Soon, lockout costs will become real. Max Scherzer would lose $232,975 per regular-season day, while Gerrit Cole would lose $193,548.

Major league players would lose $20.5 million each day that the 186-day schedule is wiped out, based on last year’s base salary of just over $3.8Billion.

Major League Baseball told the players’ union that a labor agreement must be reached by Monday for opening day to take place as planned on March 31. The union hasn’t stated whether it believes this deadline and likely has some flexibility based on the timing of the 1990 lockout and subsequent 1994-95 strikes.

Talks resumed this Week in the second-longest baseball work stoppage, which began Dec. 2.

A player who is not on the big league roster would be subject to a $630,000 minimum by management. This amount rises to $4,167 if the union offers a $775,000 minimum.

Players who were still in the major leagues at the end of last season’s regular season would lose their medical insurance. However, COBRA payments would be made by the union to cover COBRA payments and the subsidy that was usually used for former players.

Although it is difficult to estimate the loss of 30 teams if they lose games, it is possible. Players receive about half the industry revenue, which includes international amateurs spending on draft picks. Teams also get a significant percentage of revenue from postseason.

Players are charged 1/186th of their base salary every day.

Veteran are likely to have savings. He signed a $710 million seven-year deal with Washington that included $15 million per July 1, 2022-2028. However, the 2020 pandemic will cut the amount.

Cole made $25,895,061 in major-league pay between 2013 and 2019, before signing a $924 million contract with the Yankees. Lindor earned $41,548,655 while Semien earned $33,714,217.

The major league service time would not be accrued, so the stoppage costs will increase in subsequent seasons. If management does not agree to credit the agreement, it would delay the eligibility of some free-agent players by one year.

This would delay the free-agent eligibility of Shohei Ohtani between 2023 and 2024, Pete Alonso between 2024 and 2025, Jake Cronenworth, Jonathan India, from 2026 through 2027, and Pete Alonso, respectively, from 2025–2026.

Other players at risk of being denied free agency due to missing 15 days of major league service include Tejay Anthonye, Jordan Hicks and Cristian Javier. They are also Brad Keller, Brad Keller, Isiah Kner-Falefa and Chris Paddack.

Lindor would lose $145,161 every day from the $27million he owes this season, and $26,882 per day from the $5million due on July 1, 2032.

It may be more difficult for players to reach the provisions in their contracts that guarantee future seasons triggered statistics like plate appearances and games, but both sides have agreed to prorate those from past settlements.

The impact on ticket revenue and broadcast revenue would be significant for . However, it is not as severe as the effect on the summer.

A large portion of broadcast revenue goes to the postseason. The union received a slide from MLB two years ago that showed that the 2020 postseason would see $787 million in media money. This includes $370 million from Fox, $310million from Turner, $27million from ESPN, $30 million for MLB Network, $50 million for international, and $50 million for other.

Fans who are hesitant to buy tickets for games they may not see will likely be less inclined to purchase tickets if there is an extended strike.

There is not much public information about debt financing and how liabilities rose during a severe pandemic.