For the seventh consecutive day, the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Players Association (MLBPA), have met in Jupiter Floridaholding negotiations to try to end the bosses’ strike.
The latest reports from various journalists have revealed that there has been no substantial progress between the two parties, and that tomorrow, Monday, February 28, they will meet for the last time.
Rob Manfredcommissioner of the MLB, indicated a few days ago that the deadline for a new work agreement would be February 28, and if it is not respected, the regular season would see games suspended.
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Jesse Rogers, journalist for ESPN, shared: “It was a productive day of talks, according to a league source. They will meet on Monday morning and will continue to try to reach an agreement before the end of the day/night. Productive doesn’t necessarily mean progress toward a deal tomorrow, but at least they’re still talking”.
On the other hand, Bob Nightengale of USA Today wrote, “It is unknown if there was any movement today, but they discussed many hypotheses in their one-day meetings. No formal proposals were exchanged and the two sides are still “far apart” on important issues”.
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The lockout began on Saturday 2, after the last labor agreement between the MLB and the MLBPA signed in 2016, came to an end.