Today is MLB’s stated deadline for a new CBA. If MLB and the MLBPA can’t agree to terms, the league has previously communicated that regular season games will be cancelled.
Apparently, the owners have communicated that they’re ready to cancel more than just the first week or two of the season. The Athletic baseball reporting triumvirate of Evan Drellich, Ken Rosenthal, and Fabian Ardaya had the scoop:
MLB today indicated a willingness to miss a month of games and took a more threatening tone than yesterday, sources briefed on the day’s first meeting between MLB and the Players Association tell me, @Ken_Rosenthal and @FabianArdaya. Full context of conversation not yet known.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) February 28, 2022
Yankees pitcher Jameson Tallion provided his perspective on the owners’ “threats”.
Players are used to their “threats”. Owners actions have made it clear all along that they have a set # of games where they still make profits/get TV money. They don’t want to play. It’s sad that these are the guys who drive the direction and “future”of our amazing sport.
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon50) February 28, 2022
MLB and the MLBPA have met daily since last Monday, but to no avail. According to experts, there’s been little to no progress on key issues.
MLB and the MLBPA plan to meet again this afternoon.
Dodgers Nation will have more updates as they become available.
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