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Offline nfotiu

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Re: New rules for 2022
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Offline nfotiu

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #51: March 10, 2022, 04:33:20 PM »
A player can be optioned a limit of 5 times per year.    That's got to hurt Tampa bullpenning some, so that's a positive.

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #52: March 10, 2022, 04:33:50 PM »
They really need the clock and to enforce it. Call some strikes on batters stepping out too much and balls on pitchers didddling around. The pace will pick up very soon thereafter.

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« Reply #53: March 10, 2022, 05:05:57 PM »
They really need the clock and to enforce it. Call some strikes on batters stepping out too much and balls on pitchers didddling around. The pace will pick up very soon thereafter.

Yep, that’s something they could turn around in a hurry. If batters want to step out and adjust gloves endlessly and turn their head away to “reset the brain” as the hitting coaches seem to like to teach, watch how quickly the changes if strikes start to pile up.

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #54: March 10, 2022, 05:07:29 PM »
I believe the QO and loss of draft picks for free agent signings to those receiving them is gone also.
sign freeman!

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #55: March 10, 2022, 05:43:41 PM »
I hate the DH but eh, at least the zombie runner is gone. 

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #56: March 10, 2022, 06:09:58 PM »
Yep, that’s something they could turn around in a hurry. If batters want to step out and adjust gloves endlessly and turn their head away to “reset the brain” as the hitting coaches seem to like to teach, watch how quickly the changes if strikes start to pile up.

That might change the whole homerun or strikeout approach, too.

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #57: March 10, 2022, 06:37:08 PM »
Universal DH is here forever  :(

Was the shift banned?

Not yet.  Probably for 23

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #58: March 10, 2022, 07:19:56 PM »
Playoff structure:

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The postseason will include 12 teams, with the top two division winners in each league getting byes, and the other eight teams playing best-of-three series (yuck). There will be no ghost-win to give the higher seed an advantage. According to The Athletic’s Jayson Stark, there will be no re-seeding after the first round, so the No. 1 seed will play the winner of the Wild Card series between seeds Nos. 4 and 5, and the No. 2 seed will play the winner of the Nos. 3–6 series.

No more game 163 either. End of season ties settled through tie breaker formula

More here:

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/we-have-a-cba-deal-and-a-162-game-season/

Also fewer divisional games and more inter league games

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #59: March 10, 2022, 09:55:29 PM »

Also fewer divisional games

Very nice

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #60: March 10, 2022, 10:07:20 PM »
Very nice

actually that starts in 2023 - every team will play at least one series against every other team.

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« Reply #61: March 10, 2022, 10:29:43 PM »
Very nice
I actually don't like that but so be it.  No one cares what I think anyway. 

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #62: March 11, 2022, 09:57:06 AM »
actually that starts in 2023 - every team will play at least one series against every other team.
may simplify travel with fewer isolated teams.  Seattle is still Seattle, but ATL-TB-MIA would be good for West coast teams, and Denver and Phoenix are workable add ons for east to west trips to Cali.  Not to mention TX/HOU and the 7 or so other interleague geographic pairs.

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #63: March 11, 2022, 10:19:04 AM »
We already play all the NL teams.   So I guess the big change is less division games and play all AL teams.    Universal DH and a full interleague schedule pretty much ends the AL and NL being separate leagues.   I kind of liked that quirkiness about baseball, but I guess it makes for a more interesting schedule seeing AL teams every year instead of endless series against the Marlins.

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #64: March 11, 2022, 10:29:52 AM »
actually that starts in 2023 - every team will play at least one series against every other team.

If they do that, why have leagues and divisions at all? Go to a single table and play a 174-game schedule in which every team plays everyone else six times, three games at home and three on the road (29 x 6 = 174). Of course I recognize part of the point of splitting both leagues into divisions in 1969 was concern that the last-place teams would be so far behind in a single 12-team table that the fans would lose interest, and that would likely be exacerbated in a single 30-team table, but as a practical matter would it really make much of a difference? A bad team is a bad team regardless of whether they're 53.5 games back in a five-team division or 59.5 games back in either the league table or a single table (Detroit in 2019).

(The interesting thing is that a single table doesn't always make a lot of a difference in how far behind the worst team is because several times, the worst overall and best overall teams have come from the same division, which I suppose makes some sense insofar as the best team got to pad their record by beating up on the worst team. 2016 was an exception. The Twins and the Reds both finished 35.5 games back in their respective divisions, but the Twins went 59–103 and the Reds went 68–94. The Twins would have been 36 games back in a single-table AL and the Reds would have remained 35.5 games back in a single-table NL because the Cubs had the best record and are in the same division, but in a single table for the entire major leagues, the Twins would have been 44.5 games back. That's still not hideously worse than 35.5 games back when you get down to it, and either one is a lot better than 2018 when 47–115 Baltimore finished 61 games back regardless of which table you used because Boston had the best overall record.)

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #65: March 11, 2022, 11:01:47 AM »
I think maintaining geographically-based divisions has some value if the goal is to get teams from around the country into the playoffs.  To the extent that folks are tired of NYY-BOS, with LAD and a few other rich teams thrown in, it probably helps (but don't say that to TBR).  It probably helps the Central divisions the most, especially when the Chicago teams don't use their market leverage. 

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« Reply #66: March 11, 2022, 01:04:54 PM »
I think maintaining geographically-based divisions has some value if the goal is to get teams from around the country into the playoffs.  To the extent that folks are tired of NYY-BOS, with LAD and a few other rich teams thrown in, it probably helps (but don't say that to TBR).  It probably helps the Central divisions the most, especially when the Chicago teams don't use their market leverage. 

It’s more like the NBA and NHL, which has geographically-based divisions but still manages to have most everyone play each year. It’s seemed to work well for them for quite a while

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« Reply #67: March 11, 2022, 02:01:46 PM »
It’s more like the NBA and NHL, which has geographically-based divisions but still manages to have most everyone play each year. It’s seemed to work well for them for quite a while
This sounds different.  In those leagues you play the teams in the other conference less often even if you do play them every year.  Such as the NBA the Wizards only play the west coast teams twice a year but play the East more often.  Also baseball has three game series trips can be long.  The most logical thing would be to play all the NL teams the same amount of games but more than what you play the AL (if you are an NL team).  If you play each of the the 29 teams the same amount of games you would play each only 5/6 times each year. 

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« Reply #68: March 11, 2022, 02:05:06 PM »
If you play each AL team 3 games that is 45 and then leaves about 8 games for each NL team to get to 162. With another 5 to add somewhere. 

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #69: March 11, 2022, 04:13:07 PM »
This could have been worse.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #70: March 11, 2022, 08:25:38 PM »
I hate the DH. 

The rest of it is a rounding error. 

Offline wj73

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #71: March 11, 2022, 08:38:43 PM »
Larger bases???  What’s the thinking behind that?

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #72: March 11, 2022, 08:42:42 PM »
Larger bases???  What’s the thinking behind that?
I think because of all the replays where the base runner pinky comes off the base and he is called out. More base to hold as you slide by.

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #73: March 11, 2022, 08:43:09 PM »
Larger bases???  What’s the thinking behind that?

I would think it has to be more steals or player safety. Bigger bag means bigger leadoff and shorter run, but it also means more real estate on the actual bag to avoid stepping on people/collisions/whatever.

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Re: New rules for 2022
« Reply #74: March 11, 2022, 09:57:37 PM »
I would think it has to be more steals or player safety. Bigger bag means bigger leadoff and shorter run, but it also means more real estate on the actual bag to avoid stepping on people/collisions/whatever.

they really should go with the double bag at 1B to prevent injuries.