Six weeks have passed since the beginning of work stoppage decreed by the Major League Baseball (MLB), and when it seemed that more time was going to pass, to everyone’s surprise the dates have been advanced so that team owners and the Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) meet again.
In Bolavip We had pointed out that the reports pointed to Friday, January 21, was the day designated for the reunion between both parties; however, means like ESPN Y The Athletic They have confirmed that there is an agreement to return to the talks.
While the insider Jeff Passan confirmed that the summit meeting between MLB and the Players will be held this thursday, january 13, in the city of Chicago; journalist Evan drellich He pointed out that it is the executives who will present a proposal, in addition to pointing to the central objective of the meeting.
MLB and Players advance deadlines to meet
The information indicates that the main point to be discussed will be the universal designated hitter, which was used for the first time in 2020 and that the Players Union seeks to be permanently established, something in which those involved would agree.
However, Drellich and Passan warn that the meeting between MLB and Players it will be of an economic nature, main focus of conflict between both parties and that led to the application of lockout, so all the protagonists are against time, with the aim of saving the 2022 season.