The union hopes that an earlier trade deadline, and only one deadline as opposed to the July 31 non-waiver deadline and the August 31 deadline in which players must first clear waivers, would motivate teams to be more aggressive in free agency and emphasize the first half of the season.
Major League Baseball confirmed to ESPN on Thursday that it's changing the name of the "Disabled List" to the "Injury List".
A three-batter minimum for pitchers.
Among the proposals to be considered, per multiple reports, are a universal designated hitter - now only American League teams employ a DH, with National League teams adapting to that lineup configuration when visiting an AL ballpark - a 20-second pitch clock and expanding rosters to 26. Given the players' frustration over the recent slow-moving free-agent markets, they are definitely more determined to fight for changes they believe in. "I wish they were signed and ready to go", Manfred said. "I'm really hopeful that it's going to get resolved during that period of time".
Those changes include the introduction of a 20-second pitch clock, a reduction in mound visits from six to five, and the placement of a baserunner on second base when spring training games - and the All-Star Game - reach extra innings. The union wants its use at the big league level delayed until 2020.
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"Repeated pitching changes obviously take a lot of time", Manfred said Friday.
After three straight years of drops that left attendance at its lowest since 2003, Manfred said it is too early to speculate about 2019.
Heeding the words of disability rights advocates, Major League Baseball has renamed the roster designation for players recovering from injury.
"I think that's just in an effort to try not to put the game in a test tube", Torre said.
Teams will wear a special patch to mark the 150th anniversary of professional baseball, and there will be special hats on opening day. If successful, Major League Baseball could resell rights to streaming services or cable providers.