Last week during the Winter Meetings, negotiations between Major League Baseball and the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (a.k.a, the minors) regarding the next Professional Baseball Agreement grew contentious. MLB has proposed eliminating 42 minor league teams when the PBA expires next year and, understandably, minor league clubs are not happy.
“Major League Baseball has been and will remain flexible in its negotiating position,” commissioner Rob Manfred said during the Winter Meetings. “I hope that Minor League Baseball, which has taken the position that they’re not willing to discuss anything but the status quo or any changes that would provide for upgrades in adequate facilities — better working conditions for our players — that they move off the take-it-or-leave-it status quo approach and come to the table and try to make a deal.” More
The minor league’s response Here