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  1. Beef Supreme

    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    TV would have time to cut away for two 30-second spots. Stats could be displayed when they return to live broadcast. PiP commercials can be run more frequently during the rest of the telecast than they are currently; PiP commercials would not only make up for revenue lost by shortening the time of current pitching changes but would likely exceed current levels if sold aggressively. Are not most pitching changes signaled by the time managers reach the foul line? Really, it doesn't matter when the signaling occurs if MLB sets a hard time limit for pitching changes. Occasionally, a pitching change is made despite the decision not yet having been made when the manager or coach left the dugout.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    Despite some people (or maybe that is just one person) claiming the contrary -- because, you know, pitchers don't get injured -- there are a group of baseball professionals who, despite not having a vested interest in any one player's health like team management does -- agree with your assessment that injuries are more likely to occur to pitchers if they are denied warmup pitches from the mound. They are the Umpires... I trust the experts rather than the rare naysayer.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    You know that I was talking about a certain number of seconds that warmup pitches could occupy under your scenario. Mounds are altered during the course of the game both by usage and intentionally. Even if the bullpens are coiffed almost exactly like the mound pre-game, they are not the same and change further as the game goes on. The pinch running part is intellectual dishonesty as neither I, nor MLB nor anyone else has suggested such a ridiculous proposal that does not in any way compare to relief pitchers warming up from the pitcher's mound. And you know it. I guess you don't know it, but potential pinch hitters duck into the inside cage and take warm up swings vs. live pitching during the game.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    You enter the conversation by claiming that wildness would be a good thing (first quote). Then you say wildness would reduce mid-inning pitching changes (second quote). Then you say it would not increase wildness (third quote). Sounds like you want to have it all ways. But if refusing warmup pitches would not increase wildness, why would a "decrease in effectiveness...be a feature?" I can't follow the inconsistencies here. As for wildness, why are pitchers allowed warmup pitches? Are you really going to claim that the sole reason is to air commercials?!? Do you realize that warmup pitchers for relievers predate commercials? Those people who have relieved mid-inning know that every mound is different and that there is an adjustment that pitchers need to make. This is not merely ideological speculation, the human body needs to experience the contours of the unlevel playing surface that is the pitcher's mound in order to adjust.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    Denying warmup pitches to mid-inning relievers would not "speed up" the game in a significant, tangible way. It may just as likely slow the game down because of the wildness and increase in balls thrown. I don't know what the 3-batter minimum is intended to accomplish (MLB does not expressly say), but I would not mix these two things up and claim they might accomplish the same thing.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    Baseball is real life, not just statistical reflection. A pitcher not being allowed war up pitches from will result in greater wildness. It is possible that adjusting to a new mound could result in such wildness that the batter gets seriously hurt. Denying pitchers warmup tosses won't reduce the length of games played by a significant amount (Shaving off 15 seconds per mid-inning pitching change would be completely lost in the noise.) And this is merely a moot point: MLB will not enact that change. I am not a gambler, but this is something I would put money on.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    You are going to spout off and claim that I am "wrong:" but don't have the nerve to say what you think is wrong. I know your way on this forum: you complain about everything and attack others like you are still a teenager (which you probably are). You are a blight on this forum in the eyes of most. But that you have so little integrity that you will claim someone else is wrong and refuse to back it up tells me that you are full of BS. Back up your empty claim with facts or go wag you little thing in somebody else's face. I will agree with the bolded: you are "clearly ignorant of the facts."
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    And you may as well try to explain your impudence. What exactly do you mistakenly think I am wring about. I made numerous statements of fact.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    MLB will never, ever go for pitchers not warming up on the game mound, The league has been working hard to reduce batters being hit by pitches. Even if by a slim margin, hit batsmen and wild pitches will rise, especially during the first few pitches a relief pitcher throws. Prohibiting relief pitchers from throwing warmups for the sole purpose of shortening games is foolhardy, to say the least. Increasing danger to players while lowering the quality of play is not the goal of MLB.
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    Rich Dubroff: Joe Angel not returning.

    I know. Still, he weirdly pronounced "Rodriguez."
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    That would be a shitty feature. Why would you want that? Why would anyone want that?
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    Ten for 10 years

    The past 4 years of Cruz > Mountcastle > Davis.
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    Ten for 10 years

    Ah, I thought you meant you ranked Bregman lowest in Frobby's list of 20. If I am picking players that I can keep for a full ten years with finances not being considered, I would be picking the younger players on the list as a general rule. And I would avoid players whom I think may not age well/are already rather mature/are biding their time until they inevitably become Designated Hitters. Thus, I would take Bregman before Martinez, Arenado, Harper, Judge, Stanton, Altuve, Yelich and Chapman. At least in this hypothetical exercise I would. 😉
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    Let me know if/when you get to Baltimore and I will hook you up. :-)