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Morning Mound Visit: MLB’s new economic proposal is a sliding scale

MLB’s financial plan; A reminder that holding the season might not be safe; Evaluating the efficacy of pitch tunneling

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Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers | ESPN: MLB sent the MLBPA it’s financial proposal, and it might be even worse than the 50-50 revenue split. MLB proposed a sliding scale where the highest paid players would take the largest pay cuts while the lowest paid would retain close to their agreed upon prorated salary. Some view this as an attempt to split the union (because it is.)

Michael Baumann | The Ringer: Whether MLB and the MLBPA can come to an economic agreement may be immaterial. The question of if it’s even safe to hold the MLB season should be paramount. Michael Baumann spoke with epidemiologists to get their thoughts on MLB’s plan and the feasibility of holding a season in the midst of a pandemic.

Michael Augustine | Baseball Prospectus $: Pitch tunneling is generally thought to make a pitcher better. After all, Greg Maddux preached the philosophy with his “column of milk” mentality. At Baseball Prospectus, Michael Augustine explored whether it really makes a pitcher perform better, and if it does by how much.