MLB reportedly plans to cancel more games if no deal is reached Tuesday/Today
from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
Major League Baseball cancelled the first two series of the season for every team last week and it’s already prepping to continue to shorten the 2022 schedule.
According to Evan Drellich of The Athletic, the MLB has informed the MLB Players Association that another week’s worth of games will be cancelled if a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached Tuesday.
The likelihood that such a compromise will be reached seems slim given most reports indicate little progress has been made in the last week. On Sunday, MLB spokesman Glen Caplin gave a scathing review of the MLBPA’s latest offer to the league.
On Monday night, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the MLB presented multiple options for the MLBPA to consider, but at least a couple players privy to the offers weren’t optimistic about the likelihood that a deal would get done.
League presented multiple options for union to consider; one player briefed on discussions said they tilted too far in the league’s favor. Another player active in the union said, “I’m done getting my hopes up.” https://t.co/Z3CWglhpww
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 8, 2022
MLB has told the Players Association it expects to cancel another week of games without a deal reached tomorrow, sources tell me and @KenRosenthal.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 8, 2022
The 2022 MLB season is the first shortened due to a labor dispute since the 1994 season was cancelled early due to a strike.