The league and the players union have come to terms on seven modifications in 2017, but are these just the appetizers to the bigger changes coming next offseason?
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It would stink for the Red Sox’s would-be monster rotation to lose Price for any stretch of time.
The Nats bullpen may not have a dominant back end guy, but they have several strong options. Also, the Cardinals may have developed a new starter.
MLB may try to add natural tackiness to the baseball so that pitchers no longer have to rely on other, technically illegal methods.
Which … I mean … is smart, right?
I still love the idea of using six-ish starting pitchers.
The technology is not quite there, and, even if it were, there’s still a debate to be had.
More public sparring on rules changes, the apparently incomplete CBA, and much more.
Squashed by the owners. Oops.
The home team might start taking batting practice second – aka, closer to game time.
According to Howard Bryant, the four-pitch intentional walk is, in fact, going away this year. Batters will simply take the base.
This sounds ominous. But limits on rules changes will probably make many happy.
Dexter Fowler offers more on his travel ban comments, and how he’ll proceed from here.
The Nationals improve slightly.