Competitive Balance

MLB Looking For Ways To Improve Competitive Balance

Spring training is all about hope.  It’s a new season and every team is tied for first place.  Anything can happen.  Maybe this is the year that the Cubs (or your favorite team) can win it all.


At least that’s how things are in theory.  In practice, not so much.  The truth is that when MLB opens their 2010 season, about one-third of the teams will have no realistic chance of competing for a spot in the post-season.  These teams have become little more than fodder to fill out baseball’s regular season schedule.


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  • Hi Arizona Phil,

    Has there been any news on Oscar de la Cruz' health?

    Raisin101 1 hour 22 min ago view
  • bruh...

    crunch 2 hours 37 min ago view
  • O&B: Cease was apparently working on his off-speed pitches in his first & thrd innings, because in his second inning of work he just blew the D'backs away with high-velocity gas (that's when he hit 99-100 and struck out the side). 

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • Wow, Lyin' CTSteve? He was just BEGGING for my endorsement last year!  Lame!

    Transmission 3 hours 1 min ago view
  • 1. I did not say the thing I insisted that Trans write down and attribute to me, or it was taken out of context.

    2. Trans and his "roast" (aka, a Salisbury steak TV dinner by Swanson) are very low energy.

    3. Make TCR great again.

     

    CTSteve 3 hours 7 min ago view
  • Yeah, I'm fine if I don't hear another one, furlong time.

    Transmission 3 hours 9 min ago view
  • nice recap, horrible game...i hope to never hear another horse pun/joke for at least a decade.

    crunch 3 hours 21 min ago view
  • Recap posted.  ~sigh~

    Transmission 3 hours 39 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    MY GAWD.

    crunch 4 hours 2 min ago view
  • Ok, fine. I'll do a recap.

    Transmission 7 hours 6 min ago view
  • Thanks for the post AZ. That's a huge attendance. Scouts must be excited about somebody.

    Would you say Cease's performance was a result of working on his change or was it just a bad outing? And isn't Ademan some ridiculous age, like 17 or something?What are your thoughts on him?

    Old and Blue 7 hours 14 min ago view
  • LOL and yes. No need to even be that formal, can just say "Trans, keep my name out of this abomination of a discussion."

    Transmission 9 hours 45 min ago view
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    Shane Victorino was released. Will have more details later. He was on Iowa #Cubs roster

    QuietMan 10 hours 30 min ago view
  • *tumbleweeds*

    wonder if he was released to retire or to try to latch on with someone else...

    crunch 10 hours 32 min ago view
  • Tommy Birch [email protected] 4m4 minutes ago

    Shane Victorino's locker at Principal Park is cleared out. #Cubs #MiLB

    QuietMan 10 hours 55 min ago view
  • So, let me just make sure I understand... I could say something like the following, for example:

    ryno: Off the record, I think that play was literally worse than Hitler.

    ?

    Ryno 11 hours 3 min ago view