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MLB considering new playoff format — as it should

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 3, 2017.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's latest postseason proposal is a home run, adding the potential for increased drama, performance incentives and meaningful games.

MLB implements small rule changes to speed up the pace of play

By Bill Shaikin | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

April 3, 2017

Rob Manfred became baseball’s commissioner two years ago, and since then the radical changes have been fast and furious. No defensive shifts. Automatic baserunners in extra innings. Shrinking the strike zone. Limits on visits to the mound. Pitch clocks. Restrictions on how many relief pitchers a team can ha...

On playoff seeding issue, Major League Baseball lacks behind


By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

Imagine you’re the commissioner of the MLB. You, in theory, want what’s best for the sport, including increased viewership — especially considering the low ratings in last year’s World Series, while Sunday Night Football nearly doubled in viewership. Good, competitive games, for certain, will increase vie...

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