Here we go again.
In the never-ending saga of negotiations between the MLB and the players association, the league has offered yet another proposal to the players, according to multiple reports.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic laid out what exactly this new proposal entails:
It looks good, right up until that last part. The league has reportedly been trying to get the players to waive their right to file a grievance accusing the league of not negotiating in good faith to play as many games as possible. Of course, that could be the hiccup in getting a deal done.
If the players are fine with waiving their right to a grievance, then everything else looks good to me. Now I guess it's time to see if they players meant it when they said "Tell us when and where. We're ready."
Updated 3:48 p.m.
Jon Heyman reported that a deal was close between the two sides, but the MLBPA responded by saying that those reports are false.
Commissioner Rob Manfred did release a statement in the wake of this afternoon's reports, saying "At my request, Tony Clark and I met for several hours yesterday in Phoenix. We left that meeting with a jointly developed framework that we agreed could form the basis of an agreement and subject to conversations with our respective constituents."
"I summarized that framework numerous times in the meeting and sent Tony a written summary today. Consistent with our conversations yesterday, I am encouraging the Clubs to move forward and I trust Tony is doing the same."