BREAKING POINT

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]According to the latest media reports by those covering Major League Baseball of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, we have reached a breaking point.

Multiple baseball reporters have stated that negotiations have “broke down” between MLB and the MLB Players Association. MLB is now expected to submit a “final offer” to the Major League Baseball Player’s Association by 5 p.m. (EST) today.

MLB is reportedly set to submit a proposal that includes the following:

  • An increase in a pre-arbitration bonus pool from $25 million to $30 million each year for the length of the deal (note: MLBPA initially requested an $85 million pool).
  • The CBT offer is the same. MLB offered a three-year, $220 million with an increase up to $224 million in Year 4 and $230 million in Year 5. (note: MLBPA initially requested $238 million + annual increases over five years).
  • MLB is set to offer Tan increase of minimum salaries from $675,000 to $700,000.

Mark Feinsand from the MLB Network added “… there is optimism that the two sides could be nearing an agreement that would allow the regular season to start on time.” While the MLB and MLBPA have made progress on less significant negotiations, the actual numbers still suggest both sides will have to find a number in the middle to make a deal happen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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