Reports surfaced from many sources, some more trustworthy than others, who all said that MLB and the MLBPA had made significant progress toward a new deal after the owners made another proposal on Wednesday. No deal has been agreed upon yet, but it does appear that the sides are trying to make a season happen.
Rob Manfred flew to Arizona on Wednesday to meet with MLBPA president Tony Clark. The commissioner has been a lightning rod for public frustrations since his weak comments to ESPN earlier this week, which may have influenced his willingness to board a plane and meet with Clark face-to-face.
Braves draftee Bryce Elder has followed an unorthodox road to the big leagues, but is now poised to sign his first professional contract and begin his ascent toward Atlanta.
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