With MLB and the MLBPA failing to come to terms on virtually anything in their latest meetings, the two sides met once again on Tuesday in hopes of making some progress. Neither party seems willing to give in to the others’ demands, however, which will only stand to extend the duration of the lockout. With no new agreement on a new CBA in sight, MLB insider Jeff Passan painted the grim picture that Spring Training was almost sure to be delayed due to the slow-paced nature of their discussions.

As Passan denotes, it would take nothing short of a miracle for the two sides to reach an agreement in time for Spring Training to get underway without any delay, indicating that it is almost “inevitable” that a delay occurs.

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The lack of progress between MLB and the MLBPA has put a halt to all baseball activities for Major League clubs as they wait with bated breath until the two sides finally agree to a new CBA. For now, teams are stuck in a transactional limbo with no end in sight.

Opening Day was scheduled for early April, though the chances of the regular season starting on time are also decreasing with each passing day that the two sides fail to come to terms. As it stands, the two parties seem just as far away from an agreement as they were back in December when the lockout started. Unless some dramatic changes occur in their discussions in the coming days, we’re almost certain to experience a delayed Spring Training, which could impact the regular season, too.