Category: MLB Rule Changes

Aaron Judge reaching new heights
Posted in Analysis MLB Rule Changes Yankees 2020

Yankees Are One Up And One Down On 2020 Rule Changes

The Yankees are liking the rule changing double-dips to 7-inning games. The man on second extra-innings rule – not so much. They’ll tell us why….

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MLB Rule Changes - The Downside
Posted in MLB extra Innings Rule MLB Rule Changes MLB shortened season

How MLB’s Manufactured Rules Discredit A Game Already Strained

MLB’s manufactured rules to speed up the game go too far when they conflict with in-game strategies that affect the outcome of games. Let me…

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MLB 2020: A Season Like No Other (nysportsmedia)
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB Rule Changes

MLB 2020 Rule Changes: The Spitter Is Back And Please – No Brawls

Get ready for a host of MLB 2020 rule changes. You’ve heard about most of them, but there are a few that might raise some…

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Yoenis Cespedes - Mets Mystery Man (Anthony J Causi)
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB Rule Changes NL Designated Hitter (DH) Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes Hasn’t Earned It But MLB Gives Him With A Last Chance

Yoenis Cespedes was exiled from three teams before he came to the Mets in 2015 to save their season. As DH, he can atone for…

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MLB introduces the Universal DH
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB Analysis MLB Rule Changes

MLB: Sorry purists – Expanded Playoffs and Universal DH are here to stay

MLB is introducing a universal DH and an expanded postseason. Purists will wince, but sound reasons are backing both. Once in, though, they stay in….

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Robo-Umpire A long Time Coming MLB (si.com)
Posted in Analysis MLB Rule Changes Robo-Umpires

The Robot Umpire: The technology is there – it makes no sense not to use it

The Robot Umpire is not prone to human error, and it never has a bad day. In 2018, home plate umpires made 34,294 mistakes. How…

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MLB's trumped up attentance problem (Photo: Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)
Posted in MLB Editorial MLB Rule Changes

MLB: On why the decline in ballpark attendance will continue

Major League Baseball attendance is trending downward. A multitude of reasons prevail. But in the end, does it really matter? MLB is witnessing the ongoing…

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Mets All-Star Jeff McNeil (Photo: Mets Merized)
Posted in A Baseball Story Analysis Mets 2020 Mets Commentary MLB Rule Changes

On how the Mets and MLB rules will crush Jeff McNeil’s future earnings

Mets 2019 All-Star Jeff McNeil may or may not realize it yet, but he is destined to become a victim of the team and MLB…

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