• Latest On Expanded Playoffs

    2 monthes ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are apparently in agreement on a 12-team playoff in the upcoming collective bargaining agreement, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. As part of that deal, Nightengale adds that the league is likely to keep the penalties for exceeding the luxury tax in a similar level as they'd been under the previous collective bargaining agreement.
    The league's desire for an expanded postseason field has been evident throughout negotiations. MLB had pushed to expand from the previous 10-team field up to 14 clubs throughout discussions, but the union...
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  • MLB Rumors: New CBA 'Not Close' But Agreement 'Not Impossible' by Deadline

    2 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report

    There apparently still remains hope that Major League Baseball and its players association will finalize a new collective bargaining agreement prior to...
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  • MLB Moves Closer Towards Union's Asks On Minimum Salary, Pre-Arb Bonus Pool And CBT In Pursuit Of Expanded Playoffs

    2 monthes ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    With three hours remaining until Major League Baseball's stated end of February deadline for a new collective bargaining agreement that avoids disruption to the start of the regular season, there seems to be some progress in negotiations. The parties continue to talk deep into the evening, and various reports suggest the league has moved in the Players Association's direction on a few key areas.
    Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that the league has offered more player-favorable provisions than it had been in the past on issues like the league minimum salary, the bonus pool for pre-arbitration...
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  • Foreign Professional Leagues Could Offer Opportunities For Players During Lockout

    2 monthes ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    Major League Baseball's imposed deadline for a collective bargaining agreement to be in place to avoid disruption to the regular season is tonight, and the league has already stated its willingness to cancel a month of regular season play. In response, a few players have taken to social media with seemingly tongue-in-cheek suggestions they could look into the possibility of playing in foreign leagues.
    Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper posted a picture of himself on Instagram donning a Yomiuri Giants uniform. The Giants, based in Tokyo, are a member of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball...
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