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1/18/19 9:53 AM Quote
I think Major League Baseball should do away with the 40 man roster allowance for September and replace that concept with the flex roster method.

This could be proposed at the collective bargaining meetings and used as a compromise to this or that.

I would allow teams to carry five additional players for all regular season and post season games, increasing rosters from 25 to 30.

Teams would still be restricted to the same amount of players they could use in a single game (21, not including pitchers used only as pinch runners).

This concept would allow managers to slide their bench and bullpen one way or the other. They could fit in situational players more easily.

Extra innings would be less of an issue with managers being able to use the additional fresh arms out of the bullpen.

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