 season

It appears negotiations between MLB and the MLB Players Association to begin the 2020 season that hasn't yet begun because of the coronavirus pandemic won't get much friendlier between the two parties anytime soon.

On Tuesday afternoon, MLB Network's Jon Heyman tweeted that owners have presented two new proposals to the players, and logic suggests the union won't happily embrace either:

In March, MLB and the players agreed the league would prorate salaries for a season shortened due to the virus outbreak. However, multiple reports have surfaced that the league wants players to dump that deal and instead agree to a 50-50 revenue split.

Agent Scott Boras, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, Bauer's agent, and Rays starter and 2018 Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell all publicly criticized this proposal. 

Florida, Arizona, New York, Texas and California have welcomed pro sports to their states despite concerns regarding the pandemic, but it appears events such as MLB games will occur behind closed doors and without spectators for the foreseeable future. 

This reality will likely affect current and future negotiations between owners and the players for the resumption of spring training sessions and the start of the campaign that may only last a few months.  

Across the pond, the English Premier League may not allow supporters to attend matches for an entire year. Earlier this month, the Dutch health minister said fans may not be allowed to attend games in Holland until a coronavirus vaccine is available to the masses. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink


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2019 / HOU / 2.50
Gerrit Cole
2019 / LAD / 2.32
Hyun-Jin Ryu
2018 / TB / 1.89
Blake Snell
2018 / NYM / 1.70
Jacob deGrom
2017 / CLE / 2.25
Corey Kluber
2017 / LAD / 2.31
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2016 / TOR / 3.00
Aaron Sanchez
2016 / CHC / 2.13
Kyle Hendricks
2015 / DET/TOR / 2.45
David Price
2015 / LAD / 1.66
Zack Greinke
2014 / SEA / 2.14
Felix Hernandez
2014 / LAD / 1.77
Clayton Kershaw
2013 / DET / 2.57
Anibal Sanchez
2013 / LAD / 1.83
Clayton Kershaw
2012 / TB / 2.56
David Price
2012 / LAD / 2.53
Clayton Kershaw
2011 / DET / 2.40
Justin Verlander
2011 / LAD / 2.28
Clayton Kershaw
2010 / SEA / 2.27
Felix Hernandez
2010 / FLA / 2.30
Josh Johnson
2009 / KC / 2.16
Zack Greinke
2009 / STL / 2.24
Chris Carpenter
2008 / CLE / 2.54
Cliff Lee
2008 / NYM / 2.53
Johan Santana
2007 / LAA / 3.01
John Lackey
2007 / SD / 2.54
Jake Peavy
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Johan Santana
2006 / HOU / 2.98
Roy Oswalt
2005 / CLE / 2.86
Kevin Millwood
2005 / HOU / 1.87
Roger Clemens
2004 / MIN / 2.61
Johan Santana
2004 / SD / 2.27
Jake Peavy
2003 / BOS / 2.22
Pedro Martinez
2003 / SF / 2.34
Jason Schmidt
2002 / BOS / 2.26
Pedro Martinez
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