That supports my impression that there hasn’t been much in the way of a shift in strategy so far. It’s just that the odds have been changed. Maybe that will adjust as folks get used to things. Still, (if we have to do it) I would prefer something that might more aggressively force a radical change of approach in extra innings. Like (in seriousness) getting rid of a position player for each inning past 9, or adjusting the strikes needed for a k, or the balls needed for a BB. Or, if you have a robo ump, the size of the strike zone.
Alberto has been very good so far. We will have to see how good, but no surprise IMO that he is putting in better results as he nears peak production age. Same for Ruiz - have been a big fan of that acquisition since it happened. It would not surprise me if Ruiz is close to league average or middle third as a 3B for a year or two. Not bad for two guys pretty much picked out of thin air - maybe the moves offset the complete miss on ME dealing away Yaz.
We arguably have one of the worst teams in the league, but I miss Oriole baseball already because of the day off ........ I guess I'll just have to get by rooting for the White Sox until the Orioles play again on Tuesday or Wednesday.