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Justin Turner proposes HR Derby instead of extra innings

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Let’s get wild!

Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

With the 2020 MLB season in doubt, discussions have begun as to how we can potentially preserve the season and make it happen, regardless of the changes that will be made. Recently, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner shared his thoughts as to how he’d like Major League Baseball approach the season, whenever it should begin.

He posted this yesterday to Twitter.

First off, he talked about expanding the roster to 30, so there would be four extra guys on the team. Allow 16 pitchers, and use them for however you’d like. Whenever the season starts, there will likely be a good amount of double-headers played, so these teams are going to be needing the extra arms out of the pen.

Another idea he suggested was instead of there being extra innings, you have a one round Home Run Derby style tournament. Three players on each time, while having a swing or out limit. Whoever hits the most home runs win. Not only are you saving arms in the bullpen, along with shortening the length of the game, you’re bringing something new and exciting to the sport that I’m sure fans will love.

In addition to his tweet, he also talked about his idea yesterday while on SportsNet LA.

Man that would sure be fun to see.


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