Talks have broken down over pace-of-play issues, so the commissioner may just decree them. Pirates fans are upset, but should they be? How well do you know Big Sexy?
I wrote this on Twitter late last night, but I’ll repeat it here. From the perspective of how much work I’m expected to do, the Cubs adding a second rookie ball team in Mesa is a huge mistake.
- The Major League Baseball Players Association is expected to reject the commissioner’s plan to institute a pitch clock and limit mound visits. So commissioner Rob Manfred intends to implement the changes on his own. Jeff Passan has the details of all the pace-of-play changes coming to baseball next season. Manfred thinks he can shave ten minutes off the length of the game.
- Bob Nightengale thinks a lot of the opposition to Manfred’s proposals are simply natural resistance to change, but that the big issue here is that MLB and MLBPA’s failure to reach an agreement is a sign that the era of labor peace in baseball is ending.
- Travis Sawchik writes that one of the reasons for the slow rate of free agent signings is that agents no longer …Read the Rest
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