Just as the Yankees’ offseason appears to be concluding, MLB woke up and decides to start negotiating over terms for next season that probably should’ve been negotiated months ago. MLB and the MLBPA are starting up talks on delaying the season while condensing it to 154 games, among other details. These negotiations could have significant impact on how the year plays out, like in last season when the league moved to a 16-team playoff the day that the season launched, so naturally some concerns could crop up about this development.
What should we expect to get approved before the season starts? Will the players and owners come to terms on a compromise, or will the last season of this current CBA begin with labor strife? Which side is positioned to get more of what they want? If you have questions like these, or any other concerns, send them in for a chance to be featured in our weekly mailbag.
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