Baseball followers have been cautiously optimistic Wednesday after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that he and MLBPA government director Tony Clark met for “several hours” the day gone by to debate the “basis of an agreement” to get the season began.
Information of the assembly broke Wednesday afternoon after Manfred issued a press release about his assembly with Clark in Phoenix on Tuesday.
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“We left that assembly with a collectively developed framework that we agreed may type the premise of an settlement and topic to conversations with our respective constituents. I summarized that framework quite a few instances in the assembly and despatched Tony a written abstract at this time,” the assertion learn.
Sources revealed that the proposal will embrace a 60-game season starting round July 19 with full prorated pay to the MLBPA.
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Whereas nothing official has been agreed to, response to the information gave the impression to be cautiously optimistic.
Nonetheless, some considered the announcement as little to no progress.
Information of the assembly got here simply days after a really public back-and-forth between Manfred and the MLBPA over the commissioner’s feedback about the way forward for the season on Monday.