That Extra Innings Rule

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I was fighting some insomnia late last night when I saw an article about how minor league baseball field staff, players, and executives thought about the new extra-innings rule: “At all levels of Minor League Baseball, extra innings will begin with a runner on second base.” Whatever the motivation, the Continue reading That Extra Innings Rule

A Rethinking of How Baseball Should Work

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I read a fun article by Grant Brisbee earlier about the changing face of baseball economics: In baseball, the best players are usually the cheapest players. This is a truism, and that sentence probably didn’t blow the minds of anyone reading this. It’s something we’ve internalized and accepted long ago. Continue reading A Rethinking of How Baseball Should Work

One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

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Spring training is about halfway over now, and the Chicago Cubs made their first cuts the other day: The #Cubs today made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/502eiUyY2u — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2018 The cuts made sense since none of those guys were going to make the predicted roster Continue reading One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

The Art of the (One-Year) Deal

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We interrupt your day to bring you the following breaking news: Source: Lance Lynn’s one-year contract with #Twins will be worth more than $10 million. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 10, 2018 Lance Lynn’s one-year, $12 million contract could increase to a total of $14 million if he Continue reading The Art of the (One-Year) Deal

Make Those Mound Visits Count!

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There have only been a couple of Cactus League games so far, and the broadcasters and media haven’t made too much of it lately, but we know that MLB is big on pace of play this year.  Among the biggest rule changes to expect in 2018 is the limit on Continue reading Make Those Mound Visits Count!

Move It Along

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It wasn’t long ago that we talked about how the Chicago Cubs could set up their rotation and taxi squad of relievers.  On Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that there would be pace of play rules changes for 2018, just in time for spring training exhibition games to work Continue reading Move It Along

The War of Public Opinion

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Hey hey, spring training has begun, and that means we were eventually going to hear from Commissioner Rob Manfred about the state of baseball as camps ramp up.  Enter Bob Nightengale, who is good for getting quotes from these big conferences when he’s not being dead wrong about transactions: Commissioner Continue reading The War of Public Opinion

The Deep Freeze

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Appropriately, Chicago is about to experience its own blend of snowmageddon as a heavy snow storm is heading into the area. I get to stay home as school has been canceled for Friday, but I’d definitely prefer staying home with some news to report.  Alas, MLB continues to operate in Continue reading The Deep Freeze

Ideas For Baseball To Make Some Much Needed Compromises

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Unless you have been living on a deserted island recently without any access to any form of media, you know that the relationship between the MLB players & owners is not doing too well. There are still some pretty big name free agents waiting for their big payday. Among them Continue reading Ideas For Baseball To Make Some Much Needed Compromises

The M’s vs the B’s

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Over the past couple months, the baseball hot stove has been colder than the proverbial iceberg.  Multiple factors have led to just as many arguments on baseball Twitter, not to mention the developing standoff between the players and MLB.  The standoff thus far is focused on the immediate topic at Continue reading The M’s vs the B’s