Main League Baseball’s main hitter doesn’t have a lot religion within the upcoming crackdown on unlawful international substances.
Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos, proprietor of a MLB-leading .364 batting common as of Friday afternoon, believes the league “doesn’t care” concerning the rising difficulty of pitchers utilizing international substances on the ball to extend their spin fee.
“Is it unlawful or will not be unlawful to place stuff on a ball?” Castellanos stated on “The Chris Rose Rotation” podcast Thursday. “It’s unlawful. The league clearly is aware of that they’re doing it, however the league doesn’t care. They don’t care as a result of if it was actually an issue that they wished, they might put folks within the bullpen to verify gloves, to verify hats, no matter. The league would do one thing about it. However actually, I don’t suppose it’s that vital to them.”
MLB has seen a number of high-profile incidents this season. Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was investigated for doctoring balls, whereas Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos had his hat confiscated over an alleged substance on the brim.
The league-wide batting common of .236 could be an all-time low.
Homeowners met for 2 days this week to debate the problem, coming to a consensus on methods to enhance enforcement in opposition to pitchers utilizing international substances.
“It’s simply the league has to determine if it desires it to be unlawful or not and stick by it,” Castellanos stated. “For the pitchers to say, ‘Nicely, we’d like it for management, so we don’t hit you within the head,’ you understand, nice, drill me. I’m on first base. That helps my OPS and I receives a commission for that. Sacrifice some velocity for some management.
“But when the league simply says that, ‘Oh, you’re not purported to be doing that,’ however you see pitchers… simply inform us that you simply don’t give a shit so hitters know.”