Welcome to the end of baseball ... for a while, at least.
At 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, the collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association expired. At 12:01 Thursday morning, the league informed the players that it had locked them out, beginning the game's first work stoppage in more than 25 years.
Major League Baseball has officially implemented a lockout, sources tell ESPN. The ninth work stoppage in the sport's history has begun.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2021
So what does that mean for the rest of the offseason?