Re: Rules change
Here is a rule or two that I'd like to see that does not involve the actual game that is being played between the lines, but might make that game between the lines more entertaining for more fans...
A rule that says each MLB team can only spend a maximum of $XXX on their 25-man roster. $XXX includes any payments made through perks, etc. If you have a perk in a contract that amounts to more pay, then that max. amount that can possibly be made will count towards the total from the get-go. Want to call up a guy from the minors, then you have to make sure that you have the room for his pay. Want to make a trade? Then the players involved have to fit into each respective team's salary total. NO TEAM will pay a player's salary that is now playing for another team either (something in itself that is ridiculous IMO). DFA a guy? Then his salary will still count towards the total unless another team agress to pay his salary and can fit him onto their roster.
Some call this a "salary cap"... I like to think of it as giving all teams (and their fans) a level playing field. Bad management? Sure it can drag a team down. But all companies can have this problem and can rectify the situation by making management changes.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.