Tag: Rob Manfred

MLB 2020: A Ballet At Second Base
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB owners MLB players

MLB 2020: Boys Behaving Badly Is No Excuse – It’s A Blot On Baseball

While the MLB 2020 season hinges on a group of adults agreeing to play in the same sandbox, boys misbehaving is cutting a knife through…

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Rob Manfred and Tony Clark - a meeting of the "minds"? (arizonasports.com)
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB New Plan MLB owners MLB players

2020 MLB: The Rob and Tony show moves to Phoenix – The heat is on

The 2020 MLB season is on, or so we are asked to believe based on a face to face meeting between the two sides. Caveat…

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Rob Manfred - The Great Deceiver (masslive.com)
Posted in MLB Editorial MLB New Plan MLB owners

Manfred tries the old rope-a-dope but he’s duping no one

Rob Manfred, at the behest of team owners, has been disparaging the game of baseball with a shell-game ploy that is fooling no one.  Rob…

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Tony Clark no match for Rob Manfred (NY Post)
Posted in MLB Analysis MLB owners MLB players

MLB Owners: A textbook lesson in how to steal the show from the players

MLB owners remain a tightknit group while the players union flinches every time someone goes off the reservation – negating the essence of unionism. MLB…

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A Beaten Man: MLBPA President Tony Clark (huffpost.com)
Posted in MLB owners MLB players

MLB Players Spokesmen: The good, the bad, and the ugly

A chorus of MLB players in the dispute with owners has risen to the top of their game. Others, not so much. A small number…

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The Swirl Of Baseball Rule Changes (Photo: The Ringer - Getty Images)
Posted in MLB Editorial MLB Rule Changes

MLB Rule Changes – Into A Bold New Future (Part 2)

Sweeping MLB rule changes have been announced and more are forthcoming. But, here’s a couple of rule changes that should be on the table… Note:…

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The Pendulum in MLB is swinging (Photo: Smithsonian.com)
Posted in Jacob deGrom MLB Contracts MLB Editorial MLB Rule Changes

Jacob deGrom Rings A Bell For All Players To Rally Around

When Jacob deGrom, said he might consider putting an innings limit on himself, he just might have fired the first salvo in a war… Jacob…

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MLB 2020: Tools of the Baseball Trade
Posted in Analysis MLB Editorial

MLB: Here’s A Sure-Fire Way to Supercharge Pace Of Play

Changes are coming to MLB to accelerate the pace of play, whether you, me, the players, and fans like it or not. But why just nip…

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