MLB: Commissioner Rob Manfred finally makes an appearance in negotiations

Negotiations between the MLBPA and the owners of the baseball teams MLB have gained intensity this week before the threat of the commissioner Rob Manfred that if no agreement was reached on a new employment contract by February 28Or, the regular season would officially be delayed, with fewer than 162 games being played. The truth is that Manfred himself had been absent from the negotiations, until today.

According to information from ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, commissioner Rob Manfred appeared for the first time since negotiations with the union began, alongside Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and Rockies owner Dick Monfort, in a sign that negotiations are intensifying.

Michael Silvermann of The Boston Globe mentions that Manfred himself left where the owners are meeting to go to where the union and the players are concentrated, in the local dugout of Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, part of the Spring Training complex owned by the Cardinals. of Saint Louis.

It is not clear if Manfred’s presence was as a mediator or as a companion of the entourage of owners. On the part of the players, experienced veterans such as Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer or Andrew Miller are part of the MLBPA entourage.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie at Al Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, number one defender of Barry Bonds, and hater of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to have the World Series taken from them for their cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag football, basketball, and just about any other game that involves a ball or ball. I’m also an amateur musician, a penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world capital of shrimp, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived for a while in Australia; I survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: Commissioner Rob Manfred finally makes an appearance in negotiations