For the second time since the lockout began on December 2, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association plan to meet. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the union is expected to present a counteroffer next Monday to the league’s proposal from last week.
According to ESPN, the players’ association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to schedule the negotiating session which will take place in person next week. This is certainly an upgrade from the last time, as they did it via Zoom. At this point, we’ll take any positive news we can get surrounding this.
It’s tough to see any progress being made next week, but another meeting is definitely a step in the right direction. Spring Training is just over a month away and Opening Day is nearly two months away. We’re starting to run low on time and hopefully both sides realize that.
- Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report ranks the seven best landing spots for Clayton Kershaw. There’s actually a pretty surprising No. 2 team
- Matt Snyder from CBS Sports predicts the next Hall of Famer from every team. I think you can guess who the Dodgers’ option is
- Alex Vesia looks ready to go. He posted a video on Twitter of some of his pitches while facing live hitters
- What if the Giants moved to Toronto? It almost happened in 1976, writes Mike Petriello of MLB.com