M-L-B discussions

The designated hitter will likely be coming to the National League for 2020. M-L-B Network is reporting the players are overwhelmingly in favor of adopting a universal D-H for a condensed season that Major League Baseball hopes to start in early July. M-L-B owners approved a proposal earlier this week that would have the D-H in place for all games of an 82-game schedule as well as an expanded postseason that would increase playoff teams from 10 to 14. Finances still remain a big hurdle, however, as the players union is not expected to agree to the owners’ plan of having player salaries based on a 50-50 split of all regular-season and postseason revenue.