The MLBPA voted yes on MLB’s proposed CBA on Thursday afternoon. Because the league had created yet another artificial deadline, this vote clears the way for a full 162-game schedule with 9-inning double headers and an extra three days tacked on the end of the season to make it work.
At publishing time, we don’t have details on how the truncated free agency and spring training will work. But you can expect absolute chaos on the market and very few spring training games as both sides rush to get into shape for the season.
The union’s approval came despite the fact that its executive council had voted against the deal. But the remaining players overcame the eight executive council votes against the deal to get this done.
I’ll have more thoughts on the final CBA later; but for now…baseball is back.
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