Report: September roster expansion rules may change as soon as 2013By
Via Scott Miller, there is “increasing momentum” to change the September roster expansion rules as soon as next year. Teams can currently deploy their entire 40-man roster in the season’s final month, but the new scenario would limit clubs to a designated 30-man roster for each game.
I think I’ve said this before but I’m a big fan of the current incarnation of expanded rosters. Everyone plays by the same rules — if a team doesn’t call-up as many players as another, tough, that’s a willful decision on their part — and it rewards depth. You need more than 25 players to win anything these days anyway, so the clubs with better 28th and 30th and 35th men should have the opportunity to take advantage of that down the stretch when fatigue becomes a factor. Anyway, it’s only a matter of time before MLB changes the rules somehow, probably for the worst.