Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

Open Discussion: Week of December 12, 2021

Day 12 of Mister Manfred’s lockout.  No action on the negotiating front.  No likelihood of any for a few weeks, it seems.  The Phillies did sign a couple more international free agents (one from Cuba) and picked a RHP from the Giants organization during the Rule 5 draft.  Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 12, 2021

Open Discussion: Week of December 5, 2021

As threatened, Rob Manfred initiated a lockout at 12:01 AM on December 2, 2021, 2 minutes after the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement expired.  He claimed that the lockout was necessary to move the talks with the Players’ Association forward.  On the final day of the CBA, the belligerents met twice.  The second meeting lasted about 7 minutes before the owners’ group walked out and left the premises.  Sounds like a “lock in” might have been more effective. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 5, 2021