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Locked Out

Talks between the MLB and MLBPA did not go well today. With another 9 hours to go before the CBA officially expires, the MLB told the MLBPA after a 7 minute meeting that “negotiations are done” and they left the building.

I think it is safe to say that the MLB is headed to their first labor lockout in 27 years.

Tweets Inside:

UPDATE (12/2/21):

MLBTR – Major League Baseball Institutes Lockout

Below, tweets from Dec. 1…



After a seven-minute meeting with top union officials, MLB negotiators are leaving the hotel where bargaining has taken place. It’s unclear whether they’ll return. And if they don’t, that could be the last discussion before a lockout. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 1, 2021

Players have been told collective-bargaining negotiations are done for the day. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 1, 2021

"Done for the Day,'' as negotiations end nine hours before the CBA deadline. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 1, 2021

CBA expires at 11:59 pm, at which point MLB is headed for its first work stoppage in 27 years. — Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) December 1, 2021

Scherzer indicates the lack of competition and teams tanking is a major sticking point for players in CBA negotiations “Adjustments have to be made to be made to bring up the competition … When we don’t have that, we have issues.” — Joon Lee 이준엽 (@joonlee) December 1, 2021

Scherzer says the MLBPA has a “war chest” of money to help players who aren’t multi-millionaires and can’t afford a long work stoppage, but hopes the CBA negotiations don’t get to that point — Joon Lee 이준엽 (@joonlee) December 1, 2021

Players asked for luxury tax to be raised to $240M, 12-team postseason, each league realigned to 2 divisions MLB could look a lot different in 2022 — Brandon Wile (@Brandon_N_Wile) December 1, 2021

Breaking: @contessabrewer reports that the @Athletics are looking at the Tropicana in Las Vegas to build a stadium. It’s owned by Bally’s. Other sites under consideration are owned by Wynn and Caesars $BALY $WYNN $CZR — Jess Golden (@JGolden5) December 1, 2021

#LaborDispute #lockout

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