Baseball owners could vote for a lockout after Dec. 1


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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908 and fans around the globe watched and cheered as new fans flocked to baseball for the first time.

However, all of this goodwill might come to a crashing end very shortly.

According to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the owners will consider voting to lock out players if they can not reach a new collective-bargaining agreement by December 1.

"A lockout would put baseball’s business on hold, delaying free-agent signings and trades until a new agreement is reached," Rosenthal said. "The winter meetings, a joint venture between the majors and minors scheduled to take place from Dec. 4 to 8 near Washington D.C., might still transpire, but without the usual frenzy of major-league activity."

The two sides have over a week to go before the current collective-bargaining agreement expires.

"The possibility of a lockout stems from the owners’ frustration with the players’ union over the slow pace of the discussions, sources said via Rosenthal. "The two sides still have more than a week to complete a deal, but a number of significant issues remain unresolved."

Hopefully, both sides will find some way to work out a new agreement so the Cubs can try to defend their title next season.

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