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barry
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MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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2019:
Inning breaks shortened to 2:00 from 2:05 in local games and 2:00 from 2:25 in national ones. Retain rights to go to 1:55 in 2020

August waiver trade period is gone

Mound visits limited to 5, down from 6

2020:
roster size up to 26 from 25
40 man sept roster is gone, will now be 28 in sept

number of pitchers to be carried on a roster will be capped by a number to be decided, will need to declare position at beginning of season, guys can declare as 2-way based on set criteria.

3 batter minimum for pitchers or to the end of a half inning or injury.

10 day injury list is gone, back to min of 15

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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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3 batter minimum for pitchers or to the end of a half inning or injury.




not a fan. do they have a threshold for what constitutes an injury?




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PillPusher
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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3 batter minimum for pitchers or to the end of a half inning or injury.


Fine with all but this one. If I want a lefty-lefty matchup in a big time spot in the game I shouldn't have to leave him in to get blasted by the RH right behind him.


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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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40 man sept roster is gone, will now be 28 in sept

How does the Player’s Union feel about this?


FightinTigersDammit
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How does the Player’s Union feel about this?


They had to sign off on it, didn't they?


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auzach91
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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40 man sept roster is gone, will now be 28 in sept



dont like. the rest I am neutral to



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3 batter minimum for pitchers



eta : wait...sooo you can no longer have a righty face a righty then immediately swap to a lefty vs lefty? seems like a pretty big change here. dont like this either.
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CHEEEEESE
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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3 batter minimum for pitchers or to the end of a half inning or injury.


You want to shorten the game but put in a rule that may lead to more hits and runs being scored.


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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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3 batter minimum for pitchers or to the end of a half inning or injury.



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barry
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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You want to shorten the game but put in a rule that may lead to more hits and runs being scored.



A pitching switch takes like 5 minutes, and is time that is not baseball, at least the rest is baseball.

Find relievers that aren't LOOGY's
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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number of pitchers to be carried on a roster will be capped by a number to be decided, will need to declare position at beginning of season, guys can declare as 2-way based on set criteria.


This just seems weird and unnecessary.


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WestCoastAg
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
its pretty ridiculous that they are placing rules on general strategy


barry
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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wait...sooo you can no longer have a righty face a righty then immediately swap to a lefty vs lefty? seems like a pretty big change here. dont like this either.



I mean you can, they just need to face 3 batters or make it to the half inning.


CHEEEEESE
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
Baseball is an untimed sport. The average baseball game lasts 3 hours. College and pro football games are regularly pushing 3:30. If a baseball game lasts long as a fan you get more entertainment for your money and the teams make more revenue from concessions. No one is forcing you to stay in the park and no one is stopping you from changing the channel. People uninterested in baseball at 3 hours won’t be inclined to watch at 2:45.


barry
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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its pretty ridiculous that they are placing rules on general strategy



They aren't, teams will now have to strategize around it, just like any rule.

Will people construct more L-R-L type lineups because clubs may not be able to pitch around it?



auzach91
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well....yeah lol thats what I mean

Taking out a pretty big strategical part of the game. Take away the shift next.


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WestCoastAg
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They aren't
they are. they are placing restrictions on how teams get outs. thats fricking stupid


barry
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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If a baseball game lasts long as a fan you get more entertainment for your money and the teams make more revenue from concessions. No one is forcing you to stay in the park and no one is stopping you from changing the channel. People uninterested in baseball at 3 hours won’t be inclined to watch at 2:45.


Dude, it matters, especially to the casual fan. I'm about a big a fan of baseball as it comes and long breaks between national televised games are the worst.


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Lsuhoohoo
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
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40 man sept roster is gone, will now be 28 in sept


Stupid

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number of pitchers to be carried on a roster will be capped by a number to be decided, will need to declare position at beginning of season, guys can declare as 2-way based on set criteria.


Stupid

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3 batter minimum for pitchers or to the end of a half inning or injury


Stupid

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10 day injury list is gone, back to min of 15




Stupid


Can Rob Manfred quit trying to reinvent the game


LSShoe1030
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re: MLB announces rule changes for 2019 and 2020 season
Screw thst 3 batter minimum rule. There’s a reason why in baseball a player can’t reenter the game once pulled. If anything make rosters smaller not bigger therefore making managers risk running out of players if they constantly change pitchers every batter. Goddamn Manfred is scaring me thst he might actually do the defensive shift rule or the stupid extra inning rule with players already on base in the future. This game has been played for 150 years don’t need to rethink the whole thing


barry
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they are. they are placing restrictions on how teams get outs. thats fricking stupid




yea, baseball already has lots of rules like that. Once a pitcher leaves a game, they can't come back. Wouldn't it be better for "strategy" if you could bring in a pitcher to face 1 guy, then bring the starter back in?



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