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MLB Cancels More Games As Negotiations Stall

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Major League Baseball has suffered yet another delay, pushing back opening day.

The league has not yet succeeded in their attempts to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement.

“In a last-ditch effort to preserve a 162-game season, this week we have made good-faith proposals that address the specific concerns voiced by the MLBPA and would have allowed the players to return to the field immediately,” commissioner Rob Manfred wrote in a statement.

“The Clubs went to extraordinary lengths to meet the substantial demands of the MLBPA … Regrettably, after our second late-night bargaining session in a week, we remain without a deal.”

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The players’ association and league have been negotiating on matters such as minimum salary and competitive balance tax thresholds.

Reported stumbling blocks are due to MLB wanting to add a new surcharge level to the luxury tax.

The league plans to implement a third tier to “deter owners who have a mind to spend well above the pack’”.


If an agreement is reached, the MLB opening day will unfold on April 14.

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