Braves News: Spring training start in danger, 2022 outlook and more

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Officials from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association held another bargaining session that lasted 90 minutes on Tuesday and was later described as “heated.” Other reports said that little progress was made during the session which further jeopardizes the start of spring training. Pitchers and receivers are currently required to report as early as February 14. It will take a bit of a miracle to get a deal done in time to avoid a delay.

There are there are still large-scale problems including the formation of a bonus pool for pre-arbitration players. The union also focused on a system that would help reduce service time manipulation at Tuesday’s meeting. Another big issue that hasn’t even been discussed in depth is the Competitive Balance Tax. The league is looking to dramatically increase the tax as the owners have so far only proposed a four million increase from 2021.

Brave News

Our preseason Top 30 list was released just over a week ago and now our minor league editors are settling in for a roundtable discussion on the Braves system. First, here’s a look at the prospects the band are most looking forward to in 2022.

The Braves will likely add a veteran starter to the mix once the lockdown ends. Would former Astros right-hander Zack Greinke be a good choice?

MLB News

Keith Law released his list of top 100 prospects on Monday along with Cristian Pache, Michael Harris and Shea Langeliers. On Tuesday, he unveiled a list of 14 players who narrowly missed out on the Top 100.

Minor League Baseball announced the launch of “The Nine” on Tuesday which is a new Black community-focused outreach platform designed to honor and celebrate the historic impact of many Black baseball pioneers.

the San Diego Padres are a team that could also participate in the draw for the Japanese slugger Seiya Suzuki.

the Cardinals of St. Louis would seek to add “high leverage” weapons to his bullpen once free agency resumes.

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