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Good morning on day 77 of the owner-imposed lockout. Feels like day 1,000, doesn’t it? Sigh. There is no spring training to speak of, labor negotiations seem to be at a standstill, and all we can do is keep waiting. I’ve written some variation of this paragraph every week since we started doing these Wednesday chats, haven’t I?

Today’s chat begins at 12pm eastern time. Below, the queue is open now for you to submit any questions you have ahead of time. See you at noon.

If you missed today’s chat, the transcript is below: