Monday, March 15, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, March 15, 2021 -- "MiLB Rules Changes"

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"As we’ll see below, I don’t agree with all of these changes, and in general the league seems too focused on baserunning and not enough on the pitcher/batter dynamic, which is the root cause of what people don’t like about modern baseball. However, the idea that MLB will use its newly-owned minor leagues in this way is a significant positive."