Category: MLB Rule Changes

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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MLB scouts collecting all that data (Photo: perfectgame.org)
Posted in Analysis MLB Analysis MLB Editorial MLB Rule Changes

MLB’s collision between Statcast, data gathering, and the 20-second rule

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will do anything to speed up baseball, including the use of a 20-second clock. Pity those poor statisticians if it happens……

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Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets (Photo: newsday.com)
Posted in Analysis Mets Wild Card Run MLB Editorial MLB Rule Changes Noah Sydergaard

Noah Syndergaard’s Stinker: What If It Was A Playoff Game

Noah Syndergaard unwittingly made the case as to why MLB needs to revamp its schedule for the regular and postseason, which is too much of…

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Aaron Boone, Manager, NY Yankees
Posted in Aaron Boone Analysis MLB Rule Changes New York Yankees Yankees Playoffs

Yankees: Getting Ready For Roster Expansion On Sunday

The Yankees are smack in the middle of trying to gain home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Come Sunday, Aaron Boone will have more headaches to…

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Gio0 Urshela, B-Bombers Leader 2019 (Photo: Newsday.com)
Posted in MLB Analysis MLB Rule Changes Yankees - The Replacements Yankees 2019 Yankees Payroll

Yankees Roster: The MLB Poster Child For Expanded 25-Man Rosters

Soon, the Yankees 25-man roster balloon will burst from the weight of talent in their farm system. Steinbrenner must lobby to increase roster size… The…

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