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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    No, that was either jung, or me, I can't remember.
    these guys ^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    I'd say make it more HR happy.
    for real? or <sarc>?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    God knows. Manfred is really starting to give off a clueless clown vibe.

    Calling the championship trophy a 'piece of metal' - nice job, Robbie boy!
    calling it a "piece of metal" when talking about the World Series Trophy should be instantly fireable offense for the commissioner of baseball....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher9 View Post
    for real? or <sarc>?
    Didn't Sosa and McGwire save baseball?
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    Now Im not sure why it was necessary, but watch ... I cant circle because I dont have my telestrator but HERE COMES THE PIZZA, see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Didn't Sosa and McGwire save baseball?
    those fans were simpletons though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher9 View Post
    those fans were simpletons though.
    You've seen the posts people write on here, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    You've seen the posts people write on here, right?
    lol. yup. we are those same fans. just graying hair now.
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    https://www.baseballamerica.com/stor...ccess-in-2019/

    Major League Baseball is in the final stages of finalizing a plan that will change pickoff rules for a significant portion of the minor leagues.

    Two farm directors confirmed that they have been told that when the 2020 season begins, MiLB pitchers will be required to step off the rubber before they can throw to a base on a pickoff attempt. As such, the new rule will eliminate the Andy Pettitte-style pickoff move where a lefty hangs on his back leg before either stepping toward first base and throwing over or stepping toward home to pitch. Inside moves at second base are also prohibited by the rule change.

    Deciding at which levels the rule will be enforced has not been finalized, although the expectation is that it will at least cover Class A and below, and it is possible it will include Double-A. The Florida State League is set to use automated ball-strike calls (ABS) at a majority of its parks for 2020, and there is some thought that the pickoff rule is at least tangentially related to ABS.

    This pickoff rule was enacted for the independent Atlantic League (which implemented rule changes at MLB’s request) last season at that league’s all-star break, at the same time that the league began using an automated strike zone fueled by Trackman data to call balls and strikes.

    MLB officials said at the time of the rule change in the Atlantic League that they hoped such a move would encourage more basestealing. It also was seen as having a balancing effect. Since catchers no longer have to worry about framing pitches with a computer calling balls and strikes, there has been some concern that they can set up and receive in a better position to throw.

    In the Atlantic League last year, the pickoff rule change did lead to a dramatic increase in stolen base attempts. Stolen bases attempts went from 1.03 per game in the first half of the season before the rule change to 1.69 per game in the second half of the season with the rule change. The success rate also increased. Atlantic League basestealers were successful 75 percent of the time in the first half and 81 percent of the time in the second half.

    Double plays also dropped from .82 per game to .63 per game with the new rules. According to coaches in the Atlantic League, runners could almost always get enough of a lead to make it much harder to turn two on anything other than a ball hit right at an infielder.
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    With the current year change to how long relievers have to stay in a game. Could you put a RHP in LF to start an inning with a LHP on the mound then swap back and forth based on who is up to bat? Sure, you'd have an absolute donkey in LF, but could that be better than having a LOOGY intentionally walk a RHB guy or pitch to one straight up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    With the current year change to how long relievers have to stay in a game. Could you put a RHP in LF to start an inning with a LHP on the mound then swap back and forth based on who is up to bat? Sure, you'd have an absolute donkey in LF, but could that be better than having a LOOGY intentionally walk a RHB guy or pitch to one straight up?
    teams can 100% do this. the pitchers swapping back and forth will not be given warmup pitches and must finish the batter that the start pitching to (except in case of injury).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher9 View Post
    teams can 100% do this. the pitchers swapping back and forth will not be given warmup pitches and must finish the batter that the start pitching to (except in case of injury).
    Angels need to pair Ohtani with a LHP that is capable in the field. Have the LHP start the game. Then rotate him and Ohtani throughout the game (that way Ohtani can bat and you don't lose the DH).
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    I thought pitchers had to face 3 batters before they could be removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    I thought pitchers had to face 3 batters before they could be removed.
    does playing a different position in the field count? not sure. if BB was a coach in MLB certainly this gray area would be tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    I thought pitchers had to face 3 batters before they could be removed.
    They aren't being removed from the game. They are just going elsewhere on the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    They aren't being removed from the game. They are just going elsewhere on the field.
    Yeah, I get that, but it all depends on how the new rule is worded, I think.
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