There can be no Major League Baseball season in 2020 without an agreement between team owners and the MLB Players Association, and the two sides do not appear to be close to a deal. However, it sounds like neither has come close to giving up on playing this year.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network said Sunday that the goal is still to begin the season on July 4, though there has been no real evidence of progress between MLB and the union. MLB wants the season to end on Oct. 1 to leave enough time for the postseason, while players want to play more than the proposed 82 games so they can earn more with prorated salaries.