MLB and the players union didn't reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement Monday, but there's at least a sign of progress.
If only because the two sides are scheduled to meet again Tuesday.
The league and union met in person for over two hours in New York Monday — the second time they've met to negotiate since the league implemented a lockout on Dec. 2.
According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, the union dropped its proposal to shorten the service time necessary to make players eligible for free agency, leaving the requirement at six years. They also modified their revenue sharing proposal.
ESPN's Jeff Passan called the meeting "contentious."
Monday was the first meeting since the two sides met electronically on Jan. 13 and the first in-person meeting of the lockout. Time is running out to strike a deal before spring training. Teams are scheduled to report in less than four weeks.
Deal or no deal, perhaps the biggest news out of the day is talks didn't go backwards.