Re: Rules change
For the good of baseball (but not a big a deal to me), I think they need to enforce a time limit between pitches for the pitcher and batter. I think baseball would be much more popular if there were, say, 5-10 seconds between pitches rather than the 20-30 seconds it seems we have now.
For scoring rules, what I would like to see is a system where inherited runners on base that score are pro-rated bewteen the previous pitcher and the one who allowed them to score based on the runner's base. A runner at third would be split 3/4 and 1/4, on second 1/2 and 1/2, and on first 1/4 and 3/4. Example -- Harang leaves with the bases loaded and one out. Merker comes in and gives up a home run. Harang is charged with 1.5 earned runs (3/4 from the third base runner, 1/2 from the second base runner, and 1/4 from first base runner) and Merker is charged with 2.5 runs runs (1/4 from the third base runner, 1/2 from the second base runner, 3/4 from the first base runner and 1 from the batter).