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What You Need to Know As Baseball Resumes Bargaining

The most revealing takeaway from yesterday’s bargaining session between MLB and the MLB Players Association was summed up succinctly in this quote from one person with the union to Sports Illustrated’s Stephanie Apstein: “Well, what did you expect?”

Not much.

It was the first substantive conversation between the two sides in 43 days, longer than Jesus fasted in the Judaean Desert. It would’ve taken an even greater miracle for a deal to come out of yesterday’s meeting.

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MLB made some economic proposals, including a formula to pay more to all players with two-plus years of service, not just those who qualify for Super Two arbitration, according to SI’s Tom Verducci.