MLB’s new pace of play proposals won’t fix anything

Rob Manfred’s newest ideas won’t do what he thinks they will.

Via Ken Rosenthal, here’s a complete summary of the pace-of-play proposals now on the table for 2018:

MLB’s latest pace-of-play proposal, per sources: No pitch clock in ‘18. If games are 2:55 or longer, 18-second clock for ‘19 with no runners on base starting May 1, with ball-strike penalty. If in ‘19 games are 2:50 or longer, additional 20-second clock with runners on in ‘20.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 1, 2018

Also in latest MLB proposal: In-between batters timer withdrawn. As previously reported, super-slo mo replay will go to every replay room. Sides would discuss reducing 30-second limit for manager’s challenges as well as number of challenges permitted over next two years.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 1, 2018

One other note on MLB’s pace-of-play proposal: Mound visits would be limited to six per game in 2018.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 1, 2018

This all sounds needlessly complicated. With no disrespect intended toward lawyers, can you tell a lawyer is now Commissioner? Seems unlikely Bud Selig would have proposed anything so convolutedly complicated. (One more time that Rob Manfred makes me miss Bud Selig. Three …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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