Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Reveals Exciting Changes He Will Bring In MLB if Given Rob Manfred’s Place for a Day

Published 05/02/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 07: Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference on August 7, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rodriguez announced that he will play his final major league game on Friday, August 12 and then assume a position with the Yankees as a special advisor and instructor. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Like him or not, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is probably the wisest man in baseball. It has been over five years since he retired from baseball, and there are probably still no better minds in baseball than him. Not only does he understand the game, but he also knows the changes needed to make the game of baseball even more interesting.

Lately, baseball games have received heavy criticism for not making some much-needed changes, such as reducing the length of the game, changes in the roster, providing easy access to live games, etc. The list is endless. If the authorities make some changes in MLB, then just like NFL and NBA, baseball also has the potential to become a global success.

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However, the Yankees’ great Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez has got everything covered. He has come up with some pretty good suggestions that might actually help baseball become an even more engaging game.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez wants to limit pitching options for the MLB roster

At times, MLB games can be very dull because everyone does not have 3-to 4 hours of free time to watch a single MLB game. So to make the games more engaging and accessible, A-Rod has come up with a master plan to save the game.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 29: Broadcaster and former MLB player Alex Rodriguez looks on from the field before the game between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees at RingCentral Coliseum on August 29, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Recently, while talking with Michael Kay, the Yankees legend suggested multiple changes if he becomes MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred for a day. A-Rod suggested restricting the pitching roster to only ten pitchers and providing easy access to the live games from mobile phones.

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Taking to Twitter, Barstool Sports shared a picture, in which A-Rod has shared his ideas to make the game even better. “Make the strike zone more wide and less tail. Illegal defense: 2 and 2, 1 foot on dirt. Open the cameras up for all 60 cages (access from your phones, give people more content). 10 pitchers maximum on the roster, limit the amount of call ups. Entertainment like NFL halftime and NBA shows.”

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Notably, all the above changes are not possible at once. But if MLB wants to grow their game, then a few changes are the need of the hour for the sake of baseball. Considering all the changes A-Rod has suggested, do you agree with him?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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