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NEW YORK (AP) — d to early labor negotiations that could lead to significant economic changes in the collective bargaining agreement and possibly a new deal past the current expiration of December 2021.Management backed off its desire for a pitch clock this year in a proposal to the players’ association on Tuesday Gary Sanchez Jersey , putting off most on-field changes to 2020 at the earliest. The union quickly made a counteroffer Wednesday, and the biggest alterations still being discussed for this year are a single trade deadline, most likely on July 31, and lowering the number of mound visits without a pitching change from six to five.While players have proposed major initiatives that impact economics, such as expanding the designated hitter to the National League and adding provisions that make rebuilding rosters with young players less attractive, management has been focused on on-field issues thus far. Management told the union it would be willing to discuss larger economic issues as part of talks that could lead to a longer labor contract.Details were disclosed to The Associated Press by people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing. Many aspects of management’s latest proposal were first reported by ESPN.Among the items put off until 2020 at the earliest are several where an agreement could be reached soon:— a three-batter minimum for pitchers.— increasing active rosters from 25 to 26, including a maximum of 13 pitchers, and dropping them from 40 to 28, including a maximum 14 pitchers, from Sept.1 through the end of the regular season.— increasing the minimum regular injured list and option recall period for pitchers from 10 days to 15.— a new rule that position players could pitch only from the ninth inning on, or from the sixth inning on when their team trails by seven runs or more.The sides remain in discussion over starting extra innings of the All-Star Game and of spring training games with a runner on second base and ending spring training games after 10 innings. They also are discussing experimenting with shorter between-inning breaks combined with televising the start of innings on split-screens alongside commercials.A single trade deadline would replace the current rules, which have a July 31 deadline for trades without waivers and an Aug. 31 deadline to acquire players who would be eligible for that team’s postseason rosters.While unilaterally making the decision to experiment with a 20-second pitch clock during spring training this year , management has offered not to pursue a pitch clock in the regular season through 2021. Management has the right to implement a clock in games that count, but baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has said he is reluctant to take that step without players’ agreement.Baseball has had 12 collective bargaining agreements starting with the first in 1968 and has never held mid-agreement talks that led to an extension or new deal. The only mid-agreement extension was reached in the settlement of the 1981 midseason streak, in which management gave players credit for major league service during the 50-day walkout in exchange for extending the deal by one year through December 1984.The NFL and NBA have reached new deals in mid-agreement, motivated by uncapped final years in the football contract and opt-out provisions in the basketball contract.After experiencing eight work stoppages from 1972-95, baseball has enjoyed a quarter-century of labor peace. But players have become angry because of two straight slow free-agent markets that has seen many deals reached on the eve of spring training or with workouts already underway. St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright has talked about the possibility of a strike.Union head Tony Clark and players have accused rebuilding teams of tanking, a charge management denies. Manfred maintains clubs have the right to rebuild with youth as they please.The 2012-16 labor contract imposed limits on bonuses for amateurs residing in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and the 2017-21 deal capped spending on international amateurs. In addition, the current deal raised the top luxury tax rate for repeat offenders from 50 percent to 95 percent, which has impacted behavior among the highest-spending teams.Because of management’s success under the current deal, some team owners may be reluctant for mid-agreement negotiations. However, overall attendance has dropped in three straight seasons Sonny Gray Jersey , the average last year fell below 30,000 for the first time since 2003 and six ballparks set record lows for a season. MLB attributed the drop largely to bad weather last spring. A rematch of the 2017 World Series will kick off Friday at Chavez Ravine, with the Los Angeles Dodgers (61-49) hosting the defending champion Houston Astros (69-41) in a pick'em interleague matchup at the sportsbooks. Houston split four meetings at Los Angeles in October en route to winning it all, including Game 7. MLB betting line: The Astros opened as -120 favorites (wager $120 to win $100); the total is at seven runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.Line updates and matchup report.MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 2.8-1.5, Dodgers.MLB picks on every game.Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or at for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week's top sports betting news.Why the AstrosCan Pay on the MLB LinesThe Astros enter this series on a two-game winning streak after suffering through a season-high five-game skid. Justin Verlander (10-6, 2.24 ERA) will get the call in the opener, and he pitched fairly well against the Dodgers in two World Series starts. The 35-year-old allowed five runs and five hits in 12 innings but did not earn a win after going 4-0 in his first four postseason outings a year ago.Verlander has split his past two starts overall despite giving up a combined two runs and 14 hits in 11 innings of work. Why the DodgersCan Pay on the MLB LinesLos Angeles is hoping Alex Wood (7-5, 3.68 ERA) can continue his hot streak on the mound opposite Verlander after going 6-0 in eight starts since June 9. Wood has posted similar numbers to Verlander in his past two outings, surrendering a total of two runs and six hits in 11.2 innings. However Luis Severino Jersey , he was outstanding last time out on the road against the Atlanta Braves, throwing 5.2 scoreless innings and allowing only one hit in a 5-1 victory.The southpaw made two appearances in the World Series, pitching two scoreless and hitless innings with no walks and three strikeouts to close out Game 7 after he gave up one run and one hit in 5.2 innings during a Game 4 win at Houston as his team tied it up 2-2.Smart Betting PickAfter a tough four-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers, things do not get any easier for the Dodgers against the Astros. However, Wood is in much better form than Verlander, who might be a bit overvalued here as the bigger name.Los Angeles has also gone an impressive 21-9 in its last 30 interleague games, according to the OddsShark MLB Database. Look for Wood to run his personal winning streak to seven, with the Dodgers exacting some revenge at what seems to be a reasonable price.MLB Betting TrendsHouston is 2-5 in its past seven games.The total has gone under in eight of Houston's past 11 games on the road.Los Angeles is 8-3 in its past 11 games at home.All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. You can also download the free odds tracker app.

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