MLB, MLBPA meeting in Florida
The Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association (MLBPA) met for several hours in Jupiter, Florida on Monday as the two sides try to reach a new collective agreement.
The parties met for more than an hour and then parted ways before meeting again.
MLB has increased its pre-arbitration funding offer from $ 5 million to $ 20 million, which will be distributed to the top 30 players before the arbitral tribunal. MLBPA’s previous proposal was to distribute $ 115 million to a team of 150 players.
The league has expanded its NBA-style amateur draft lottery from the first three to four. MLBPA expects lottery for the first eight exams. For comparative purposes, the NBA Lottery is responsible for establishing the first four choices in a one-year draft, while the NHL Lottery offers the first two choices.
“Being together in that room is a good thing,” an MLB source said. “It was a very broad and fruitful dialogue covering many topics. We look forward to meeting again tomorrow (Tuesday) to move the talks forward and work towards the goal of reaching an agreement.
According to a source, the MLB has withdrawn its proposal to give the MLBPA the ability to reduce the number of players on the Minor League list, as well as its proposal to limit the number of times a player can be sent to the Minors. Season. The MLBPA proposes a limit of four options per player per season.
The source added that the league wanted to reach an agreement and that “we will try our best to negotiate at the table with our partners in the Players’ Association, not through the media.”
The two sides met again on Tuesday.
MLB has set February 28 as the last possible day to reach an agreement allowing regular season openers to be held on March 31.
The meeting was attended by Rockies CEO Dick Monford, who chairs the group’s employers’ labor policy committee, and Ron Fowler, the group’s new vice president of Patrice.
Monday’s meeting at Roger Teen Stadium was attended by players Max Scherzer, Francisco Lindor, Paul Goldsmith, James Dylan, Sonny Gray, Wit Merryfield, Taylor Rogers, Brent Sutter and Brandon Nimmo.