Baseball's owners and players made "significant progress" toward a new collective bargaining agreement today, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The current CBA expires in December, but completing a new deal before then would facilitate offseason decisions for teams by providing them with knowledge about the game's structure going forward. An agreement is possible this week, writes ESPN's Jayson Stark.
Earlier today, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported that the sides are discussing possible alternatives for Type A free agents. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus hears that there’s been some talk of greatly reducing the number of compensatory draft picks in the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations (Twitter link).