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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Changes I'd like to see in baseball

Wishlist for the next CBA, in bullet form:

  • No more home plate collisions.
  • Bats should be equipped with something like the batglove to prevent spears from flying around the field (or stands).  No more Tyler Colvin incidents.  Next time, somebody is going to die.
  • Add a second wild card team and the wild card series, but structure it so that the winning wild card team will have a disrupted pitching rotation for the division series.  The easiest way is to do a 1-game wild card series.
  • (this isn't actually a change, but...) Do not implement a hard slotting system for the draft.  Its main effect will be to send players to other sports.
  • Allow for the trading of draft picks, though no more than two drafts in advance.