It’s been 89 days since the MLB and its owners locked out the MLB Players Association and things seem no closer to ending now than they did on Day 1.
The players are fighting for a fair slice of the league revenue, especially to take care of the majority of players that don’t have hundreds of millions of dollars to fall back on, while the owners are trying to squeeze out every last cent they can.
For a sport that appears by many to be dying out, one would think that ownership would want to do everything in its power to make sure a season occurs without interruption. Alas, things are never as easy as we want them to be.
Lockout, Day 89: Commissioner Rob Manfred and top deputy Dan Halem meet with players on the final day of negotiations before Major League Baseball’s deadline to salvage a March 31 start to the regular season and a 162-game schedule. https://t.co/kmhYJGmZ9j
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) February 28, 2022
We wanted to get a better understanding of the ongoing talks between the MLB and MLBPA so The Dan Dakich Show turned to 1990 World Series champion, with the Cincinnati Reds, Rob Dibble.
Rob shared with us if he felt the MLB was actually going to start canceling games after today or if it was just a ploy to put pressure on the players. Rob also examined what the players are fighting for and why the MLB owners are so determined to not give an inch.
Just your daily reminder:
This is NOT Billionaires vs Millionaires. Anyone that says that and adds that they need to “get over it”. They’re wrong.
71% of MLB players make less than $1 mill. 66% less than $600k. 16% less than $100k.
That’s all moot. Pay em what they’re worth.
— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) February 28, 2022
Also, Rob took us through the impact these negotiations are having on Minor League Baseball and why he thinks the Minor Leagues would be no more if the MLB Owners had their way.
Give Dan Dakich’s chat with Rob Dibble a listen below and keep tuning into The Dan Dakich Show, weekdays 12-3pm Eastern, on 93.5 and 107.5 The Fan.