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MLBPA rejects MLB’s negotiation offer, regular season schedule delayed

MLBPA rejects MLB’s negotiation offer, regular season schedule delayed

Mar 02
SW Creative
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After the MLB and MLBPA failed to reach an agreement on negotiations prior to their self-imposed deadline at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, the league’s regular-season now has just been pushed back.

The long bargaining season between the league and its players’ association ended up stirring up the two entities further away from each other.

The league has made its “best and final” offer to the association at approximately 3:45 p.m., which includes changing the pre-arbitration bonus to $30 million and increasing the minimum salary to $700,000 with a $10,000 increase each year.

Responding to the league’s offer was a rejection from the players’ association. MLB insider Jess Passan tweeted the shocking development and reported that no deal will be made on a new collective-bargaining agreement.

Passan added it was the players’ association unanimous vote that led to the current impasse.

Without any deal being made, the league has canceled the first two series of the season, as per Passan. With this pace of negotiation, it seems like May might be the earliest the Major League Baseball season will start.

On a similar note, according to Cubs Insider, MLB was willing to sacrifice a month of the season if nothing came to fruition from the negotiationS.

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