Despite the issue of the international draft coming into play during yesterday’s negotiating session between MLB and MLBPA, the two sides managed to get ever so closer to reaching a deal.
The core economic issues, those being minimum salary, pre-arbitration bonus pool money, and CBT thresholds, had been what was holding up a deal until the idea of the international draft caused yesterday’s talks to fall apart.
Now, the two sides are almost dead even on those issues, and it seems as if they are finally coming closer to reaching a new deal.
And at this point, they are too close to quit.
Current MLB-MLBA economic proposals:
MLB:$700K, $715K, $730K, $750K,$770K
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 10, 2022
It seems as if both the owners and the players are finally coming close to reaching an agreement to end the lockout.
It’s a good sign to finally see them this close on the remaining issues, and perhaps with continued negotiations, this will all be done today.
Fans can only hope that the two sides can finally reach an agreement.
Everyone is cautiously optimistic, knowing they are close, but also knowing that even the smallest of things can derail talks.
But it’s time for the two sides to put aside their differences and come to an agreement so baseball can come back.
And when baseball does finally return, a two-week period like we have never seen before will follow, with free agent signings and trades happening at a rapid rate as teams make a dash to set their rosters in time for spring training to begin.
But the two sides cannot afford to let any other issues bog them down at this point in negotiations.
They’re simply too close to give up now