MLB, MLBPA, Expected to Speak Today

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March 10

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are expected to speak Thursday as the two sides continue to work towards a new CBA agreement.

Nightengale notes that while no formal negotiations are planned, the two sides hope they can come to a compromise on pushing back an international draft decision until November 15 – a crucial step if a full 162-game season is to be resurrected.

Formal negotiations recently took place on Tuesday, with both parties closing the gap on key economic issues such as minimum player salary, the size of the pre-arbitration bonus pool, and the luxury tax ceiling. Still, no formal agreement was made and commissioner Rob Manfred announced another round of canceled games, with Opening Day now targeted for April 14.

FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the Los Angeles Dodgers as World Series favorites at +600 odds whenever the MLB season gets underway. 

Thumbnail photo via GREG LOVETT/THE PALM BEACH POST / USA TODAY NETWORK

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