After MLB games on average lasted over three hours in 2014, the league implemented new “pace of play” policies to speed up the game. Have these new rules worked, and what else can the MLB do to improve game flow?
Prior to the 2012 season, the MLB added an extra wildcard team, which expanded the postseason from eight to 10 teams. As a result, more teams than ever believe that they can contend for a championship, which has positively impacted the entire league.
Coaches like Jim Harbaugh and John Fox recently got fired despite a ridiculously successful track record. While success does not guarantee job security in coaching, many teams have repeatedly made significant mistakes by replacing successful coaches, which has set an extremely unhealthy trend in the entire industry.
While international rookies like Yasiel Puig and Masahiro Tanaka receive multi-million dollar contracts before even playing a game in the MLB, American-bred rookies must endure a multi-year developmental process before earning a million dollar salary. This needs to change.