MLB season is seriously at risk of being delayed; owners refuse to cooperate

With Spring Training less than a month away from starting and the regular season is also very close to giving its initial pitch, MLB is stuck andn a labor fight between owners and players that apparently, it will not have a good ending and will almost inevitably lead to fewer games in 2022, leading us to the second shortened season in less than three seasons.

After the fruitful negotiations that took place between the MLBPA and the players with the owners of the teams and Commissioner Rob Manfred, the reality is that both parties are very far from an agreement according to reports from Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

In his memo, Drellich mentions that owners are refusing to cooperate with player demands, trying to “blackmail” them with universal DH proposals and the elimination of draft compensation for qualified free agent offers so that they leave aside demands for a higher minimum wage and incentives for prospects.

Owners have been adamant about offering more money to players even though their proposals will increase corporate profits for all league teams and their owners, such as expanded playoffs and advertising on uniforms, among others. which would significantly increase the money that enters their coffers.

Given this, Drellich comments that with Spring Training and the regular season tentatively beginning, a deal is a long way off, and with the owners threatening to delay games, that’s likely to happen.

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 season is seriously at risk of being delayed; owners refuse to cooperate