According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the 30 MLB owners and the MLBPA have agreed in principle to a new CBA. As a result, players for all 30 MLB teams, including members of the Colorado Rockies, can report to Spring Training as soon as Friday.
It brings to an end the second-longest work stoppage in MLB history (by number of days) and the longest ever MLB lockout.
The MLB lockout is over and Colorado Rockies players can report to Spring Training
The MLB lockout is over and the 2022 MLB season will have 162 games, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN. Additionally, the season will likely start on Thursday, April 7, which is four weeks from today. Spring Training games will likely start next Friday, or eight days from today.
The new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) was approved by a vote of 26-12, which included an eight-player subcommittee and the 30 representatives for each of the 30 teams, including Colorado Rockies reliever Scott Oberg, who is the Rockies player representative.
When the new CBA is ratified, transactions involving MLB players can be made for the first time since December 1. The Rockies will be among the MLB teams that will look to make moves to improve on their team going forward.
If recent reports are to be believed, the Rockies are going to be interested in free agent outfielders. They are reportedly interested in free agent outfielders Kris Bryant, Michael Conforto, and Kyle Schwarber. They also are reportedly interested in Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki, who will also become a free agent when MLB free agency is resumed.
As more information comes out on the new things that will be in the CBA, we will continue to update this article and/or Rox Pile with new articles. Make sure to follow us on Twitter as we will have updates on there in the coming days as Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry will be in Spring Training camp starting this weekend.
UPDATE (1:54 PM M.T.): Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the eight-player subcommittee voted against the CBA 8-0 but the 30 player reps voted 26-4 on the deal. The Mets, Yankees, Astros, and Cardinals voted against it.
UPDATE (2:05 PM M.T.) Jon Heyman of MLB Network outlined most of the new things in the CBA on Twitter.