MLB Lockout: What is a lockout? What does it mean? When will baseball return?

Major League Baseball owners have ‘locked out’ the players. What does this mean?

Get the scoop on all things MLB lockout, with this comprehensive look. Find the answers to the following big questions:

Read more about the lockout HERE

  • How did we get here? What is a lockout — and why now?
  • How long is the lockout expected to last? Could games be lost next year?
  • What is main sticking point in the negotiations between the owners and players?
  • What does the lockout mean for free agency and trades? Are the winter meetings canceled?
  • Who are the leading figures on each side of the bargaining table?
  • How much animosity is there?
  • What are the key dates to watch out for as the lockout continues?
  • What are some of the more radical changes to the game we could see as a result of a new CBA?
  • Which side is likelier to get what it wants?

Read more about the lockout HERE


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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]