Earlier this morning, Florio wondered if progress can be made in labor talks without mediator Arthur Boylan present. Perhaps Boylan doesn’t think so.
Kaplan points out that the meeting won’t stop the players and owners from meeting on their own next week. In theory, the two sides could reach a deal which would seem to make the meeting unnecessary. Or . . .
“That could mean Boylan does not think there will be a deal until july 19 at the earliest,” Kaplan writes.