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8 hours ago, MLB umpire observer said:

Any news on any MLB staff changes for 2020?

I am guessing that if you are not in the know, no one is. Seems like we might find out about some things after the ratification vote which I believe coinsides with their big meeting and health care checkups out in Phoenix coming up.

Injuries discovered that require simple surgery can then be performed and given at least 6-12 weeks to heal and try to get ready for opening day.

Most umpires who were originally hired in Feb./March/April would be waiting for their original hire date to be coming up before announcing.

The students at the umpire schools may be hearing more of the scuttlebutt than anyone else, if they keep their ears to the ground. But of course that would not be something for them to blab about or announce, especially before the formal vote is finalized.

By the end of this CBA in 2024, there are 20 umpires on the current staff that will be between the ages of 60-72 years old and all will have 25 or more years of full time experience except Hickox on the experience end.

All the umpires that came up in 99 no matter their age, will have 25 years of experience under their belts by the end of this CBA and have the often mentioned 20 years of vested time.

Should be quite a few job openings in the next 5 years and especially 10 years until things quiet down again. And if by some chance they make the ABS an extra position for umpires only, and go to 5 man crews in the future, that would make for an extra 15 job openings.

Or just call 1-800-Bill Miller and ask.

All in good time.

 

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13 hours ago, dumbdumb said:

I am guessing that if you are not in the know, no one is. Seems like we might find out about some things after the ratification vote which I believe coinsides with their big meeting and health care checkups out in Phoenix coming up.

Injuries discovered that require simple surgery can then be performed and given at least 6-12 weeks to heal and try to get ready for opening day.

Most umpires who were originally hired in Feb./March/April would be waiting for their original hire date to be coming up before announcing.

The students at the umpire schools may be hearing more of the scuttlebutt than anyone else, if they keep their ears to the ground. But of course that would not be something for them to blab about or announce, especially before the formal vote is finalized.

By the end of this CBA in 2024, there are 20 umpires on the current staff that will be between the ages of 60-72 years old and all will have 25 or more years of full time experience except Hickox on the experience end.

All the umpires that came up in 99 no matter their age, will have 25 years of experience under their belts by the end of this CBA and have the often mentioned 20 years of vested time.

Should be quite a few job openings in the next 5 years and especially 10 years until things quiet down again. And if by some chance they make the ABS an extra position for umpires only, and go to 5 man crews in the future, that would make for an extra 15 job openings.

Or just call 1-800-Bill Miller and ask.

All in good time.

 

Sorry ...... "ABS an extra position" ??

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1 hour ago, Thunderheads said:

Sorry ...... "ABS an extra position" ??

Just think at some time in the past???? the topic of a 5th umpire has come up and give the PU a total day off the next day.

Just wishful thinking, considering the Red Sox scandal and the Astros scandal, do you really want Home personel handling the ABS system of relaying the pitch to the umpire?? If you ain't cheat'in, you ain't trying syndrome. A 5th umpire in the crew rotation to work the ABS system to take the integrity issue off the table would open up another 15 jobs.

Not saying this is on the table or would be in the thoughts, just my wishful thinking.

But, if they want a crew of integrity laden local umpires to handle the job to handle ABS in the parks, i hope someone will submit your name @Thunder.

I am also thinking about local hacking of the ABS system, where a pitcher like a Glavine who likes to work the corners and keep the ball low, has the system hacked and the perameters of the system switched to the advantage of the local home starter, and nobody would know about the hack job. Just things that cross my mental wacked out mind.

 

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3 minutes ago, dumbdumb said:

Just think at some time in the past???? the topic of a 5th umpire has come up and give the PU a total day off the next day.

Just wishful thinking, considering the Red Sox scandal and the Astros scandal, do you really want Home personel handling the ABS system of relaying the pitch to the umpire?? If you ain't cheat'in, you ain't trying syndrome. A 5th umpire in the crew rotation to work the ABS system to take the integrity issue off the table would open up another 15 jobs.

Not saying this is on the table or would be in the thoughts, just my wishful thinking.

But, if they want a crew of integrity laden local umpires to handle the job to handle ABS in the parks, i hope someone will submit your name @Thunder.

I am also thinking about local hacking of the ABS system, where a pitcher like a Glavine who likes to work the corners and keep the ball low, has the system hacked and the perameters of the system switched to the advantage of the local home starter, and nobody would know about the hack job. Just things that cross my mental wacked out mind.

 

I see, ok, thanks ............  not sure I understand the bold, however.....

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42 minutes ago, dumbdumb said:

Just think at some time in the past???? the topic of a 5th umpire has come up and give the PU a total day off the next day.

Just wishful thinking, considering the Red Sox scandal and the Astros scandal, do you really want Home personel handling the ABS system of relaying the pitch to the umpire?? If you ain't cheat'in, you ain't trying syndrome. A 5th umpire in the crew rotation to work the ABS system to take the integrity issue off the table would open up another 15 jobs.

Not saying this is on the table or would be in the thoughts, just my wishful thinking.

But, if they want a crew of integrity laden local umpires to handle the job to handle ABS in the parks, i hope someone will submit your name @Thunder.

I am also thinking about local hacking of the ABS system, where a pitcher like a Glavine who likes to work the corners and keep the ball low, has the system hacked and the perameters of the system switched to the advantage of the local home starter, and nobody would know about the hack job. Just things that cross my mental wacked out mind.

 

I think that MLB would more likely have an MLBAM employee working on that end instead of paying a six figure salary to 15 more people to sit at a computer every 5th day. 

 

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Why does this article say former MLB umpire Gerry Davis??? Inquiring minds want to know. When were all you guys in the know going to let us know? Where was the memo? Did not see it here, or at CCS. Or??? Was this a misprint??? What's the scoop??? Real or fake news???

 

https://www.nbc26.com/sports/mlb-umpire-gerry-davis-bucks-legend-sydney-moncrief-honored-at-red-smith-sports-awards

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On 1/8/2020 at 12:52 PM, MLB umpire observer said:

Any news on any MLB staff changes for 2020?

Well, three managers and a GM just got fired.  :HD:

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I have very reliable information that Nic Lentz got the call a couple weeks ago.

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1 hour ago, Kevin_K said:

I have very reliable information that Nic Lentz got the call a couple weeks ago.

Then he would be the first Coastal Plains League alumni to become a full time MLBU.

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7 hours ago, MLB umpire observer said:

Gary Cederstrom has also retired 

Who leaked?

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