Daily Duce: MLBPA rejects pushing back the season, getting in on the Rockies blow-up, Edwin Encarnacion’s pursuit of 500 homers, and more!


Good news if you’re really jonesing for baseball to come back as quickly as possible — the MLB Players’ Association has rejected the league’s offer to push the start of the season back by a few weeks. Though we don’t know everything MLB included in this offer, we know that it featured a 154-game season with full salaries and it very likely also featured an expanded post-season and a universal designated hitter.
Why would the players be against this? They’re hanging onto their bargaining chips for later on because there’s one hell of a storm brewing.
As we know, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire on Dec. 1, 2021 and there’s going to be a long, tough battle between the players and the owners over a wealth of hot-button issues, such as service time manipulation, free agency, collusion in free agency, and so on.
The players are cognizant of the fact an expanded post-season is going to make the owners a fuck-load of cash, so that’s one thing they aren’t going to fork over unless they’re getting something worthwhile back in return. And no, the universal DH, which advantageous to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation