1:24 pm: The MLBPA team left the league offices after submitting a counter-offer, Tweets Hannah Keyser from Yahoo.
2:08 am: The MLB official said the Players Association “has requested to speak to its board of directors again early tomorrow before returning with a proposal.” Evan Drelish from The Athletic and other correspondents. No games have been canceled yet. “There are still big gaps between the two sides,” says one source. Andy Martino from SNY.
12:42 AMThere is hope for a collective bargaining agreement today between the MLB and the Players Association. Both sides continued to operate in their respective offices in New York City through Tuesday and into Wednesday. On Tuesday, MLB presented players who have moved toward them in several key areas, including competitive credit tax, minimum salary, and the size of the new pre-arbit bonus pool. The MLBPA submitted a counter-offer, the details of which are unknown at this time.
Aside from the remaining financial gaps, MLB’s bid came with some sticking points. The first is the concept of the new fourth tax layer of the competitive balance. In the previous CBA, the levels were called base tax threshold, first cost surcharge threshold, and second cost surcharge threshold. Owners would like to add a third surcharge threshold. Using the latest offer to owners, the 2022 thresholds will be set at $230 million, $250 million, $270 million and $290 million, with tax rates increasing for each tier. The new third incremental cost threshold will always be $60 million above the base tax threshold.
The owners also insist on creating an international project. The last known details about this come from Anthony Castrovins article for MLB.com on the 5th of March, but keep in mind that “lead negotiators Bruce Meyer and Dan Halim [are] He is believed to be actively discussing this topic,” according to a tweet at 11:36 PM on March 8 from Ben Nicholson Smith from Sportsnet.ca. Furthermore, the MLB is said to be linking its bid to the forfeiture of free agent selection for the international draft.
It’s also worth noting that MLB’s last known bid was a $40 million pre-arbitration bonus pool that did not increase over the five-year CBA period. The MLBPA’s last known bid of $80 million came in 2022 with growth to $100 million in 2006. Note Nicholson Smith That “players are willing” to move to a starting point of $70 million grows to $90 million. This would represent a huge gap.
as you see in My post summarizes the last known positions of each sideGaps that were once cavernous are closing with the prospect of a 162-game season hanging in the balance. It appears that the concept of the new draft lottery will include the first six selections, although other details such as penalties for teams that finish near the bottom of the standings in back-to-back seasons may need to be broken down. Both sides have been in agreement on the specific global hitter for a while now. The two sides appear to be coming together to reduce the amount of notice the MLB needs to make changes to the field rules. And perhaps most importantly, there appears to be consensus that the playoffs will be expanded to 12 teams in a potential new CBA.
on Monday, Jeff Bassan from ESPN He wrote that MLB has suggested “that if a deal is struck on Tuesday, players can be in spring training camps by Friday, and missed matches can be made up on days off and with two heads.” Tuesday came and went without agreement but USA TODAY Bob Nightingale In a tweet last night, “New deadline is now Wednesday afternoon for the two sides to come to an agreement before MLB cancels another week of matches.” It’s fair to question the necessity of MLB’s ever-changing deadlines, but today is clearly pivotal as we wait to see if the league’s shutdown ends on its 98th day.
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