Re: MLB, Union Discussing Major Rule Changes

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MLB, Union Discussing Major Rule Changes 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Feb 6, 2019 1:02 pm

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are discussing major changes to the on-field game and economic landscape of the sport in the middle of a collective bargaining agreement, according to sources.

A wide range of topics are being discussed including a three-batter minimum for pitchers, universal designated hitter, one trade deadline before the All-Star break and a 20-second pitch clock.

Owners meetings are set to begin this week. It remains unclear whether any significant changes will come of the talks.

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Re: MLB, Union Discussing Major Rule Changes 

Post#2 » by Barcs » Wed Feb 6, 2019 7:50 pm

The 20 second pitch counter is good and should have been implemented decades ago. The biggest problem with watching baseball is just sitting there waiting for the pitch. 90% of the game is waiting and it's too boring as a result. That would help more than any other proposed change.

Universal DH makes sense, as well, but all the other ideas are terrible.

Earlier trade deadline is pointless and the 3 batter minimum is stupid and takes much strategy out of the game. Lowering the mound requires all pitchers to re-adjust their game, which is dumb. There is no reason to give an extra advantage to the batters. Pitching is a pillar and cornerstone of this game and has been for a long time. Don't devalue it.

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