So the players get the DH andadd more salary for older players..... and the owners get what? Sorry... give and take is what it is all about... You are right that the time would be the upcoming CBA... do the players want to wait until after the season or are they willing to give something up now? I believe the players will see the long-term advantage and give something.... or wait until after the season... and negotiate the next CBA... and give something.....
Except the owners are the ones dallying with a rule change at all... in the middle of a pandemic with loads of uncertainty.
Oh, and let's not forget that they *also* haven't established a playoff format, roster size, or a host of other important things... and we're all of six weeks from pitchers and catchers reporting.
I really don't understand how anyone could look at this situation and be angry at anyone other than the owners. This entire mess is their fault because they had two legitimate options that wouldn't damage the game as teams prepare for a season:
1. Don't do anything, wait until next offseason's CBA negotiations
2. Declare rule changes promptly and, for the love of god, don't try to bargain for that pound of flesh from the MLBPA into January and February
Instead, we're getting... this. Again. Just like last season when I think first pitch of the season had already taken place when MLB announced postseason expansion.
I mean, come on. Who defends this garbage?