By Sam Bush
Yesterday’s collective bargaining agreement negotiations between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association involved minor economic issues.
The two sides met in Jupiter, Florida, then caucused separately for several hours and finally met with each other again briefly before calling it a day.
According to Evan Drellich of The Athletic, among MLB’s proposals included bumping the pre-arbitration bonus pool up $5 million to $20 million, as well as increasing the number of lottery-eligible teams from three to four.
The MLBPA’s last ask was $115 million for the bonus pool and eight lottery-eligible clubs. Drellich says there was no revised Competitive Balance Tax proposal Monday.
Meetings are expected to continue today and throughout the week.