Samson: There won't be a revenue split in Major League Baseball
David Samson believes that there will be baseball at some point this season
In recent days, there has been quite a bit of talk surrounding Major League Baseball and its proposed revenue split if the 2020 season were to return. Several players have spoken out in opposition to the proposed split between players and owners.
During Tuesday's installment of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson said that he doesn't believe that there will end up being a revenue split between the two parties when it's all said and done.
"Yes, owners have other sources of income. Thank God or they wouldn't own your team," Samson said. "Nobody makes a living owning a team. There won't be a revenue split. They'll come to a different agreement. They will find a way to get it done because there's no way they'll stand up and say "no baseball" when the borders open and it can be done safely. If we get through the health issue, that will be that and we will be fine with it."
Last week, MLB owners agreed on terms for a potential return. The proposal outlines an 82-game schedule beginning in early July with 30-player active rosters, 14 playoff teams and a 50-50 revenue split for players and owners.
The players union has yet to agree to the proposal, and multiple players have said they are not on board with the new revenue split plan. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer called the proposal "laughable." Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell was among the most outspoken regarding the proposal. He revealed that he would sit out the 2020 season if the league were to return.
Samson believes that the MLB will make the necessary changes and come to a different agreement in order to avoid conflict with the players.