2019 Offseason

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    Completely agree. Starter #1 or at least #2 should be the priority, with a closer right behind, imo.
     
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    this is so not ok, and the fact that no one is talking about it is mind blowing. i don't like the juiced ball at all, but to change it for the post season and say nothing about it? this is corrupt as hell
     
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    Agreed, add to that the commissioner repeatedly denied the ball was changed during the regular season...insulting everyone who had a set of eyes.
     
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    For the first time in MLB history in 2018 there were more strikeouts than hits, a trend which was growing year to year. Batting averages for starters were historically low also. That's the smoking gun MLB tried to remedy in one season. And they got renewed interest.

    https://www.insidehook.com/daily_br...trikeouts-than-hits-for-first-time-in-history

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/09/29/mlb-strikeout-record-11th-year
     
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    In other words, every batter is swinging for the fences. We might as well cater to them.

    "Hey, I strike out a lot and my batting average is down in 480 at-bats, but I hit 20 home runs."
     
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    Not condoning it at all. On the opposite, just pointing out the obvious on what impelled MLB to to pull the trigger bringing in the juiced BB this past season.
     
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    0.15% annual increase. It's a start!

    Since it is ten times what a college grad hopes to get.

    With potential of multi-millions for coming years.

    Granted, the 'shelf life' of a professional ball player is
    limited, which is why every sports team should have
    a financial advisor on the payroll.

    Nouveau riche calls for that, with so many athletes
    coming from low income backgrounds.

    And a social advisor to keep them from investing
    in drugs, for health reasons as well.
     
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