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How a new collective bargaining agreement could affect the Orioles

How a new collective bargaining agreement could affect the Orioles

In the weeks leading up to tonight’s midnight deadline for Major League Baseball’s owners and the players union to reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, all signs pointed to a clean negotiation and no indication of a work stoppage leading into the 2017 season.

But in recent days, three key issues rose to the forefront, and while – as of Wednesday morning – it appears that negotiations have progressed to the point that next week’s winter meetings at National Harbor aren’t in jeopardy, the next 24 hours still remain critical.

A few days ago, the most significant roadblock appeared to be the owners’ insistence on...

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