The Sunday Read: When MLB lockout ends, spring madness will begin for Texas Rangers
Owners and players have met the past six days to work toward a new collective bargaining agreement.
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The bargaining that has taken place in past week between MLB owners and players can be taken two ways.
1. It’s encouraging that the sides have met six consecutive days, with each side giving in a little bit.
2. They’re meeting, but appear to be wasting everyone’s time.
The deadline to reach a new deal without losing any regular-season games is Monday, though maybe all it will take is enough positive momentum or a framework for a deal for MLB to end the lockout and get baseball rolling again.
Texas Rangers owner Ray Davis is on the scene in Florida as part of the Labor Policy Committee. More and more owners, MLB officials and players have joined the negotiations on-site.
Urgency? Momentum? Posturing? Call it what you want, and hope that something shakes loose in the next 48 hours.
Teams could mobilize within a matter of hours after receiving the go-ahead.
And that might be the least choatic part of the ensuing two weeks.
”A shit show,” one baseball official called it.