It seems very unlikely there will be a 114-game 2020 MLB season as the players' association proposed Sunday.
"In a word, it's a non-starter," Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick said during an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. "There is not enough there to even get into a discussion about in terms of detail. The 114 games if you look at it would take baseball literally into the month of December. We all need to not forget that part of what has been in the air and much discussion from the player side as well as the owner side about the health crisis that we've all been facing. We're all fearful that the virus could return at a very aggressive level later this year.
"We don't want to take the risk of putting our players at jeopardy and our game in peril to be playing games beyond the end of October. So our model is and will never be changed that we will not be playing baseball in the month of November or later."
While Major League Baseball hasn't yet sent a formal rebuttal, the league reportedly plans to propose a 50-game season to the union with full prorated salaries. The league originally proposed an 82-game season with tiered pay cuts impacting the highest- and lowest-paid players.
Kendrick also added that "every single team will have enormous losses. The question is how great will our losses be?"