MLB Hot Stove 2020: Congratulations to the nations capital

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Cybsled

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Looks like DH in both NL and AL for 2020

 
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Sterling

El Presidente
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Looks like DH in both NL and AL for 2020

universal DH is a good change, pitchers hitting is dogshit, and the occassional double switch is hardly some real clever strategy. The runner on 2nd in extra innings is something I don't really like though. I get that it's an unearned run, but it's still pretty stupid.
 

Muurloen

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It's an opportunity to end the extra inning games quickly, and save teams from A) burning out their bullpen and B) having a position player pitching.
 

DickTrickle

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Runner on first makes much more sense to me as a way to help speed things along (obviously not as much) and more importantly doesn't entirely fuck the pitcher. I just hate the idea that you could record two outs but lose the game with two sac flies (even though I know a second to third one isn't going to be that common).

Oh well, I guess we'll see if fans actually like it. That will probably determine if it stays or goes.
 
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Sterling

El Presidente
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I mean I get why they'd do it. Runner on 2nd with no outs is about 61 percent to have at least 1 run in that inning when a normal inning is around 27 percent. similar ratios for expected runs for the inning. you'll still have a decent number of ties after 10 innings and I'm not sure there's enough 11+ inning games to warrant something like this.
 

TheNozz

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Sadre Spinegnawer

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Sounds like we're getting a 60 game season starting late July with fully prorated contracts and a normal playoff system. Very curious to see how they do from a business perspective. I'm thinking not well at all but at the same time it might be a necessary expense to have a legit season in 2021.

Why would it help looking forward to 2021? b/c if this is what it takes to make sure we have a real 2021 baseball year, I'm down with it.
 

Chanur

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The baseball season needs to be cut in half anyway. So im totally fine with the short year.
 
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SDsurfer

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Padre fan here. With such a short season throw all your best shit towards winning and see what happens.
 

Muurloen

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Padre fan here. With such a short season throw all your best shit towards winning and see what happens.
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