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Article: Juiced Baseballs: Are 2019 MLB Stats a Joke?

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#21 dex8425


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:57 AM


I am on the "joke" side of things.There is no doubt the baseball has changed the game.College was complaining about different results made it hard to evaluate players for the big leagues.Changing to MLB baseballs increased their home run rate also.

For me watching baseball where a batter either hits a home run or strikes out is boring.No strategy.Every game is just a home run derby.It is emphasized even more with the shift.Players do not try to get on base and hit singles in the hole.They still swing for the home runs.

I understand people want to see scoring.They get bored with a 1-0 pitchers duel.They would much rather see a 12-10 slugfest.Butt is sad when you think players like Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn might not even be able to make a team now with the state of baseball.

You mean players like Luis Arraez?