Sports Verdict: How Would You Change Baseball? Instant Replay Vs. Designated Hitter

With several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?


Travis Hafner (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Yankees Finalize 1-Year Deal With Travis Hafner

Travis Hafner and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract that allows him to earn up to $4 million more in bonuses based on plate appearances.


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By The Numbers: How The Game Of Baseball Has Changed

If you are sixty years old (or older), you probably remember when the Major Leagues consisted of only sixteen teams.


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Mets’ Carlos Beltran: Trade To Phillies, Red Sox, Giants, 2 Others OK, But No DH

Once the dust settles on the July 31 trading deadline, Carlos Beltran could be playing for the Braves, Rangers, Giants, Red Sox or Phillies. All good options, according to the Mets’ All-Star outfielder.


Edgar Martinez #11 of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run in the eighth inning of Game four of the 1995 American League Divisional Series against the New York Yankees at the Kingdome on October 7, 1995. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The Impact Of Baseball’s DH

To baseball purists, the designated hitter is an abomination of the game of baseball. For better or worse though, the DH has allowed sluggers (who may be aging or not-so-good at fielding) to play a pivotal part in the game since 1973.