OK, So There is Now An Agreement on the International Draft Subject

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OK, So There is Now An Agreement on the International Draft Subject

Chicago Cubs

There is an agreement to try to get to an agreement. This is where things are right now with the negotiations between the players and the owners.

After things blew up last night because the sides couldn’t agree on a PLAN for the international draft/qualifying offer discussion, they finally got a plan in place:

(Yes, Jeff Passan’s account was hacked shortly thereafter. But the report is real.)

What this means is that some – many? – involved still think an international draft is a good idea overall, and with more time, they could get more players on board. But if they can’t, then the qualifying offer comes back as if it never went away, and everything stays status quo. Now both sides can claim victory on this tiny little matter, since the players did not yield to the league’s ultimatum yesterday, but the players DID basically wind up agreeing to a variation on one of the options.

So, there you go. An agreement on something. Now they actually have to try to resume negotiating the CBA. Good luck on that.



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.