After several days of unchallenged tensions in recent league history between MLB team owners, the commissioner, and the players represented by the MLBPA, it all seemed like we might not have a major league season this 2020. But maybe we all talked very soon, since this "Cold War" between owners and players may be entering its thaw stage.
Breaking: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and players union chief Tony Clark had what’s being called a productive meeting face to face in Arizona. Meeting was called at Manfred’s request— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 17, 2020
According to information from Jon Heyman of the MLB Network, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, along with union president Tony Clark, have reportedly had an in-person meeting in Arizona to iron out rough edges between the two sides. According to Heyman, the meeting would have been called at Manfred's request.
The truth is that although there are still many issues to resolve between both parties, this is a great step to finally have a 2020 season that satisfies both the owners and the players, who after several unsuccessful proposals that were made in recent weeks The players were the ones who ended the negotiations through the MLBA.
Time is running out for MLB and this is certainly good news.