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KidRaven

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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #90 on: February 06, 2019, 08:22:16 AM »

MLB and the players union have discussed the following changes.  I'm sure some of this will upset purists (DH in both leagues, pitch clock) and some should make people in this area happy (penalizing losing teams in draft pick area).

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25935056/mlb-players-discussing-rule-changes-alter-game

A three-batter minimum for pitchers

A universal designated hitter

A single trade deadline before the All-Star break

A 20-second pitch clock

The expansion of rosters to 26 men, with a 12-pitcher maximum

Draft advantages for winning teams and penalties for losing teams

A study to lower the mound

A rule that would allow two-sport amateurs to sign major league contracts

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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #91 on: February 06, 2019, 08:38:52 PM »

The three batter minimum is ridiculous.

Other than that I dont think Id mind seeing any of those things.

To speed up the game Id go more towards banning batting gloves.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #92 on: February 06, 2019, 09:08:30 PM »

IMO, lowering the mound would be counter productive. They want to shorten games if I'm not mistaken. Lowering the mound would generate more offense which would make the game longer IMO.

Instead of a 3 batter minimum, how about shortening a pitcher's time to warm up. He has been warming up in the bullpen for who knows how long. Come out to the mound, throw 2 pitches and start the game

I like a designated hitter. Watching most pitchers hit is unbearable

And I personally don't think any umpire would enforce a 20 second pitch clock
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #93 on: February 06, 2019, 10:42:05 PM »

If you want to truly speed up the game..just use the rules for fast pitch softball :)
BTW...the longer games is due to the fact that most games are televised and they want the time between innings, etc for commercials ..just like how tv has screwed up football games with all the tv time outs or Ads. Have to actually go to see a game is brutal sitting so long with no action while they wait for ad to end. 
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #94 on: February 07, 2019, 05:00:50 AM »

The three batter minimum is ridiculous.

Other than that I dont think Id mind seeing any of those things.

To speed up the game Id go more towards banning batting gloves.


This goes to my point on the 20 second pitch clock. There is a rule now that they are not supposed to step out of the batters box between pitches but it is not enforced. I'd love to see the first MLB ump to call a strike on a batter that goes too slow to get in the batters box or call a ball on a pitcher that goes over the 20 second pitch clock.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #95 on: February 08, 2019, 10:54:59 PM »

1 pitch rules would make the games go really fast!

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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #96 on: February 12, 2019, 02:05:30 PM »

If you want to truly speed up the game..just use the rules for fast pitch softball :)
BTW...the longer games is due to the fact that most games are televised and they want the time between innings, etc for commercials ..just like how tv has screwed up football games with all the tv time outs or Ads. Have to actually go to see a game is brutal sitting so long with no action while they wait for ad to end.

And while I certainly understand the frustration of waiting with no action, that's how you get to watch home & road games---the commercials.
Back when there used to be a red light turned on in the penalty box of NHL games, Penguins fans around my seats would yell:  "TURN OUT THE LIGHT. LET'S GO."
Finally, not being able to keep my mouth shut, I had the following exchange with one of the loudest, most-regular complainants:
ME:  Do you like to watch the Penguins game when they're on the road?
HIM:  Of course, I do.  What kind of question is that?
ME:  Do you know that for every road game the Penguins televise, there's one of those RED LIGHTS in the penalty box?
HIM:  I guess, so what?
ME:  Do you know, while we're sitting here with that RED LIGHT on, folks watching on TV are seeing a sponsor's commercial?
HIM:  So?
ME:  THAT'S how you get to watch Penguins games on the road.  The RED LIGHT holds play so tv can play commercials which pay for you to be able to watch.
HIM:  You don't know what you're talking about.
ME:  Okay.

And, every time I see Frank, we start off with him saying, "You were right, Bob."
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #97 on: February 16, 2019, 10:27:49 AM »

Harper and Machado still being available is pretty ridiculous.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #98 on: February 19, 2019, 01:06:19 PM »

Harper and Machado still being available is pretty ridiculous.

Machado to Padres for 10 years 300 million. 
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #99 on: February 20, 2019, 03:45:49 PM »

Josh Harrison signs a 1 year deal with Detroit.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2019, 04:07:20 PM »

Lang hit 2 HR today.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #101 on: February 28, 2019, 03:25:05 PM »

13 years, $330M.  Bryce Harper to Philadelphia.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #102 on: February 28, 2019, 04:19:08 PM »

13 years, $330M.  Bryce Harper to Philadelphia.

That's lower per year than most expected and lower than Machado and Arenado.  I guess the 13 years is what he wanted, and that is a crazy length for a contract.  Philly better hope this pans out or they will be digging themselves a financial hole. 
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #103 on: February 28, 2019, 05:55:37 PM »

It's as if the Phillies have completely forgotten why they had to rebuild in the first place.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #104 on: March 01, 2019, 05:35:22 AM »

It is being reported that the Giants offered a 12 year, 310 million dollar contract and the Dodgers offered 4 years at 45 million per year but Harper wanted more to go to California because of the taxes
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