Report: MLB Deal to Play Imminent
Finally! Some good news is coming out of the negotiations between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. After a very public battle and pessimism around the league, there may be baseball soon after all.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that a deal between MLB and the MLBPA is imminent:
The players appear to have gotten their wish, if this is accurate.
The MLBPA had been holding fast to a hard line: they would not play for anything less than prorated play for number of games played. MLB held that without fans in the stands, there was not sufficient revenue to pay players accordingly. This was after a March 26 deal outlined pro-rated pay based on games played, but included enough vague language that the two could not agree.