Since we’re into the slow news days leading up to the end of the year, I’ll start running a few more of the “Commish For A Day” suggestions that I have received. If you’d like to submit your ideas, please email me but make sure they are ready for posting (ie: they read reasonably well, contain the links you used to support your case, etc., as I’m not making any edits).
Here’s a short-but-sweet submission from Howard K. in NJ:
Nothing in baseball drives me more nuts than the fact that regular season games that eventually decide the playoff participants, those played in September and early October, are played with a different set of rules than those played in the first five months with the rule difference being that each manager has 15 extra players at his disposal to use in the game. To rectify this situation, my pretty simple proposal is as follows:
- Teams will continue to be allowed to expand their rosters to 40 players on September 1.
- Managers must submit a 25-payer roster for each game.
- The 25-player roster must include the last 4 pitchers to start games for each team.
I really like this idea. The fact that teams can suddenly have a deeper roster at the most crucial time makes little sense.
Other “CFAD” submissions
- Commish For A Day II: #1 Expand Playoff Teams
- Commish For A Day II: #2 Roster Expansion
- Commish For A Day II: #3 Expand the DH to the NL
- Commish For A Day II: #4 Umpire Statistics
- Commish For A Day II: #5 Salary Cap & Floor
- Commish For A Day II: #6 Automated Strike Zones