To no one’s surprise, there was another meeting between MLB and the Players Association that left both parties dissatisfied. The meeting lasted a brisk 15 minutes, meaning there was no time to come anywhere close to a deal.
Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that the MLBPA backed away from its request for salary arbitration for all players with over 2 years of service time. Instead, they requested that 80% of the players go into the system. Additionally, the players requested an increase in the pre-arb bonus pool from $100M to $115M.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Dan Halem, lead MLB negotiator, met with Bruce Meyer, lead MLBPA negotiator, for 20 minutes, which was longer than the meeting itself. We are unaware of what came from this meeting, so for now, the lockout drags on.
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