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The Defensive Shift Rule Will Change Baseball

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As the New York Yankees struck out 17 times last night, Covino & Rich consider what is going to happen next season when teams are no longer allowed to overload one side of the infield. Rich is convinced that batting averages and pitcher ERA will climb, while homeruns and strikeouts will decrease. Steve thinks we won’t see much of a change as the analytics will still have players swinging for the fences. Catch the entire discussion right here.

Rich Davis: “You’re going to see higher batting averages and higher ERAs.”

Steve Covino: “But I’m a guy that believes in the bloop and the blast.”