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Major Baseball faces a labor dispute

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(Houston) The ninth labor dispute in Major Baseball history, and its first in 26 years, looks set to come to fruition on December 2, which would have the effect of freezing the free agent market and threatening the free agent market. opening of training camps in February.


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Ronald Blum
Associated Press

Negotiations have been underway since last spring, and on both sides, it is believed that the other party has not presented offers that will lead to an agreement to replace the collective agreement that has been in effect for five years. and which will end on 1is December at 11:59 p.m.

The luxury tax system, implemented at the start of the 2003 season, will expire at the conclusion of the current employment contract, with the exception of certain accounting operations and payments for the fiscal year 2021.

The uncertainty surrounding the 2022 season will likely cause more spendthrift teams to wait before making more expensive deals with certain players.

Free agents can sign contracts with any team on day six after the conclusion of the World Series. The free agent group this year includes Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Freddie Freeman, Trevor Story, Max Scherzer, Marcus Semien, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Michael Conforto and Kevin Gausman.

This slowness in negotiations resembles what happened in 1989-1990. On this occasion, the collective agreement expired on December 31 and the owners announced on January 9 that a lockout would be triggered as of February 15, in the absence of an agreement.

An agreement was reached on 1is March and the opening day was postponed for a week, until April 9, forcing the postponement and rescheduling of 78 games.

Beginning in 1972, Major League Baseball was interrupted by eight labor disputes. The last, a players’ strike, spanned seven and a half months in 1994 and 1995 and forced the World Series to be canceled for the first time in 90 years.

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