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MLB implementing three batter minimum

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  1. steelerssb

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    So let's say a starter is taken out mid-inning and the pitchers spot is up next, is that an exemption to the rule? What about after the reliever hits his three batters but it's mid-inning?
     



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    Well according to 3 batter minimum he can be switched out, it did not say full inning, it says 3 batters.
     
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    Reliever goes 0.1 innings by getting one batter out and is due up, then what? Or would batters from his team count.
     
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    I have not dove into rules, but last pitcher to pitch would be the batter up if due. Part of the chess match you need to play, which I like, I am tired of a 45 minute 8th inning as a manager parades 4 different pitchers out for 5 batters to get his closer ready for the ninth
     
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    They have to speed up the game, all other major sports are back and forth non stop except for baseball and the attendance and tv ratings numbers show it.

    Dump about 1/4 of the BS rules and end all the unwritten rule garbage and speed up the game without ruining the true spirit of it is the only way they will survive
     
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    I think 2 outs is the exception.

    Don’t like that either. Defeats the purpose of doing it.
     
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    The rule, as I understand it, is qualified by "in the same inning". So this wouldn't matter, per se.

    https://nypost.com/2019/02/06/the-tweaks-and-radical-changes-baseball-is-finally-discussing/


    1. Forcing pitchers to face at least three batters within an inning. The union recommended implementing it in the minors in 2019 and the majors in 2020.
     
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    I think it would be funny if a reliever comes in with bases loaded, none out and induces a triple play.

    Huh?
     
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    I can do a three drink minimum easy.
     
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    Minimum Number of Batters for Pitchers: The Office of the Commissioner will implement an amended Official Baseball Rule 5.10(g) requiring that starting pitchers and relief pitchers must pitch to either a minimum of three batters or the end of a half-inning (with exceptions for incapacitating injury or illness). The Players Association has agreed that it will not grieve or otherwise challenge the Office of the Commissioner’s implementation of the amended Rule 5.10(g).

    MLB, MLBPA ANNOUNCE ON-FIELD AGREEMENT

    3 batters or the end of the half inning.
     
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    26 man rosters with an(as of now)unset max number of pitchers.

    Biggest change is eliminating the August and September waiver trades.

    moving the minimum dl for pithers back to 15

    Trying to get rid of players pitching in games.


    Hmm, I guess everyone can carry a 3rd catcher now... Loogys and August trades were always lame anyway.
     
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    Some rule changes announced that make sense, be interesting to see how the 3 batter minimum works out.
     
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    Good. Fuck Gabe Kapler and his 20 man bullpen in September.

    If you can't get hitters out from both sides of the plate, you don't belong in the Majors. I've long been wanting the lefty/righty specialist to get phazed out of the game.

    Maybe this will be a bit of an incentive to stop babying starters and letting them pitch deeper.
     
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    Only way starters will quick getting babied is if they all start taking massive paycuts.
     
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    They're all a bunch of candy asses. When I was a kid I watched John Smoltz have to drop down and pitch sidearmed in the 99 playoffs because his shoulder was hurting so much. Pussies today wouldn't even take the mound.
     
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    "strategy takes too long"
     
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    I can't imagine this happening more than once in a homestand. The managers aren't stupid. They will come up with something.
     
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    On a tangent, I'm not on the executive but this is going to make things interesting for my Sim league. I can't imagine they're going to enjoy having to monitor/check pitcher usage to this degree.