Tag: MLB

The new MLB umpire labor contract includes the possible use of an automated ball-strike call system. (Image: MLB)

MLB and Umpires Reach Deal to Develop Computer Strike-Zone System

Major League Baseball and the MLB Umpires Association reportedly reached an agreement on Saturday to develop and test a computer strike-zone detection system. The automated system, which should greatly improve call accuracy, could be used in MLB games sometime within the next five years. According to Associated Press sources, the […]

NY Yankees CF Aaron Judge and 2B Gleyber Torres celebrate a home run at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (Image: Elsa/Getty)

2020 World Series Odds: New York Yankees Now 4/1 Favorites

William Hill listed the New York Yankees as the betting favorite to win the 2020 World Series at 4/1 odds. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are the other top favorites on the board, with the Astros at 5/1 odds and the Dodgers at 6/1 odds. The Yankees saw […]

Bernie Sanders met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to discuss a proposal that would eliminate 42 minor league baseball teams. (Image: Getty)

Bernie Sanders Discusses Plan to Scrap Minor League Teams With Rob Manfred

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) met with MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred in New York on Monday to talk about a proposed plan to eliminate 42 minor league teams across the country after the 2020 season. Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, has been an outspoken opponent of the […]

The Las Vegas Aviators new stadium  (Image: MiLB.com)

MLB Proposal Would Eliminate 42 Minor League Teams

Major League Baseball (MLB) is pushing a proposal that could eliminate 42 minor league teams. The proposal would also restructure the relationship between the two professional baseball organizations, stripping some of the traditional powers away from MiLB. Every two years, the major and minor league baseball organizations negotiate and sign […]