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Bill Shaikin: Here's why MLB players' distrust in the owners could torpedo a 2020 season

If the 2020 baseball season blows up over money, the repercussions will be bad for players, bad for owners, bad for the sport.

That is no great insight. Rest assured the players know this, and so do the owners.

But, if this were just about the money, the two sides could calculate a difference and split it, and teams could be headed to spring training next week.

It is about money, yes, but it is about trust too. The players don't trust the owners.

The commissioner works for the owners. They hire him, and they can fire him. Rob Manfred, the current commissioner, was

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