Okay, I don’t know how close baseball really came to a lockout as reported and discussed over the past 10 days. But assuming there was at least a remote possibility of a lockout, baseball dodged that bullet when owners and players agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement Wednesday evening.
Ken Rosenthal was the first to break the news with the simple and succinct Twitter announcement, “Source: CBA is done”. The new agreement will be in place for 5 years, and runs through the 2021 season. While an official announcement was being prepared, the following details were reported (these came mostly from Twitter and the MLB Network, and may change when the official announcement is released): Continue reading Baseball Avoids Work Stoppage