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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

MLB offseason survey - Free agency and trade predictions

How much do MLB’s 2023 rule changes impact your offseason’s decision-making: a lot, some or not at all?

Not at all: 6
Some: 4
A lot: 0

Among the new rules, the elimination of the shift is most likely to impact roster construction, according to executives at the general manager’s meetings earlier this month. But they also say they don’t have a complete picture yet. Teams need to see it all in action before they know how it will impact decision-making in the future.

“Obviously, you can’t hide nonathletic second basemen anymore, but what we don’t know is how much the running game will be impacted by all these changes—both behind the plate and on the bases,” one voter said. “I don’t think the pitch clock will do much to roster construction long term.”

jimfurtado Posted: November 30, 2022 at 12:28 PM | 3 comment(s)
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