New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer has bluntly stoned MLB for its lack of traction in deadlocked negotiations.
Deadline for MLB and the MLB Players Association to reach an agreement to avoid the cancellation of regular season games is on Monday, February 28. The two sides have met throughout the week on a daily basis in Jupiter, Fla. . On Saturday, the two sides met with the MLBPA which made an offer, but was rejected by the owner.
After the meeting ended for the day, New York Mets The pitcher Max Scherzer stopped to sign autographs for fans waiting in the parking lot. During the process, Scherzer said the negotiations were “not good” and that MLB did not like what the players’ union had to say. That quote was written by Derrick S. Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch allows.
Max Scherzer says MLB-MLBPA lock talks ‘not good’
The chances of a deal by February 28 are certainly not good.
The MLBPA presented their objection to the owners on Saturday and held a private meeting. According to The Athletic’s Evan Drellich, MLB “reacted very badly” to the proposal, leaving the players “insulting”. Drellich notes that competitively negotiated tax remains an area of contention between both sides. Additionally, the league wants to link the draft lottery proposal to an expanded playoff. The league is still pushing for the knockout with 14 teams, while the players want 12.
Regarding when the two sides will meet next, reports indicate that no meeting has been scheduled for this Sunday as of the time of this writing.
For the season to start on time, both sides will need to reach an agreement in less than 48 hours. From the sound of it, it will be a challenge.
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