Pirates' Taillon: Owners care more about own agendas than baseball
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Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon believes MLB owners aren't doing enough to ensure a return-to-play agreement is reached for a shortened 2020 season.

Taillon, who's the Pirates' player rep for the MLBPA, said stalled negotiations between the league and the players' union would be going better if owners were more concerned about the state of baseball.

"If owners promoted/cared about their own players and game half as much as they care about promoting their agenda during a pandemic, we would have a better chance to find common ground to get baseball back on the field for our amazing fans," Taillon wrote Thursday on Twitter.

MLB reportedly rejected the MLBPA's proposal for a 114-game season Wednesday and will not send a counter. The league is believed to be considering either a campaign featuring around 50 contests, with major leaguers receiving their full prorated salaries, or a longer schedule with further pay reductions.

The players' union is reportedly not willing to take another pay cut after reaching a deal for prorated salaries in March. Owners walked back the agreement after it became clear that fans would likely not be able to attend games in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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