Owners, Players Reach New CBA

FRIDAY, 2:42pm: The sides will announce the deal Tuesday, according to Rosenthal, who says the delay appears to be logistical (Twitter links).

THURSDAY, 6:58pm: The deal is "really, really close," tweets Buster Olney of ESPN.com, who adds that it's not done yet but the announcement is close.

6:35pm: There is a "conceptual agreement" for the new labor deal, hears Jon Heyman of SI.com, but there are still some specific details to finalize, such as a draft tax (Twitter).

6:01pm: The owners and players have settled on a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement which will be officially announced on Monday, a source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com (Twitter links).

Among the expected changes, according to the Associated Press: The newly sold Astros will join the American League in 2013, and Interleague Play will go on throughout the season to account for the odd number of teams in each league. Five teams will make the postseason from each league, perhaps as soon as in 2012.

We learned yesterday that the old compensation system for free agents should remain in place for this offseason, although some will change immediately, according to Rosenthal.


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132 Comments on "Owners, Players Reach New CBA"


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55saveslives
3 years 7 months ago

NBA Sucks!

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chico65
3 years 7 months ago

Billy Hunter and DeMaurice Smith should be taking lessons

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John
3 years 7 months ago

Notes?

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Really you tell me what Smith did wrong.As far as i know the only sport to not have their championship not played in a season was MLB back in 1994.I love baseball but that is a fact

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John
3 years 7 months ago

You’re joking right?

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

If Hunter and Smith suck than Bud Selig and Donald Fehr really suck

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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Nothing sucks more than the NBA.. what a joke

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

I am more of a college basketball fan but i cant say the NBA is a joke.It is not what it use to be but i can’t say it is a joke.Now the owners and players still not coming to an agreement is a big joke

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Phillies_Aces35
3 years 7 months ago

It’s a joke. It’s entertaining, but it’s a joke. If you don’t have 2 stars you have no chance of going to the playoffs.

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wickedkevin
3 years 7 months ago

A.  You only need one star.  Lebron on Cavs.
b.  That would be true if half the league did not make the playoffs.

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Phillies_Aces35
3 years 7 months ago

One star, fine, I’ll agree with that.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

more than half the league
8/15 teams from each league make it. That’s TOO MANY.

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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

College Basket is no joke.. NBA is a bunch of millionaires jumping around playing for themselves. 

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kurt hartel
3 years 7 months ago

bud aka butt selig is kinda old, he made what like 17 mil last year or whatever….the guy jerks the chains hes just a puppet, he has no balls. does he even know anything about baseball

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

FLASE the NHL didn’t have a season in 04-05. 

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

NHL 2004-2005 Season

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Lanidrac
3 years 7 months ago

The NHL lost a whole season.  Even the ’94 baseball strike wasn’t that long.

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UncleCharles
3 years 7 months ago

Millions of Canadians now hate you.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Nice!

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inleylandwetrust
3 years 7 months ago

Nice work! I wouldn’t be able to handle a cancelled season…

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

I was dreading it after seeing the NBA. I don’t think I could take another MLB season being ripped from us.

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wrestlingcritic
3 years 7 months ago

I’d be catatonic

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Looks like the Cubs will reach the playoffs before we have another NBA season.

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iheartyourfart
3 years 7 months ago

let’s not get carried away

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

With the new playoff system you may be right.

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Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Haha

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Gregory
3 years 7 months ago

No surprise here. And with the expanded playoffs, teams like the Jays have a better chance of making the playoffs (although it helps the Yanks and Red Sox as well..)

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

The AL East could have 3 teams in the playoffs. Talk about competitive balance. 

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

hey, if they’re the best three teams, then tough luck. And I’m a Dodger fan, so no East Coast homer here