DH could come to the National League, but not in 2019

Commissioner Rob Manfred

Commissioner Rob Manfred

"I think we are at a point where we have a dialogue going with the players' association - a dialogue that we've been looking to have - and I'm hopeful that we will continue the process of change, in terms of inducing additional action in the game, improving the pace of game", Manfred told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. Expect the National League DH proposal to come up for talks regarding the next collective bargaining agreement. "Our goal in Major League Baseball is to get all of our players signed, particularly our star players, and have 'em in camp when we're ready to go".

Manfred, who has made speeding the pace of Major League Baseball games a priority in recent seasons, first proposed the pitch clock before last season. Major League Baseball has proposed to the players' association that the 10-day list go back to a 15-day minimum, its level before 2017. The three-batter minimum and the 12-pitcher limit on rosters would both reduce the frequency of pitching changes.

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The union, meantime, has made it a priority to entice teams to spend money in an effort to compete, after watching many teams largely sit out this winter' free agent market, which has caused a logjam of roughly 100 free agents still unsigned with spring training camps set to open next week. If approved, pitchers would no longer take at-bats in National League or Interleague games.

In addition to asking for a universal DH, the players' association also addressed service-time manipulation and general concerns around competition, Rosenthal added. "A lowering of a team's draft position for failing to reach a specified win total in a certain number of seasons is believed to be part of the union's plan". Some NL owners, however, have resisted the change, and it remains unclear how much support there would be for a rule change - despite the fact pitchers batted just.115 with a.292 OPS in 2018, both all-time lows.

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