Just when you thought MLB's extended negotiations to get the 2020 season started couldn't get any worse, Rob Manfred said the quiet part out loud and proved that the owners essentially set up one giant kangaroo court that wasn't willing to move an inch.
In an interview with Dan Patrick, Manfred admitted this week that the owners were never going to play more than 60 games, effectively making the whole negotiation useless.
Wait...even after all this back and forth, the owners never had no intention of playing more than 60 games? What was all the holdup for?
The owners have seemingly shown no interest in making a 2020 MLB season that has the slightest semblance of challenge or competition, but many were more than willing to almost cancel the season in the name of the almighty dollar. The fact that Manfred is admitting that 60 was always going to be the maximum number of games no matter what Tony Clark and the union did effectively shows that these negotiations were a complete mockery.
Manfred was already a joke long before this interview came out, but the realization that the league wasn't even trying to negotiate in good faith has to get MLB fans even more enraged.