MLB, MLBPA reach labor agreement: Everything you need to know as lockout ends

It took more than three months -- and multiple deadlines for delaying the regular season -- before Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association ended their stalemate and came to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. So how did finally reaching a deal go down? When can free...
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Major League Baseball's lockout ends after both sides reach a deal

Major League Baseball owners and the players union have reached a labor agreement ending the longest work stoppage in the league's history. Opening day is April 7 and a full schedule will be played. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:. In this country, the second-longest work stoppage in Major League Baseball history is...

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, union chief Tony Clark hail new CBA as lockout ends

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached a new collective bargaining agreement Thursday afternoon, finally halting a 99-day owner-imposed lockout fraught with rampant tension and colored by heightened mistrust. Twenty-six of the 38 union leaders voted in favor of a five-year CBA that saw its members make significant...
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Drayer: Baseball is back, so what’s on tap for the Mariners?

Thankfully, there shall be baseball. Now what for the Mariners?. First item of business, complete the club. The transaction freeze has come to an end and Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has items remaining on his list. We have covered all of that in conversations, posts, podcasts and Hot Stove shows and now it’s time to see what can get done. At a minimum, Dipoto would like to add an impact bat and a starting pitcher. What to look for?
CBS Sports

MLB lockout ends as MLBPA, owners reach CBA agreement: Five takeaways with baseball set to return

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached a deal for a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, ending the league's owner-imposed lockout. The union voted to approve a new proposal by a 26-12 margin (a simple majority, or 20 votes, was all that was required for the new agreement to pass, but it's notable that the eight members of the executive subcommittee all voted no). The owners ratified the new five-year CBA on Thursday night, voting 30-0 in favor. MLB's offseason business (trades and free agency) is expected soon. Players will report to spring training in the coming days, and MLB teams are set to play a full, 162-game season in 2022. Opening Day is April 7, per CBS Sports HQ's Jim Bowden.
Seattle Times

Baseball is back. So who will the Mariners go after once free agency resumes?

After 99 excruciating days of waiting and wondering when or if it would return, watching the back and forth of the pugilistic negotiations between the Major League Baseball owners and the MLB Players Association play out on social media, one of the most anticipated seasons in recent Mariners history can restart with the same sense of urgency that was felt when the 2021 season ended.
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Baseball Faces Bucknell

Live Stats | Live Video (Saturday) The Purple Eagles (1-11) continue non-conference play with a three-game series at Bucknell (3-6) March 11-12. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and a single game at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Last Time Out. The Purple Eagles were...

Baseball is back for those who still care — and those who gave it up

As I walked the streets of Midtown Thursday afternoon, I could see a few things. It was a seasonable, reasonable day — sunny, warm enough that you could talk yourself out of your winter coat for the day.  And there, walking out of Lucy’s Cantina was a guy in a Mets’ windbreaker.  There, stepping up out of the Penn Station subway, was a woman wearing a Marquette sweater — and a Yankees cap.  There — no lie — zipping down 34th Street was a red PT Cruiser with a huge Mets logo on the driver’s side door.  There, in the crowded bustle outside Madison...

Belle Vernon baseball seeks consistency, playoff success

Loaded with starting upperclassmen and left-handed pitchers, the Belle Vernon baseball team was cruising through the early portion of its 2021 schedule. The Leopards opened Section 3-4A play with a 5-1 record and a perch atop the standings. Things were good. Then came a covid-19 pause. Belle Vernon went two...

An ode to the game: Baseball is back

Baseball is back. And that is all that matters. Getting baseball back was a long and sometimes frustrating process -- longer and more frustrating, surely, than anyone would have liked. This is not how anybody wanted to spend the beginning of March, that’s for sure. We’re supposed to spend this month watching players stretching in Arizona and Florida, checking out all the prospects with the weird numbers on their uniforms, seeing the sunshine, feeling hopeful with that sense of renewal that the return of baseball always brings. We’ve missed that.