With Spring Training games already delayed and a deadline to get an agreement in place by February 28th before the actual start of the season becomes a possibility to be delayed, both the MLB and MLBPA will resume negotiations in Florida on Monday. Until now, all negotiations have occurred in New York. However, it seems many important figures will now be on hand in Florida to see if progress can be made.
With plenty of reasons for a higher level of urgency, perhaps a new location for negotiations can be beneficial. Some key figures on the players side, including veteran ace Max Scherzer, will also be in Florida training on their own. If their input is needed, it seems as if they will able to attend in person. If more individuals being together in one spot can lead to actual progress, here is hoping talks go as smooth as possible this week.
- Whenever Spring Training does commence, there are five Braves who stand out in need of a big Spring to get 2022 started off in the best way possible.
- Brad Rowland and Eric Cole look at the current state of the Braves infield on the latest edition of the Talking Chop Podcast.
- It seems that the Competitive Balance Tax could certainly remain a significant focal point of negotiations this week.
- The Kansas City Royals are one of the many teams that seem excited to see many of their best prospects in good health as minor league camps start their own version of Spring Training.
- The Detroit Tigers are another team with plenty to look forward too, including getting to work with the latest exciting young arm in their system in Jackson Jobe.
- One prospect who certainly is ready to make the most of his opportunity at the MLB level if it were to come this year is Mets top third base prospect Brett Baty.