Dec 15, 2011, 6:00 PM EST
There was no dissension in the ranks of MLB ownership, as the new labor deal was approved by all 30 owners in a conference call Thursday.
The MLBPA ratified the agreement back on Dec. 1, so the deal is now essentially official, though the labor contract itself is still being drafted.
The agreement is good for five years and lasts through 2016, meaning baseball will be working on a streak of 21 years of labor peace when it’s time to start haggling again.
- The Phillies have told teams they’d trade Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels 26
- Mark Prior’s retirement reminds us that young pitchers will break your heart 11
- Roy Halladay is retiring 53
- Tony La Russa Bobby Cox, Joe Torre all unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame 48
- Tony Blengino says recent report on Seattle front office is “just the tip of the iceberg” 61
- Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners (260)
- Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (160)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran (125)
- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (112)