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MLB and Players Association Announce Seven Rules Changes For 2017

MLB and Players Association Announce Seven Rules Changes For 2017

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?

by March 2, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Oh, Yikes: David Price Has Elbow Soreness, and There is Concern

Oh, Yikes: David Price Has Elbow Soreness, and There is Concern

It would stink for the Red Sox’s would-be monster rotation to lose Price for any stretch of time.

by March 2, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

MLBits: Blanton Signs, MLBPA State of the Union, Rosenthal Stretching Out for Cards, More

MLBits: Blanton Signs, MLBPA State of the Union, Rosenthal Stretching Out for Cards, More

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.

by February 28, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Report: The Next Possible Change in Baseball is to the Baseball Itself

Report: The Next Possible Change in Baseball is to the Baseball Itself

MLB may try to add natural tackiness to the baseball so that pitchers no longer have to rely on other, technically illegal methods.

by February 28, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Dexter Fowler’s Goal is to Make the Cardinals More Like the Cubs

Dexter Fowler’s Goal is to Make the Cardinals More Like the Cubs

Which … I mean … is smart, right?

Using Both Montgomery and Anderson as Starters This Year, and Other Bullets

Using Both Montgomery and Anderson as Starters This Year, and Other Bullets

I still love the idea of using six-ish starting pitchers.

Automated Strike Zones Are Not in the Near Future, and I Think I’m OK With That

Automated Strike Zones Are Not in the Near Future, and I Think I’m OK With That

The technology is not quite there, and, even if it were, there’s still a debate to be had.


MLBits: MLB and MLBPA Still Duking it Out, Tommy John Alternatives, Bold Predictions, More

MLBits: MLB and MLBPA Still Duking it Out, Tommy John Alternatives, Bold Predictions, More

More public sparring on rules changes, the apparently incomplete CBA, and much more.

by February 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Humorous Anecdote: Apparently the Nationals Could Have Had Jake Arrieta Before the Cubs

Humorous Anecdote: Apparently the Nationals Could Have Had Jake Arrieta Before the Cubs

Squashed by the owners. Oops.

by February 22, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
MLB Discussing a “Fan-Friendly” Batting Practice Improvement

MLB Discussing a “Fan-Friendly” Batting Practice Improvement

The home team might start taking batting practice second – aka, closer to game time.

by February 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Report: Say Goodbye to Four Pitches on Intentional Walks

Report: Say Goodbye to Four Pitches on Intentional Walks

According to Howard Bryant, the four-pitch intentional walk is, in fact, going away this year. Batters will simply take the base.

by February 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Commissioner Manfred: No Substantive Rules Changes Due to “Lack of Cooperation” from Players

Commissioner Manfred: No Substantive Rules Changes Due to “Lack of Cooperation” from Players

This sounds ominous. But limits on rules changes will probably make many happy.

by February 21, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

MLBits: Fowler Won’t Back Down, Miller’s Comeback, Worst Transactions, Much More

MLBits: Fowler Won’t Back Down, Miller’s Comeback, Worst Transactions, Much More

Dexter Fowler offers more on his travel ban comments, and how he’ll proceed from here.

by February 21, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Two Finally’s in One: Nationals Reportedly Add a Notable Free Agent, Matt Wieters Signs

Two Finally’s in One: Nationals Reportedly Add a Notable Free Agent, Matt Wieters Signs

The Nationals improve slightly.

by February 21, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Dexter Fowler Reacts to Travel Ban, Some Cardinals Fans React Badly, Fowler Responds

Dexter Fowler Reacts to Travel Ban, Some Cardinals Fans React Badly, Fowler Responds

Like it or not, this kind of thing is going to come up a lot in our baseball world.

by February 20, 2017 Meta, MLB News and Rumors