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Grading the proposed MLB rule changes

Grading the proposed MLB rule changes

Over the past few days, baseball Twitter has been up in arms over a proposition to bring the DH to the National League as soon as this season. But this is just one of the many changes that MLB and the MLBPA discussed a week ago; changes that would change the landscape of the way the game is played and managed. For your ease, I’m going to break down the pros and cons of a select few and give them a letter grade based on how good or bad the idea is.

Point/Counterpoint: Starters vs. Openers

Point/Counterpoint: Starters vs. Openers

During the 2018 postseason, the Milwaukee Brewers have begun to implement a system of using “openers” instead of the traditional starter. An “opener” does exactly that, opens the game, but only pitches a few innings before giving way to another bullpen pitcher. Is this new age of bullpenning good for baseball? Is it the way of the future or not? We will discuss.

Column: The Red Sox and their bullpen

Column: The Red Sox and their bullpen

The AL East leading Boston Red Sox are also pretty well rounded. They have a deep lineup, are solid defensively and have a couple aces up their sleeve. If you’ve been watching, you know it’s a weak link that has been broken time and time again this year (and the past couple years).

Column: How UConn can help the MLB’s attendance problems

Column: How UConn can help the MLB’s attendance problems

The UConn baseball team was supposed to have its home-opener on March 7. Scheduling a game in early March in Storrs, Connecticut left an approximately zero percent chance that the game would actually be played. Sure enough, it was cancelled, along with the next scheduled home game and the Huskies ended up playing their home-opener three weeks later.