After the labor agreement between Major League Baseball and its players expired at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 1, commissioner Rob Manfred instituted a lockout, ending 26 years of labor peace in the process. How we got here and what’s ahead are important questions in considering how the 2022 season could be impacted.
While dozens of issues have been discussed and agreed upon by MLB and the players’ union, the lockout was long expected as the sides remain far apart on matters of core economics. With Manfred’s action, MLB has its fourth lockout and ninth work stoppage in its history since the MLB Players Association was founded in 1966. More