All along, PFT said the players should refuse the owners’ concept to have the right of first refusal for three free agents this year.
It looks like that is exactly what they have done.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports the owners have abandoned the concept. Teams will have a 72-hour window before free agency starts, which we’re calling “Tampering Season.” (Although that’s likely already happening.)
With this issue out of the way, Judy Battista of the New York Times reports the only real remaining issues left are how the antitrust case and TV contract lawsuits will be resolve. She says we’re on the brink of a deal.
There’s only so many ways we can keep saying that the deal is nearly done. But it’s pretty fun to say.