New MLB Deal To Include $1M HR Derby Bonus, Single Trade Deadline

14 March, 2019, 20:51 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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For local broadcasts, the inning break will be cut by 5 seconds, while breaks in national games will be trimmed by 25 seconds. So does a contender with a sudden area of need call a non-contender after July 31 and tell the non-contender to put a player owed a good amount of money on waivers and the team will claim that player, removing the financial obligation from the non-contender? Fans will vote online for All-Star starters, and the top three vote-getters will take part in a one-day election, which could lead to a bevy of clever electioneering, social media engagement and displays of personality players rarely show.

Home Run Derby: Total player prize money for the Home Run Derby will be increased to $2.5 million.

As Passan details, the All-Star Game selection process will also be getting a facelift in 2019.

What will be in place this summer are a single July 31 trade deadline, an All-Star election day and a Home Run Derby with the game's biggest stars (both sides hope) vying for a $1 million bonus. This year will also see a change in voting for the All-Star Game.

Major League Baseball is hoping to bring more of its top talent into the annual Home Run Derby by raising the stakes.

Major League Baseball on Thursday announced a series of new rule changes that might end up having a pretty profound impact on the sport moving forward, including a rule that will put even more emphasis on the July 31 trade deadline and All-Star voting.

Spurred by labor relations discord amid a second consecutive free-agent market that has left players disappointed, the mid-collective-bargaining-agreement negotiations represent a step forward between two sides that had squabbled privately and publicly. The All-Star Game Election Day will be a chance for Major League Baseball to market its players.

-As part of the drop in the September roster limit, players may be optioned to a team's spring training facility from Sept. 1 on.

While commissioner Rob Manfred has staunchly dismissed suggestions that a significant portion of the league is no longer attempting to win, players and Union officials have decried widespread tanking/rebuilding efforts that have created decreasing levels of parity and discouraged teams from venturing into free agency amid record MLB revenues.

September rosters of 40 active players will be gone, teams will only be able to carry 28 players. Teams must designate each of its players as either a pitcher or a position player prior to each player's first day on the active roster for a given season. A committee between the sides that will study the game is expected to make recommendations on the maximum number of pitchers allowed on the rosters.

Teams must designate before each game whether a player will be used as a pitcher or position player before each game.

For the 2020 season, the league and association will introduce a three-batter minimum for pitchers, which will eliminate single matchup moves. The current CBA is set to expire at the end of 2021. The injured list, previously known as the disabled list, will go back to having a minimum time of 15 days.



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