We'll see. As Glenn Davis said above, I think he also doesn't project for a ton of power, so his offensive upside is somewhat limited and he's more of a known entity so there's fewer googly eyes when people speak, lol.
It's game-altering on purpose. Which is different from the game-altering that they choose to not do anything about, which happens constantly, all the time. This must be why people are up in arms about this: it's baseball proactively trying to fix something instead of just rebranding problems as features.
Yes, it's a game-altering precedent unlike anything we've seen in recent memory because baseball refuses to ever change any rules for any reason, even if there is a clear and obvious problem that needs fixing. The closest we get is weaselly clarifications, like "when we said the shoulders were the top of the zone, we really meant the numbers, and we're going to tell the umps to just call it the belt. Everyone knew that, right?"
Because he would be pitching 1/2 of his games there and opposing pitchers would not be an exact wash as to Bundy. Sometime ago I posted he might show better in a NL park and that is what I still think. He has had his tour of duty with the TJ team.and do not know for sure, but a hunch says he is ready to have a better second half career than first half in the right park with the right defensive team. . Again, cannot prove it, just an educated guess.
I don't understand why you couldn't have one minute of commercials that cost $5000 instead of two minutes of commercials that cost $5000. Supply goes down, more advertisers are competing for limited spots, price goes up. Overall revenues are the same. But I'm just an engineer, not a business major, so I could be wrong.
We'll just have to agree to disagree. I think it's very extreme. I get as annoyed with the Joe Girardi 5 pitch change innings as anyone else (lawd I couldn't stand him for that), but this is taking it to far to the other side of the pendulum. It's a game-altering precedent unlike anything we've seen in recent memory.