MLB moving the mound back 12 inches in a minor-league experiment to see if it will increase offense

“That’s not just for our team, but that’s for everyone,” he said with a laugh. “It’s for the whole game. As strikeouts rise, the good defense and good baserunning need to be more a part of our game more than strikeouts. As much as I like looking at pitching ninja and seeing all these dominant pitches, I still think it’s really important there is a balance… The mound (rule) is just one option, but I hope some of these options work out, because, and Theo talks about it really well, we need the ball in play more.

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