Immediately following the statement from Rob Manfred that regular-season games would be cancelled because of the lockout, current and former Major League Baseball players took to social media to air their grievances regarding the commissioner, as well as how the owners have handled the negotiation process.
Bc outside of the players taking a deal that isn’t much different than the previous CBA, this is what he wanted. Fewer games means lower payroll. Team’s worst month financially is… guess what?… APRIL. The money lost will be made up in the expanded playoff system. https://t.co/I4BRDqMqB6— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) March 1, 2022
To the fans we will miss you most. To the younger generation of baseball players, this is for you.— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) March 1, 2022
Manfred gotta go.— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) March 1, 2022
This dude is lying to the public. They literally went quite on us for 43 days and say they “negotiated” in good faith.— Dustin Garneau (@dusgar13) March 1, 2022
The last 24hrs I’d say there was cautious optimism on the players side because the owners were actually at the table negotiating with us toward a deal. What we’re asking is more than fair. If there’s no deal the optimism from MLB was a PR illusion to make it look like they tried.— Alex Wood (@Awood45) March 1, 2022