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Old 09-20-18, 02:30 PM
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Hall of Famer John Smoltz proposed changes to MLB

* Eliminate the shift
* Curtail the relentless use of relievers
* Stop the exploitation of the disabled list
* Reduce schedule to 154 games
* Revolutionize the schedule
----Get rid of inter-league play
----Everyone plays the same schedule
----No more "rivalry games"
----Split the season into two seasons. First half and second half winners.
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Old 09-20-18, 03:02 PM
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* Eliminate the shift
* Curtail the relentless use of relievers
* Stop the exploitation of the disabled list
* Reduce schedule to 154 games
* Revolutionize the schedule
----Get rid of inter-league play
----Everyone plays the same schedule
----No more "rivalry games"
----Split the season into two seasons. First half and second half winners.
154 games: Good
SHIFT: I am okay with doing something to curtail it.
Relivers less.....Eh.
You have to keep IL play. 154 games and there is no reason NOT to.

My scheduling change:
No more divisions, just the AL and the NL.

Balanced schedule in your league.
IL series with your rival.
Then you go to the similar system the NFL uses and you play where you are slotted. 5-5-5.

If you finish top 5 in 2018, you play IL against top 5 in the other in 2019.
6-10 vs 6-10 AL/NL.
11-15 vs 11-15.


Then you take the top teams in both leagues record wise for the postseason.

With a few tweaks this is what I would like to see.
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Old 09-20-18, 04:25 PM
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The relentless use of relievers is quite frankly my least favorite part of baseball today. Zero flow to the game once the starter leaves. It's unwatchable at times. That, and time between pitches are by far the two most impactful changes baseball could make
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Old 09-20-18, 04:26 PM
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My scheduling change:
No more divisions, just the AL and the NL.
I'm not sure any changes are necessary but if they were going to change one thing, I would prefer be getting rid of divisions. Personally, I would go with top 4 teams from each league making the playoffs.

I know the most complaining right now is about the shift. That is something that I don't get. It is the one thing that has "evolved" in MLB. I enjoy watching the shift. If it gives you an advantage defensively, go for it. If it causes someone to struggle offensively, too bad. If a hitter couldn't hit the eephus pitch, I wouldn't expect MLB to make the eephus pitch illegal.
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