Well, today is the day.
For those unaware, the league has given a February 28 deadline in order for both sides to reach an agreement to avoid losing regular season games. They want four weeks of spring training before opening the season on March 31.
Well, today is February 28, and according to multiple reports, the sides still remain far apart on a new collective bargaining agreement.
They’re going to meet for the eighth straight day on Monday. According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN, the union is ready to stay as long as it takes to reach an agreement. The league has said the same. He also added that Sunday was a “productive” day of conversations, but there were no new proposals on core economics exchanged.
This feels like we’re entering the bottom of the ninth, trailing by about eight runs. But you know what, that’s the beauty of baseball. It’s not a loss until the final out. The odds aren’t looking good, but let’s pull for an amazing come-from-behind win today.
- The Mets made a historic hire, as they hired Elizabeth Benn to be their director of Major League operations. Benn becomes the highest-ranking woman baseball ops employee in franchise history. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com with more information on the groundbreaking hire.
- Zachary Rymer at Bleacher Report took a look at recent MLB trades that could haunt teams in 2022. The Dodgers are on the list, but I don’t think this trade they made with the Pirates is haunting them too much.
- Some MLB teams are closing their spring complexes to scouts from other teams until either Major League spring play commences or until after the Rule 5 draft. TC Zencka with MLB Trade Rumors with more.
- Bob Nightengale’s latest notebook had an interesting tidbit. He reported that a former teammate of Clayton Kershaw thinks he either goes to the Rangers or retires.