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Opinion: Ahead of MLB owners call Monday, they have no choice but to agree with union: Negotiations are over

Major League Baseball owners have scheduled a conference call Monday to decide their next course of action in the labor dispute, a person with knowledge of the owners’ plans told USA TODAY. That person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

But it’s quite clear after 10 weeks of futile negotiations the owners have no choice but to agree with the players union.

The negotiations are over.

It’s time to let MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred unilaterally implement the 2020 season, beginning in mid-July, ending on Sept. 27, and lasting 50 to 60 games.

The players will be paid their full pro-rata salary.