Inching toward collision ban, more replay

Updated: January 16, 2014, 6:17 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A few months ago, even a few weeks ago, it looked as though the final details of baseball's bold new replay world were going to be dropped into place at the January owners meetings.

Uh, not so fast.

One slight problem: MLB still hasn't cut a deal with either the players' or umpires' unions. Not on replay. Not on changes in the rules regarding collisions at home plate.

So while owners will be briefed at Thursday's meeting on both of these seismic changes ...

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