MLB proposes delayed 154-game season that includes universal DH: reports

Scott Thompson
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313455618 MLB logo treated two Baseballs Blue Tone

MLB has reportedly sent the player's union a proposal on Friday to push the season back and make it a 154-game season, according to multiple reports.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, the proposal delays the season a month and extend it by one week. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Spring Training would instead start on March 22 followed by Opening Day on April 28.

The postseason would subsequently carry over into November with the World Series, and it would be the same expanded format as last season.

On top of that, players will be receiving full pay like it was a 162-game season as well. Many will remember what occurred last year when disputes over pay stymied the season from starting.

And finally, perhaps the most intriguing detail of them all for Mets fans, is the universal DH supposedly inside the proposal.

The New York Post's Joel Sherman reported a player from the union called to discuss the proposal on Saturday, so we might hear something more regarding the union's feelings about it during the week.

If a deal isn't agreed upon, baseball will still happen on the original April 1 Opening Day, so long as government officials allow it to kick off. Every other sport has been running, so until that changes, there shouldn't be an issue.