Rob Manfred and the owners seem to want a paltry 50-game season to serve as the already-truncated 2020 MLB campaign, but there is still a way Tony Clark and the MLBPA could force the owners to defend their plan from a financial point of view, at the risk of exposing it as unnecessary economically.

Former MLB GM Jim Bowden claims that the players' union could file a grievance against the league, which could force them to show the financials behind their plan. Doing so would prove or disprove the "economic feasibility" of a fuller season.