By Matt Young Published 3:34 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 PHOTOS: Projected win totals for each Major League Baseball team this season The Houston Astros, who have won at least 101 games in each of the past two seasons, are projected to have the most wins in Major Leagu Baseball this season. Browse through the photos above for the over/under win totals for each team in Major League Baseball this season ... less PHOTOS: Projected win totals for each Major League Baseball team this season The Houston Astros, who have won at least 101 games in each of the past two seasons, are projected to have the most wins in Major ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Staff Photographer Photo: Karen Warren, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 PHOTOS: Projected win … [Read more...] about Las Vegas’ projected win totals for Astros, rest of Major League Baseball
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FORT MYERS Fla. — Baseball, our timeless national pastime, has a time problem. A rash of rule changes announced last week by Major League Baseball included several intended to keep things moving. The most controversial: Beginning in 2020, relief pitchers must face at least three batters unless the side is retired or an injury occurs. It’s a dramatic attempt to reduce relentless mid-inning pitching changes that crept into the game in recent years. That’s not the main reason games take well over three hours — we’ll get to that in a moment — but it doesn’t help. Too often we’ve seen managers use four relievers to get three outs in the seventh inning with a four-run lead, bringing the proceedings to a halt and sending sleepy moms, dads and their children staggering for the exits. To many of us, pulling a reliever who retired a batter on one or two pitches seemed a waste of manpower. Why take out a guy who’s doing his job? We applaud … [Read more...] about Will Major League Baseball’s rule changes actually do anything to speed up the game?
By Kerry Crowley | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 26, 2019 at 7:18 am | UPDATED: March 26, 2019 at 7:40 am SAN FRANCISCO–Giants CEO Larry Baer will miss the first three months of the season after being suspended without pay by Major League Baseball for his role in a public altercation with his wife, Pam, on March 1. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday that Baer’s leave of absence will be converted to an unpaid suspension that will last through July 1, 2019. Manfred released a statement Tuesday declaring that Baer, 61, shall have “no involvement in the operation of the Giants” and that the club shall be operated by an interim control person appointed by the team’s ownership group in consultation with the commissioner. Manfred released the following statement: “At my direction, the Department of Investigations conducted an investigation into the March 1, 2019 video-recorded incident involving Larry … [Read more...] about Giants CEO Larry Baer suspended without pay by Major League Baseball
The Colorado Rockies open their season Thursday in Miami, but it won’t be long before they return to Coors Field. When they do, fans can pair the first pitch with some fine ballpark eats and drinks.Aramark always hits it out of the park with good and good-for-you culinary delights at many of the country’s Major League Baseball stadiums. The food service company unveils new menus every year."Our chefs spent the offseason developing new recipes and innovative concepts to further enhance the gameday dining experience for fans," Carl Mittleman, president of Aramark's sports and entertainment division, said in a news release.For 2019, the chefs’ creative twists on traditional stadium foods, such as burgers and hot dogs, will return, as will Aramark’s nod to healthier options such as vegan-friendly, plant-based Beyond Burger and Beyond Bratwurst.But this year, stadiums nationwide also will see a new menu: tater tots. They’ll be dressed up differently in each … [Read more...] about 2019 lineup of ballpark food unveiled for Coors Field, other Major League Baseball parks
Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 7:51 AM EDT Mar 15, 2019 LAKELAND, Fla. — I completely agree with Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos – Major League Baseball is a mess. “The system we have now is broken,” Castellanos said. Seemingly half of MLB's 30 teams are rebuilding. The free-agent market has gone ice cold for two years in a row, leaving superstars, like Bryce Harper, dangling in uncertainty for months. The system is set up to encourage teams to swing back and forth between two extremes, from trying to contend for a championship> to trying to rebuild. But it doesn't make sense because teams are penalized by a luxury tax for spending too much but they aren't penalized for not spending too little. It doesn't make sense. More: Michael Fulmer shut down indefinitely to refine 'lower-body mechanics' “I just think winning has to be a priority,” Castellanos said. “We show up every day, ‘cause we want … [Read more...] about Major League Baseball, players need to fix free agency