DENVER - APRIL 10: Baseballs are at the ready for warm ups as the Philadelphia Phillies face the Colorado Rockies during MLB action on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
MLB and the players union finally reached a deal on a new CBA on Thursday, ending the 99-day lockout.
Here’s a rundown of what’s included in the new deal:
- The postseason will be expanded to 12 teams.
- A minimum salary increase for players with less than three years’ experience.
- The National League will adopt the designated hitter
- Player uniforms will include advertising on jersey patches and helmet decals.
- A draft lottery will be created, to discourage teams from tanking.
- Doubleheaders will return to nine innings for each game, and MLB will drop the rule that puts a runner on second in extra innings.
How do you feel about these rule changes? What about advertising on uniforms?