Let out a long sigh, and bear with me here.
In the long saga that is the labor negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA, we have reached yet another hiccup. While it seemed over the last few days like we were making progress towards getting a season in place, now the two sides have come to another impasse.
According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, MLB told the players association that it would not counter their 70-game proposal. The league will talk with owners over the weekend to discuss their next steps.
To recap the latest proposals: MLB offered a 60-game season at full prorated salary, the players countered with a 70-game season. The owners now think that 70 is too many games and will not move forward in talks regarding that proposal.
The MLBPA released a statement tonight, saying "MLB has informed the union that it will not respond to our last proposal and will not play more than 60 games. Our executive board will convene in the near future to determine next steps. Importantly, Players remain committed to getting back to work as soon as possible."
So, now we wait and see what the weekend brings us and hopefully we'll have a season soon, but it really seems doubtful.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.