New MLB rules being discussed

BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Which of these do you like and which do you hate? I like the minimum batters faced suggestion for pitchers. Never have been a fan of the DH, and implementation by 2020 isnt enough time for National League teams to prepare. I’m not sure how lowering the mound is going to shorten games.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25935056/mlb-players-discussing-rule-changes-alter-game

The bullet points from both sides.

A three-batter minimum for pitchers

A universal designated hitter

A single trade deadline before the All-Star break

A 20-second pitch clock

The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum

Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams

A study to lower the mound

A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts

Comments

  • ugaforeverugaforever Posts: 645 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Who watches baseball anymore? Got better things to do until the World Series.

  • DawgsauceDawgsauce Posts: 542 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I hate the DH, and don't want that to be a part of the National league.

  • DawgsauceDawgsauce Posts: 542 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Also, I hate the rule where a runner is placed on 2nd base if game is tied in 10th. That has been implemented in the Minors and has ruined a couple of games for the Asheville Tourists this past year. I love free baseball and hope that doesn't make its way to the Majors.

  • corai3corai3 Posts: 348 ✭✭✭ Junior

    They need to make a decision on the DH one way or the other. Either make it universal or do away with it altogether. It is two different sets of rules for the leagues. It would be like the SEC gets to have 12 guys on the fields but the ACC only gets to have 11. Makes zero sense.

    All of these rules are being made to make the game move at a better pace. There is no reason a baseball game should last for more than 3 and a half hours. I'm a fan of in these rec leagues that have a time limit and when they reach the time limit they finish the inning. If they tie, then they tie. Go to a points system like NHL. Do something so that baseball doesn't eventually die out.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:
    Which of these do you like and which do you hate? I like the minimum batters faced suggestion for pitchers. Never have been a fan of the DH, and implementation by 2020 isnt enough time for National League teams to prepare. I’m not sure how lowering the mound is going to shorten games.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25935056/mlb-players-discussing-rule-changes-alter-game

    The bullet points from both sides.

    A three-batter minimum for pitchers

    A universal designated hitter

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break

    A 20-second pitch clock

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams

    A study to lower the mound

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts

    I don't like the idea of messing with the draft. If winners got draft advantages, small market teams would never be able to compete - ever.

  • kelly_bkelly_b Posts: 1,194 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited February 6
    • Hate: Universal DH. That's not baseball. It was implemented because AL hitters stank. Additionally, any pitcher who intentionally throws at a batter should have to hit.
    • Love: 20 Second Pitch Clock (with conditions)

    Extra opinion: I'm a literary guy so I love conflict. DO NOT replace umpires w/ computers. Conflict is part of the beloved tradition of baseball.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    A three-batter minimum for pitchers - love and hate this one. Love for speeding up the game, as games are too long. Hate that you’re stuck with a guy if he gets crushed.

    A universal designated hitter - hate, prefer national league rules. But they do need to make it universal for both leagues, and I don’t see them ever getting rid of it in the American

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break - don’t care

    A 20-second pitch clock - love, again speed of the game

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum - like, as certain games I feel teams are limited in what they can do off the bench. I’m against it if they go to a DH in the national league though. Don’t need that flexibility when you’re playing American League rules

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams - hate, makes no sense. Probably to prevent tanking like the NBA, but still doesn’t help bad teams, aka make an all-around competitive league

    A study to lower the mound - it’s just a study, so go for it

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts - I like it.

  • kelly_bkelly_b Posts: 1,194 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Teddy - "A universal designated hitter - hate, prefer national league rules. But they do need to make it universal for both leagues, and I don’t see them ever getting rid of it in the American."

    You're right about this because fans value dingers more than great pitching and that's a shame.

  • corai3corai3 Posts: 348 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @Teddy said:
    A three-batter minimum for pitchers - love and hate this one. Love for speeding up the game, as games are too long. Hate that you’re stuck with a guy if he gets crushed.

    Remember it's a 3 batter minimum not a 3 out minimum.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @kelly_b said:
    @Teddy - "A universal designated hitter - hate, prefer national league rules. But they do need to make it universal for both leagues, and I don’t see them ever getting rid of it in the American."

    You're right about this because fans value dingers more than great pitching and that's a shame.

    And national league rules make the game more strategic.

  • kelly_bkelly_b Posts: 1,194 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    And national league rules make the game more strategic.

    Without a doubt. Some AL guys who haven't played in the NL don't even really know what a double-switch is.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @corai3 said:

    @Teddy said:
    A three-batter minimum for pitchers - love and hate this one. Love for speeding up the game, as games are too long. Hate that you’re stuck with a guy if he gets crushed.

    Remember it's a 3 batter minimum not a 3 out minimum.

    I understand, but a lot of times you can tell a reliever just doesn’t have it after a batter or two. I don’t necessarily “hate” it, was going with the options given by OP. It’s more of a “kind of dislike,” but I’m all for speeding up games.

  • ThelordjohnsonThelordjohnson Posts: 1,981 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:
    Which of these do you like and which do you hate? I like the minimum batters faced suggestion for pitchers. Never have been a fan of the DH, and implementation by 2020 isnt enough time for National League teams to prepare. I’m not sure how lowering the mound is going to shorten games.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25935056/mlb-players-discussing-rule-changes-alter-game

    The bullet points from both sides.

    A three-batter minimum for pitchers

    A universal designated hitter

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break

    A 20-second pitch clock

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams

    A study to lower the mound

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts

    Hate the 3 batter minimum. Specialist are really vital for the game and playoffs. A guy may be perfect to strike out Stanton but bad against judge. DH rules are dumb there's already interleague play but this is a aim to increase FA moves probably. 12 pitcher max is horrible a well. Most NL teams use 13 (example my fave team the Cardinals). The draft makes sense cause the same bad teams are the same bad teams. Can you imagine NYY, LAD, BOS, and CHC getting top picks. I'd be annoyed but why not eliminate the draft and just give each team 25-30M and just sign players. Seems like they want Murray, Ealy, and Plumlee to be in the MLB badly lol.

  • ThelordjohnsonThelordjohnson Posts: 1,981 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @donm said:

    @Bankwalker said:
    Which of these do you like and which do you hate? I like the minimum batters faced suggestion for pitchers. Never have been a fan of the DH, and implementation by 2020 isnt enough time for National League teams to prepare. I’m not sure how lowering the mound is going to shorten games.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25935056/mlb-players-discussing-rule-changes-alter-game

    The bullet points from both sides.

    A three-batter minimum for pitchers

    A universal designated hitter

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break

    A 20-second pitch clock

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams

    A study to lower the mound

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts

    I don't like the idea of messing with the draft. If winners got draft advantages, small market teams would never be able to compete - ever.

    STL and maybe tough maybe CLE and OAK based of front office. HOU, LAD, CHC, BOS, and NYY would ruin this and be like the Warriors and Patriots in other sports "easy dynasty's "

  • RobbieRob14RobbieRob14 Posts: 169 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @donm said:

    @Bankwalker said:
    Which of these do you like and which do you hate? I like the minimum batters faced suggestion for pitchers. Never have been a fan of the DH, and implementation by 2020 isnt enough time for National League teams to prepare. I’m not sure how lowering the mound is going to shorten games.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25935056/mlb-players-discussing-rule-changes-alter-game

    The bullet points from both sides.

    A three-batter minimum for pitchers

    A universal designated hitter

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break

    A 20-second pitch clock

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams

    A study to lower the mound

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts

    I don't like the idea of messing with the draft. If winners got draft advantages, small market teams would never be able to compete - ever.

    I don't think that it would be WS winner would get the first pick.
    Idealy, you would have the first team to miss the playoffs gets first pick and go in reverse order from there.
    Or you could reset the standings on August 1st and the non-playoff teams with the best record after that date get first picks. That way, a team who is 20 games out of the playoff picture still have something to play for down the stretch.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Maybe an NBA style ping pong ball type drawing but other than that I dont envision supporting giving the more successful teams an additional advantage

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Teddy said:
    A three-batter minimum for pitchers - love and hate this one. Love for speeding up the game, as games are too long. Hate that you’re stuck with a guy if he gets crushed.

    A universal designated hitter - hate, prefer national league rules. But they do need to make it universal for both leagues, and I don’t see them ever getting rid of it in the American

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break - don’t care

    A 20-second pitch clock - love, again speed of the game

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum - like, as certain games I feel teams are limited in what they can do off the bench. I’m against it if they go to a DH in the national league though. Don’t need that flexibility when you’re playing American League rules

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams - hate, makes no sense. Probably to prevent tanking like the NBA, but still doesn’t help bad teams, aka make an all-around competitive league

    A study to lower the mound - it’s just a study, so go for it

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts - I like it.

    why study lowering the mound? It used to be lower until it was raised. Then it got lowered again to aid hitters. If anything, they should raise it back up.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @donm said:

    @Teddy said:
    A three-batter minimum for pitchers - love and hate this one. Love for speeding up the game, as games are too long. Hate that you’re stuck with a guy if he gets crushed.

    A universal designated hitter - hate, prefer national league rules. But they do need to make it universal for both leagues, and I don’t see them ever getting rid of it in the American

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break - don’t care

    A 20-second pitch clock - love, again speed of the game

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum - like, as certain games I feel teams are limited in what they can do off the bench. I’m against it if they go to a DH in the national league though. Don’t need that flexibility when you’re playing American League rules

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams - hate, makes no sense. Probably to prevent tanking like the NBA, but still doesn’t help bad teams, aka make an all-around competitive league

    A study to lower the mound - it’s just a study, so go for it

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts - I like it.

    why study lowering the mound? It used to be lower until it was raised. Then it got lowered again to aid hitters. If anything, they should raise it back up.

    Cause chicks dig the long ball, ask Maddux and Glavine... But it's just a study, so no harm no foul. Also, all sports have changed rules for more scoring. MLB is probably investigating if this produces more runs, and in return may get more eyeballs watching. $$$

    Glavine & Maddux old commerical...

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Teddy said:

    @donm said:

    @Teddy said:
    A three-batter minimum for pitchers - love and hate this one. Love for speeding up the game, as games are too long. Hate that you’re stuck with a guy if he gets crushed.

    A universal designated hitter - hate, prefer national league rules. But they do need to make it universal for both leagues, and I don’t see them ever getting rid of it in the American

    A single trade deadline before the All-Star break - don’t care

    A 20-second pitch clock - love, again speed of the game

    The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum - like, as certain games I feel teams are limited in what they can do off the bench. I’m against it if they go to a DH in the national league though. Don’t need that flexibility when you’re playing American League rules

    Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams - hate, makes no sense. Probably to prevent tanking like the NBA, but still doesn’t help bad teams, aka make an all-around competitive league

    A study to lower the mound - it’s just a study, so go for it

    A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts - I like it.

    why study lowering the mound? It used to be lower until it was raised. Then it got lowered again to aid hitters. If anything, they should raise it back up.

    Cause chicks dig the long ball, ask Maddux and Glavine... But it's just a study, so no harm no foul. Also, all sports have changed rules for more scoring. MLB is probably investigating if this produces more runs, and in return may get more eyeballs watching. $$$

    Glavine & Maddux old commerical...

    classic!

  • kelly_bkelly_b Posts: 1,194 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited February 6

    @donm - I agree that the mound should be higher, not lower. Not much...but really just to alter the batter's perspective for a year or two. I'm big on pitching.

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