MLB Offers New Proposals in Bargaining Session

As reported by mlb.com reporter Mark Feinsand, Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association had a bargaining session on Thursday.

Collective bargaining discussions have  been infrequent, and this meeting included proposals from both sides, the first in almost six weeks.

Suggested by  the league:
  • significant increases for players with 2+ years
  • best players earning more in bonuses tied to performance
  • provide incentives to teams for including top prospects on Opening Day rosters
  • adjust MLB Draft order process
  • postseason expansion
  • universal designated hitter
  • NBA-style draft lottery
  • increase to player minimum salary
  • removal of draft-pick compensation from all free agents

Read the entire article HERE

MLB had also offered a 14-team postseason format in a proposal that would have increased the CBT threshold from $210 million to $214 million, eventually climbing as high as $220 million. The union’s most recent proposal prior to the lockout called for a $245 million CBT threshold and an expanded postseason format that included 12 teams.

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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]