A few major MLB timelines on multiple fronts received updates on Monday.
Monday was an interesting, but hopefully productive, day for Major League Baseball. According to Bob Nightengale, Major League Baseball is preparing a “core economics package” that should be officially offered to the MLBPA within two weeks. This is the first significant timeline of movement on the negations front since the MLB Lockout started.
Whether or not this proposal will lead to any type of progress towards a deal remains to be seen. But at the very least, it seems some sort of effort will be made to start the pat towards a resolution. Hopefully, both sides will be open to compromise and a blueprint can be created to find a resolution in time.
- Talking Chop presented plenty of quality content on Monday, including a Hall Of Fame profile of former Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
- Eric Cole dives into the perspective of Jorge Soler being an option to bring back as free agent for the outfield. It certainly seems Soler has been a popular choice among many to be the one outfielder from last year’s trade deadline for the Braves to bring back.
- Cory McCartney and Grant McAuley, on the latest edition of Battery Power, look into whether or not Max Fried can take it up to another level in 2022.
- MLB And Apple are discussing a deal where Apple TV could land exclusive MLB games for 2022, similar to how Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have aired MLB Games in recent years.
- The Mets continue to look for a bench coach, as Andy Stankiewicz from Grand Canyon University denied interest and the Giants denied the ability for the Mets to talk to Andrew Bailey.
- Elian Soto, the younger brother of Juan Soto, will be signing with the Washington Nationals. The younger Soto was recently linked to the Mets.
- Nick Madrigal spoke with Ken Rosenthal about the road to recovery from injury during the MLB Lockout.