The MLB is implementing a couple of significant policy changes in 2023. Among them are the prohibiting of the change, the enhancement of a pitch clock (to attempt to quicken the video game), a bottle just being able to toss to very first base two times per at-bat (to attempt to quicken the video game) and larger bases (to motivate taking?).
Opinions have actually differed throughout the organization on the new rules, nevertheless, whether individuals like them or otherwise, the new rules are right here to remain. So, the groups will certainly have to change as necessary.
The Dodgers have actually constantly been a group at the leading edge of adjusting to policy changes or subtleties in the video game. They moved greater than any person when it was enabled, and will certainly currently have to adjust their strategy. Dodgers 3rd base trainer Dino Ebel was on neighborhood radio today, and mentioned exactly how the group is intending on adjusting to the apparently “new game.”
Q: is this going to be a new video game most of us have to find out once more?
“I think so. We’re going to start in spring training. We’ll get the clocks out there and every umpire I talked to last year at third base, they all are getting great reports on the times of the games and how pitchers can speed up. Now there’s going to be so many pick plays you can pick over there. But I’m hearing from umpires that came up and down from Triple-A, they haven’t heard too many complaints. Is there going to be an adjustment for both sides in the batter’s box and on the pitcher’s mound? Absolutely. But that starts day one in spring training and we’re already starting up meetings talking about getting our guys ready when the season starts. I think it’s going to be good for the game by speeding it up.”
Ebel likewise mentioned the larger bases and adjusting to those new rules.
“There’s also going to be bigger bases. That’s probably going to be a little bit strange at first. We’ll see what it does in spring training and we’ll have them out there and players will start getting used to playing baseball with bigger bags.”
So in general, Ebel appears rather alright with the new rules, and a minimum of has actually listened to some great evaluations from umpires. He, together with the remainder of the Dodgers personnel, will certainly be placing their heads with each other this springtime, as they attempt to placed the Dodgers in a setting to benefit from the new rules in 2023 and past.
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