Get Ready For Baseball – UPDATED

Get Ready For Baseball – UPDATED

Get ready for baseball. According to Jon Heyman, Rob Manfred and Tony Clark had a productive meeting face to face in Arizona. We were right to be skeptical of the players "just tell us where to play" stance from June 14th. But hearing there was a face to face it is reasonable to expect, due to social distancing, only a couple people in the room.

This hopefully resulted in a lot less noise. Perhaps they are finally listening to the deafening roar from all around that they need to make a deal. Bob Nightengale recently verified that this was two meetings, one Tuesday night and one today. Hopefully this is the first step in a deal happening soon.

This is the first real positive news since March that MLB is coming back. What a difference a day makes.

UPDATES

Heyman reports that the deal includes prorated pay and increased playoffs.

Joel Sherman reports even the most pessimistic people see momentum towards a deal.

Nightengale reports players are encouraged.

Andy Martino reports the deal is not done, but is expected.

Not to be outdone, the official MLBPA Communications Twitter account is reporting that a deal is not done.

Ken Rosenthal reports the deal includes a 60 game season starting around July 16, full prorated salaries, expanded playoffs in 2020 AND 2021, and the players waiving any potential grievance.

Reading the tea leaves it appears a deal is very close, not all the players are happy about it, but it will happen soon.

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    1. Jon Heyman saying again that it’s close, Joel Sherman as well. Others saying not so much. From the tealeaves looks like some players not thrilled but perhaps the majority is ready to go.

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