In one of the first signs of progress since MLB officially started the lockout, the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association will meet to negotiate on consecutive days.
In negotiations Monday afternoon in New York, the union dropped a proposal that would allow some players to reach free agency after five years and mitigated the changes it was seeking to revenue sharing — issues the league had expressed an unwillingness to broach. After a two-hour meeting, representatives from the sides emerged not necessarily with momentum toward a deal, but with intentions to meet again Tuesday.
After 43 days have passed between the lockout and the next bargaining session, two straight days of talks signal that conversation is opening up, if nothing else.
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