MLB and Players Reportedly Reach Agreement on Draft, Service Time, Salaries, Etc.

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MLB and Players Reportedly Reach Agreement on Draft, Service Time, Salaries, Etc.

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Per multiple reports, MLB and the players have agreed to a deal that lays out how this season will proceed, if and when it actually proceeds.

We’ll have more details when the agreement is ratified by the owners tomorrow, but among the reported terms:

(I note this one up front because it’s among the most drastic changes, and includes the possibility of a shrunken draft in 2021, as well. You’ll recall, the league has wanted to shrink the draft as part of its plan to reduce the volume of minor league teams. I don’t like it.)

(Spread over the first two months suggests the league is still hoping it could possibly start the season in June. Doesn’t mean it will happen – no one can know yet – but that seems to be the hope.)



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.