MLB owners, players end 99-day lockout after reaching tentative agreement for new CBA
Following a wave of cancellations for the upcoming season due to negotiations, MLB owners and players have reached a tentative agreement Thursday on a new collective bargaining agreement, ending a 99-day lockout, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.news.yahoo.com
NBPA issues statement in support of MLBPA
The delay of Opening Day brought a flurry of emotions to the surface. But the MLBPA’s stance “to reach a fair agreement” has drawn support from fans, as well as another league’s players’ association. On Wednesday morning, the NBPA, the NBA’s player’s association, issued its support of the MLBPA.mlive.com
MLB cancels first two series of regular season after owners fail to reach deal with players
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the first two series of the regular season have been canceled after ownership failed to reach a deal with players before Tuesday’s league-imposed deadline.
MLB players, owners reportedly make progress after 16-hour overnight bargaining session
After a 16-hour bargaining session that dragged into the early hours of the morning, Major League Baseball players and owners have reportedly made progress toward a deal that would end the lockout and allow the regular season to start on time.
MLB to start on time after players reject delay
Major League Baseball players rejected a proposal to delay the start of spring training and the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, vowing Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, to report under the original schedule. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)NEW YORK – Major League Baseball will proceed with an on-time start to spring training and the season after players rejected a plan Monday night to delay reporting by a more than a month. “We were able to complete a 2020 season through Herculean efforts and sacrifices made by our players, club staff and MLB staff to protect one another,” MLB said. MLB believed the virus situation would improve during the month delay. Players know first-hand the efforts that were required to complete the abbreviated 2020 season, and we appreciate that significant challenges lie ahead.
Tigers GM, coach optimistic as training begins at Comerica Park
DETROIT For the first time since spring training in Lakeland was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Detroit Tigers resumed training Friday morning at Comerica Park. Tigers GM Al Avila said recently that anything could happen in the 60-game season. You talk to the staff, you talk to the players, you see how it was going into spring training before it was shutdown? Friday morning, the Tigers focused on the pitchers and catchers -- Pitching could be the Tigers big strength this year. Media personnel will be relegated to certain sections of the park and wont be allowed in the clubhouse, so all interviews will be done digitally.
Here are all the rule changes, roster limits, safety measures, more in MLB’s 101-page manual
There are hundreds of changes in place for the 2020 MLB season, including adjustments to the actual playing rules, strict protocols for who can enter each room of a team facility, unique roster limits and a new schedule format.
Top 47 rule, roster and schedule changes to know before the 2020 MLB season
The 2020 Major League Baseball season will be one of the most unique in the history of the sport, with a revised schedule, massive rule changes and specific roster and transaction requirements. If youd just like the nuts and bolts version, the top 47 major changes are below. Extra inning games will begin with a runner on second base in an attempt to avoid games going deep into extra innings. In spring training only, pitchers taken out of games can re-enter at any time. In spring training only, defensive managers can end an inning before recording three outs if a pitcher has thrown at least 25 pitches.
MLB to play 60-game season -- spring training starts next week, Opening Day in late July
DETROIT Major League Baseball will officially return for a 60-game season, with players reporting to spring training next week and Opening Day in late July. The MLB Players Association announced at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday that all necessary issues have been resolved between the players and the owners to move forward with a mandated season. Here are previous stories on the contentious negotiations:The MLBPA said players will report to training camp, referring to a second spring training period. The first round spring training was cut short March 12, when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down all major sporting leagues. According to reports from multiple MLB insiders from ESPN, MLB Network, The Athletic and other outlets, spring training will begin July 1, with Opening Day finally rolling around July 24.
Where MLB negotiations between players, owners stand as clock ticks to reach deal
Players counterA counter offer from the players came the following day, and it did not go over well with ownership. FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Major League Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. By all accounts, the owners were outraged about the counter, believing they had reached a deal to play 60 games. If the players reject the offer, Manfred will have to mandate a shortened season, which will in turn lead to the players filing a grievance, by all accounts. Now its in the hands of the players to decide whether this deal is enough to finally start playing baseball.
Benched: Tigers Grayson Greiner on possibility of an MLB season and what hes been up to in quarantine
DETROIT Grayson Greiner has been at his home in South Carolina since the players were send home from Spring Training. He said hes watching for news of a possible MLB season like the rest of us. Players want to play, Greiner said. Hes in same boat as us, were all kind of waiting on word.In the meantime, Greiner said hes been working out and hitting and catching daily. Miggy is a fun-loving guy, but if you approach him about baseball, hes serious, Greiner said.
Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return
Continuing a contentious back-and-forth in a bitter dispute over pay, baseball players told the commissioners office on Saturday night that additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work. The unions action might lead to a season of about 50 games rather than the 82 initially proposed by MLB. The Major League Baseball Players Association could respond by filing a grievance that would be heard by arbitrator Mark Irvings, arguing players are owed hundreds of millions of dollars in damages due to a shorter season. It unfortunately appears that further dialogue with the league would be futile, union head Tony Clark said in a statement. And Meyer's letter to Halem cited remaining open issues in the health protocols needed before players report for a resumption of training.