MLB, MLBPA agree to ban postponements and make other rule changes

As the MLB lockout continues, the MLB players’ union has agreed to make some significant rule changes.

Although the MLB lockout still ongoing, it looks like both sides will reach some agreements as they move forward. the MLB player The union has decided that in 2023 they will agree to some pretty notable rule changes.

Among the notable changes, the MLB and MLBPA have reached an agreement to ban shifts and introduce a pitch clock, according to a tweet from MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. As Heyman tweets, the changes are part of an effort to “streamline the process and make the game more engaging.”

However, according to Heyman, those weren’t the only changes the players’ union agreed to. In his tweet, Heyman notes that the players’ union is also willing to agree to an increase in bases.

Those changes are set to go into effect in 2023, provided they fit into a “total deal,” according to the tweet.

MLB lockout: Players’ union agrees to ban shift and introduce pitch clock among other rule changes

The news was met with some criticism, and while it’s a step forward for both sides of this lockout, it doesn’t look like these things will be a magical solution to ending the MLB lockout. As Heyman tweeted earlier this afternoon, MLB owners aren’t thrilled with the Players Union.

Unfortunately, Heyman thinks more of the 2022 season could be affected by the lockdown.

Heyman also noted how both sides are considering potential changes to playoff formatting.

It remains to be seen how things will continue on both sides and how quickly the lockout will end. MLB, MLBPA agree to ban postponements and make other rule changes

John Verrall

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