MLB: All-Star game will no longer determine World Series home-field advantage

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MIAMI, FL – JULY 27: Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria shakes hands with Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred as former Marlin Jeff Conine looks on after unveiling the 2017 All-Star Game logo before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on July 27, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo […]

The Major League Baseball All-Star game will no longer determine hone-field advantage in the World Series.
 
On Thursday, the MLB announced the pennant winner with the better regular-season record would instead take the home-field advantage, according to MLB.com.
 
Other changes in the new labor deal include:
 
Luxury tax threshold with increases from the current $189,000,000 to:
 
$195 million – 2017
 
$197 million – 2018
 
$206 million – 2019
 
$209 million – 2020
 
$210 million – 2021
 
The Associated Press reports the minimum trip the disabled list will be reduced from 15 days to 10.
 
Also included in the deal are schedule changes. Beginning in 2018, the MLB regular season will begin mid-week to allow for additional days off during the schedule.
 
The International Drift will also see tweaks. There will now be a bonus pool system with a hard cap on how much each team can spend. The allowable amount is expected to be between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000.
 

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