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2020 MLB Season
« on: February 17, 2020, 02:19:57 PM »
Spring training is in full swing and exhibition ball is on the horizon. Among topics:

The Atlanta Braves have extended manager Brian Snitker's contract another year and extended GM Alex Anthopolous' contract three years as well as given him the additional title of president of player operations. They play their first exhibition game Saturday against Baltimore.

Rule changes are coming to MLB this year, the most significant is that a pitcher must face a minimum of three batters or go at least a half-inning. An exemption will be made in case of illness or an injury. Also, teams will use a 26-man roster, and that will increase to only 28 when September comes around (down from 40).

MLB commissioner Robert Manfred stated that retaliation against the Houston Astros over the sign-stealing scandal "will not be tolerated." He is coming under fire for not punishing Astros players in the scandal, only GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch.
Bureaucracy is cutting the red tape lengthwise.

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 06:31:39 PM »
I predict much banging on trash cans at MLB parks this season  :-D

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 07:13:55 PM »
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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 07:16:13 PM »
I HATE the 3 batter minimum rule. That rule change SUCKS! :(  Yes, there is an exception if the pitcher completes the inning, but this rule change still SUCKS!

This takes away a key element of baseball, managerial strategy. It's part of the DNA of baseball to strategically use a left handed specialist to face one left handed batter or to use a relief pitcher for one hitter he has had a lot success against. Managers need to be allowed to use strategies, including playing the lefty/lefty game or strategically going to a specific matchup.

There is LITERALLY nothing good about this rule change. :(
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 08:04:02 PM »
MLB commissioner Robert Manfred stated that he doesn't want other teams to retaliate against the Astros over the sign-stealing scandal because he didn't feel like punishing the players.

FTFY.

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 08:50:12 PM »
Didn't need fixing. As per this article from Forbes.
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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 10:18:35 PM »
I HATE the 3 batter minimum rule. That rule change SUCKS! :(  Yes, there is an exception if the pitcher completes the inning, but this rule change still SUCKS!

This takes away a key element of baseball, managerial strategy. It's part of the DNA of baseball to strategically use a left handed specialist to face one left handed batter or to use a relief pitcher for one hitter he has had a lot success against. Managers need to be allowed to use strategies, including playing the lefty/lefty game or strategically going to a specific matchup.

There is LITERALLY nothing good about this rule change. :(
I don't like the 3 batter minimum either, but I do somewhat see the need for limiting pitching changes in an inning. I would prefer a two pitcher per inning limit which would still leave room for specialists and matching up while installing some kind of limit on pitching changes.

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 01:41:03 PM »
The Dodgers and the Yankees are both 3:1 favorites to win the World Series, as per ESPN's soothsayers. The Dodgers are expected to win 101 games, the Yankees 100.
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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 03:40:21 PM »
Due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic, the MLB has delayed the 2020 season by at least two weeks and cancelled Spring Training games.

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-2020-season-delayed

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2020, 10:18:01 PM »
The season may be on hold but umpires still insist on getting the spotlight.

https://www.closecallsports.com/2020/04/angels-new-evidence-supervisors-wanted.html

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 05:23:39 PM »
Some bit of good news as the season may be about to begin as there has been an updated proposal for the 2020 MLB season to its players' union today to have a 76-game season with players getting 75% of their prorated salaries that include: eliminating draft-pick compensation for free agents for a year, a $200 million postseason pool for the players, and a postseason that ends no later than October 31.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29282383/are-closer-2020-mlb-season-answering-questions-new-76-game-proposal

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2020, 01:08:49 PM »
Apologies for bumping this, but the season has now finally gotten underway after about a four month delay. Also the Toronto Blue Jays will play their home games in Buffalo, NY, where their triple-A affiliate team is located.

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 11:23:26 PM »
What a great time to be a fan! 60 games, and then a 16-team playoff, which should more than make up for the 102 that were lost this season.

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2020, 11:28:15 PM »
With regard to the 16 game playoff: The top 2 teams in each division will make the playoffs as will the next two best records in each league. Teams in each league will be seeded 1 through 8 with no first round byes. The 1st round will be best of 3 will all 3 games at the higher speeds park.

Well, we'll have to see if a short season with expanded playoffs creates unexpected contenders
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: 2020 MLB Season
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2020, 11:32:05 PM »
Well, we'll have to see if a short season with expanded playoffs creates unexpected contenders

I'm sure it will--more than half the teams are going to make the playoffs! There's a very good chance a team with a losing record gets in.