MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred gave a vague answer when asked about the status of the lockdown negotiations.
For the year 2022 MLB With the season kicking off on time, the league and the MLB Players’ Association will have to successfully negotiate a collective bargaining agreement by February 28. Inevitably, negotiations will start on that very day. there.
Commissioner Rob Manfred was spotted going back and forth between owners and players in Jupiter, FL. and was asked about the progress of the negotiations.
Manfred replied, “We’re working on it.”
Rob Manfred on MLB Lockdown Negotiations: ‘We’re Working on It’
This isn’t exactly the update baseball fans want to hear just hours before the well-timed season-start deadline ticks down to 0. If neither side comes to an agreement, the regular games of the season. The prize will be forfeited. Manfred said it would be a “Disastrous results for the industry.”
Athletic’s Evan Drellich reported at 8:37 p.m. ET on Monday that a deal between MLB and MLBPA is “not finished, but not impossible.” Drellich cites competitive equilibrium tax thresholds and pre-arbitration groups as among the major issues.
The players already have a plan in place if the 2022 campaign is delayed. According to FanSided MLB Insider Robert MurrayThe MLBPA organized a “fully staffed” stadium and facility for the players to practice in Mesa, Ariz.
Both the league and the players’ union have been meeting daily for the past week and the updates have not been encouraging. Fans will have to wait and see if miracles happen when they get down to the ropes on Monday.
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