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Rob Manfred Discusses Automated Strike Zone, Pitch Clocks & Potential Expansion

Rob Manfred Discusses Automated Strike Zone, Pitch Clocks & Potential Expansion

In a wide-ranging article, ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. discusses with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred possible changes to the sport that could be implemented over the next few years. Of particular note are Manfred’s comments on a trio of issues: an automated strike zone, pitch clocks, and the possibility of league expansion. Manfred expressed support …

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Close: Braves promoted a 'false narrative' surrounding Freeman's negotiations

Close: Braves promoted a ‘false narrative’ surrounding Freeman’s negotiations

Many inside and outside the baseball industry were surprised when Freddie Freeman signed with the Dodgers last offseason. The general expectation was that he would re-sign with the Braves, continuing his career with the organization. Yet this was prohibited when Atlanta was acquired Matt Olson des A shortly after the lockout, and Freeman landed in …

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Senate Committee Reviewing MLB's Antitrust Exemption

Senate Committee Reviewing MLB’s Antitrust Exemption

This week, the US Senate Judiciary Committee reached out to the nonprofit group Advocates For Minor Leaguers for more information about Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption. Athletic’s Evan Drellich and ESPN’s Jeff Passan (Twitter feed) were among those that covered the development in detail. The current investigation focuses on how the antitrust exemption affects minor …

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