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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: November 30, 2022 at 01:07 PM (#6107323)
Who are the unathletic 2B? (Other than Gorman and Hiura.) Are there substantially more than there have always been? Offensive production at 2B has been pretty blah the last few years, it's not like there are Hornsbys out there.

The pitch clock probably would have had a big impact, at least early in the season, if there wasn't the rule limiting the number of pitchers on the roster. I still won't be surprised if they give teams a 27th-28th man for April/May so they can adjust to the pitch clock. When we get the annual "rash" of pitcher injuries this spring, there will be speculation it's the pitch clock.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: November 30, 2022 at 01:13 PM (#6107324)
Who will be the most notable player traded this offseason?

Sean Murphy 3 votes
Pablo Lopez 3
Giolito, Burnes, B Reynolds 2

Leading to the obvious question "who is Pablo Lopez?"
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 30, 2022 at 02:06 PM (#6107332)
Lopez was one of the top 30 pitchers in baseball by fWAR!

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