BOSTON (CBS) — Believe it or not, there is some optimism on the baseball front. A 2020 season may actually happen.

That comes according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, who is reporting that MLB and the MLB Players Union are closing in on an agreement.

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The news came shortly after Heyman reported that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MBLPA executive director Tony Clark had face-to-face meetings in Arizona on Tuesday and Wednesday, chats that was reportedly “productive.”

However, Evan Drellich of The Athletic gave a quick “not so fast” on the return of baseball.

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As did the MLBPA.

Manfred did release a statement about his meeting with Clark on Wednesday afternoon, saying there is now framework in place for a return. But the two sides still need to agree on that framework, but sounds confident that will happen.

“At my request, Tony Clark and I met for several hours yesterday in Phoenix,” Manfred wrote. “We left that meeting with a jointly developed framework that we agreed could form the basis of an agreement and subject to conversations with our respective constituents. I summarized that framework numerous times in the meeting and sent Tony a written summary today. Consistent with our conversations yesterday, I am encouraging the Clubs to move forward and I trust Tony is doing the same.”

Ken Rosenthal shed some light on MLB’s proposal, which would have the 2020 season starting in just over a month.

So the carousel ride continues…  but appears there is a light at the end of the tunnel after weeks of a heated back and forth between players and owners over restarting the 2020 season. The fight has been a roller coaster for the last few months, casting some serious doubt that there will be a season. Manfred expressed supreme optimism that there would be baseball just last week, but he walked that back Monday and expressed doubt regarding a return.

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But all of the issues appear to be in the rear-view mirror — for now — with a new deal potentially coming in the very near future.