The more it changes, the more it is the same.
For the sixth day in a row, players and bosses met to try to sign a new contract.
And for the sixth day in a row, it went wrong.
Still, it sounded (potentially) encouraging mid-afternoon. The players have made an offer to the bosses and the latter have talked about it at length.
But in the end, it was just a smokescreen.
According to Evan Drellich, who has good connections in the conflict, the meeting went badly. The owners reacted badly to the players’ offer, even if the players made concessions.
Note that in view of the playoffs, MLB still wants to see 14 teams (seven per league) participate. Nothing moves in the requests.
But among players, only 12 clubs are offered.
These are the broad outlines. And there, where are we going?
Tomorrow, we don’t know if there will be negotiations because today’s session went so badly.
Remember that there are two days left before the deadline imposed by Rob Manfred to start the season on time. If there is no agreement, the season will not have 162 games.
Whistleblower alert: the season will not have 162 games.