The other change for 2020 that will significantly alter the way teams construct their rosters are adjustments to rules governing the injured list and minor league options.
Time between innings will be cut from 2:05 to 2:00 for local games and 2:25 to 2:00 for national games.
Mound visits per team will be reduced from six to five.
In 2018, 48 trades were made in July before the non-waiver deadline compared to 24 made in August ahead of the old deadline for setting postseason rosters. Players may be placed and claimed on outright waivers after July 31st, but players may not be traded after that date.
Though the current Major League Baseball collective bargaining agreement doesn't expire until 2021, the two sides have also agreed to start having conversations as soon as possible in efforts to avoid any sort of future strike, and will touch on some of the games most "fundamental" economic issues. The fans then can vote on position players. Further details on the new fan voting format will be announced in April. Players such as Adam Jones (via USA Today's Bob Nightengale), Matt Wieters (via MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch) and Brad Brach (via The Athletic's Patrick Mooney) are among the many who've been open about frustrating forays into the open market. That change will go into effect for the 2019 season, and beginning in 2020, the standard roster size will expand from 25 to 26 (with a 13-pitcher maximum).
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A revamped All-Star Game would also go into effect, with the victor of the traditional Home Run Derby getting a $1 million jackpot.
Baseball's heaviest hitters will have a good reason to participate in the Home Run Derby: Money.
The single July 31 trade deadline means there will likely be a lot more action.
Major League Baseball is hoping a single deadline will help incentivize teams to be more aggressive in the offseason knowing that trades in August are no longer an option. Fans would vote online for All-Star starters, and the top three vote-getters will take part in a one-day election.
It does seem like the September roster decrease is a little pointless with the three batter rule for pitchers but that's its own debate. Position players will be allowed to pitch only in extra innings or when their team is ahead or behind by more than seven runs. A committee between the sides that will study the game is expected to make recommendations on the maximum number of pitchers allowed on the rosters. The postseason also will see the one-player increase.