Jim Henneman: New Setup For Annual MLB Draft Designed To Have Long-Range Effect

Making the MLB Draft part of the league’s All-Star festivities may have made it more of an event, but Jim Henneman says the implications of moving the draft to July are far more wide-ranging than that.

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Jim Henneman: MLB’s New ‘Tack’ For Old Rules — Using Umpires As ‘Inspection Police’

Jim Henneman weighs in on MLB’s decision to crack down on pitchers using a foreign substance to get a better grip on the ball, and he says baseball has a history of ignoring rules that already exist — and then making it a big deal when there is an emphasis on enforcing them.

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Jim Henneman: Mike Elias’ Progress Report, Brandon Hyde’s Status And More

Jim Henneman offers an evaluation of the Orioles’ rebuild so far, and he says this might be the most opportune time for GM Mike Elias to reaffirm the organization’s commitment to the process and remove any speculation about manager Brandon Hyde’s immediate future.

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