MLB cancelled more regular season games on Wednesday since the league and MLBPA were, once again, unable to come to an agreement on a CBA.
On Tuesday, news broke that a 162-game regular season could still be had if a deal was reached on Tuesday. The Tuesday deadline turned into a Wednesday deadline. The Wednesday deadline turned into another day passing without MLB and the MLBPA agreeing to terms.
This week, the league’s desire to implement an international draft seemed to be the major hurdle that could not be cleared.
The events trigged MLBPA executive subcommittee member Max Scherzer’s first tweet in more than a month.
I was in FL. We never offered the Int’l Draft. We did discuss it, but MLB told us they were NOT going to offer anything for it. At that point, we informed all players & agreed to no draft.
This is MLB muddying the waters & deflecting blame. Fans, pls hang in there with us.
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) March 10, 2022
Alex Wood, another former Dodgers pitcher, sounded off as well.
Deadlines and ultimatums haven’t worked well so far no matter what “side” of the table you’re on or support. I just don’t understand why we need to keep canceling games and giving deadlines. Let’s just meet every day until we can do the one thing we all want. To play baseball.
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) March 10, 2022
Wood’s teammate, Evan Longoria, asked a very relevant question.
Are we playing baseball this year or what? @mlb
— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) March 9, 2022
Angels starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard used some colorful language to express his thoughts.
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) March 10, 2022
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright let the music do the talking.
To all of The fans out there…I can't wait to get back out there for y'all. Hopefully soon! Anyways, I heard this song today and it reminded me of our situation. So… this is to you ?@MLB? pic.twitter.com/PcjVqAzNQ8
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) March 10, 2022
The situation that a U.S. senator felt the need to voice his opinion.
Enough. After almost 100 days of the MLB lockout, it’s time to reconsider MLB’s special antitrust exemption, which allows them to act as a lawful monopoly. Fans across America deserve better.
Message to the owners: unlock the lockout and play ball.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) March 10, 2022
At the end of the day, Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich’s tweet from early January still voices the opinions of baseball fans the best.
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) January 11, 2022
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