Skip to comments.Rule changes coming this year and next [MLB]
Posted on 03/14/2019 10:35:15 PM PDT by be-baw
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Inning breaks is at least the right direction to look for reducing time. They need to enforce the batters box.
Trade deadline change is essentially a do something to make it look like they are doing something.
Fan voting looks like a gimmick to try to gin up buzz over it. Along with that the 10th inning rule now makes it into not baseball.
HR derby money....why?
Is there a provision of the active roster change that shuts the union up from whining about the salaries. Now the pie gets cut into more slices.
40 man is the best proposal they have in here.
Pitcher limitation is stupid. This is another do something to do something. There is no reason for it. Same for the Two-way player rule.
Three batter minimum, why? There is no need for this. Lets play chess, btw you can only move pawns for first 3 moves. Why limit the strategy? Dont like that they bring in a specific pitcher to get your best hitter out, make an adjustment batter.
Maybe at some point MLB will realize they dont have to be like the NFL.
So much for great pitching exhibitions."
The SALLY low class A league uses the runner on second to start extra innings. Hated it at first but have grown to love it. This coming from a guy who listened to Waite Hoyt during rain delays.
:: As far as the game itself is concerned, the 10th inning — and all subsequent innings — of All-Star Games that go into extra innings will begin with a runner on second base. ::
Worse than the DH-rule. Go watch a softball game if you like this rule. USSA rules in MLB? [spit!]
At least the record set by my boyhood hero, Mickey Lolich - will stand forever.
Just wait for the picket signs: “MLB unfair to LOOGY’s”
And I’m not sure I agree with the definition of the “two-way” player. Last year the White Sox had a third baseman, Matt Davidson, who pitched at the end of a couple of blow-out games, and did a credible job. Using him in a situation were one was running out of pitchers or needed first-line pitchers for an upcoming crucial series (not a concern for last year’s Sox) would seem to make sense, but would be limited here.
Davidson’s now with somebody else (one of the Florida teams?), and there’s talk of him transitioning (sorry, couldn’t resist!) into a pitcher if he can’t make it as a hitter.
I think the three-batter minimum rule is BS.
What do you think pays for those multi-million dollar player contracts? It's not stadium gate receipts. It's television ad revenue.
You reduce the number of commercials between innings (radio and TV,) and you reduce the revenue stream.
How many "great pitching exhibitions" have we seen in All-Star games? Pitchers in those games rarely throw more than 2-3 innings.
I don’t like the end of the 40 man September roster.
There are a number of guys who just aren’t quite good enough to stick in the Major Leagues. But you need them to fill slots, or else you would not have a minor league system. It always seemed fitting to me that their hard work would be rewarded by a cup of coffee in The Show and some cool stories they could tell their grandchildren.
My wife will still contend baseball is still to slow to watch,
Its not Little League; if you arent good enough you dont deserve a call up. 40 man active rosters are too big and change strategy too much.
Does anything to do with the AS game really matter? With inter league play and free agency, the game lost any real meaning it once had.
Now if they try extending that rule to real games, Im with you.
Maybe it will grow on me too. We’ll see.
I agree, but team efforts count too. If your pitchers are tossing a no-hitter perfect game, it’s exciting to watch.
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