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MLB, MLBPA negotiations end with no deal

Everything you need to know as both sides push for a deal.

MLB: Lockout The Palm Beach Post-USA TODAY NETWORK

Major League Baseball and the Players Association will return to the bargaining table Tuesday morning for the ninth straight day. The two sides met off and on for over 16 hours Monday night. Both sides made progress Monday enough so that the league pushed its deadline to have an agreement back to Tuesday at 5 p.m.

However, a gap between the two sides remains on several key issues. There was movement on the Competitive Balance Tax and a union source told The Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes that the league showed a willingness to get a deal done which is something that has often been absent during this process.

Another hot button issue is playoff expansion where there is reportedly two proposals on table. One would expand the postseason to 12 teams, but the owners are pushing for a 14-team postseason schedule.

Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET and we will be updating this article throughout the day as news becomes available.

12:20 PM Update - The two sides are still amongst their own groups and have yet to meet face-to-face.

2:00 p.m. Update - The first set of face-to-face negotiations ends after about 20 minutes.

2:10 p.m. Update - The union submitted a counter proposal to the league on several key areas.

2:50 p.m. Update - This doesn’t sound particularly good.


Things appear to be heading south.

3:10 p.m. Update - The players quite naturally are not pleased with the league’s rhetoric.

3:25 p.m. Update - Things are going from bad to worse. The two sides remain far apart in many of the key areas.

3:30 p.m. Update - Looks like the final offer is on the way.

3:45 Update - This is the league’s best and final offer per ESPN’s Jeff Passan

4:20 p.m. Update - ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the players have rejected the league’s latest proposal.

The owners previously said that they would cancel regular season games if a deal wasn’t reached by 5 p.m. Tuesday. The players are now reportedly packing up and leaving so there will be no further negotiations today.

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