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The Daily Chop: MLB, MLBPA negotiating, but are they making progress?

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Will the sides reach a deal prior to Spring Training?

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With less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to camp, important questions remain about what the 2021 season will entail. MLB and MLBPA are reportedly at an impasse on issues such as postseason structure and the universal designated hitter.

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Regardless of what agreements take place, they will need to be ironed out very quickly. The season is fast-approaching and everyone involved needs clarity. Teams need to know the number of positions they’re filling to properly make personnel decisions and players need teams to show interest. These converging needs would seem to spark some movement from each side but the progress appears to have halted with the latest offer. We can only hope that something positive develops in the near-term.

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