After Over a Month Break, MLB Finally Gives a Positive Update on Lockout Negotiations

Published 01/12/2022, 9:30 AM EST


For the sanity of baseball fans, MLB and Players Association have finally taken a positive step to end the lockout. Shockingly, the MLB lockout has been in existence for over a month now, and neither party met during the break.

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 Fortunately, the officials and players’ association have decided to resume the negotiations to end the MLB lockout. Here are the details of the upcoming meeting.

MLB officials and MLBPA to meet this week

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The Major League Baseball lockout was unexpectedly brought in on December 2nd, pausing the ongoing free agency business talks. The lockout has been making the fans furious for the past month, as there are no talks about even figuring out the expiry date of lockout.

Notably, ESPN’s Jeff Passan announced the happy news for MLB fans on Twitter. Jeff revealed that the MLB officials and the Players Association will meet on Thursday to negotiate for the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Jeff tweeted, ”Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association plan to hold a bargaining session Thursday, sources tell ESPN. MLB is expected to make a core-economics proposal at the session, which would be the first between the sides since the league locked out the players on Dec. 2.”

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Will the baseball lockout be over this month?

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Considering this is the first meet since December, it’s unlikely that the MLB lockout will be over in January. It’s just the start of negotiations, and both sides have evidently been stubborn over the last month.

A person involved in NBA labor negotiations had commented on the MLB lockout, saying, “Nothing happens until the very last minute. It’s a very primitive mentality that people feel the other side is not going to give its best offer until they are looking down the barrel of what’s ahead.”

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While the MLB lockout has given a huge setback to the free agency market, players and teams will hope to resume the baseball day-to-day business before the spring training in February. Things would be more clear on Thursday once the two parties finally face each other after a month’s break. Do you think any positive outcome will come from their first meeting?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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