Former Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis shared his thoughts about potential MLB rule changes he would like to see happen.
He’s been out of the game since 2013 but that doesn’t necessarily prevent Youkilis from having an impact on it. There’s been a lot of debate lately about rule changes that may be discussed when the current collective bargaining agreement expires in 2021. Youk took to Twitter to share his own ideas for MLB to consider.
Youkilis is a 10-year veteran, three-time All-Star, and two-time World Series Champion. He’s played on both sides of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. He’s more than qualified to have an educated opinion on these matters. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s right about all of his ideas but he’s clearly put some thought into these rule changes and a case can be made for why each should be implemented.
Perhaps MLB will put some of these topics on the agenda when it comes time to negotiate the next CBA. Let’s break down each of Youk’s ideas to determine how feasible they are.