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Replay in, plate collisions might be out, and Marlon Byrd to Phillies at GM meetings

  • Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

Home plate collisions could become a thing of the past, along with blown calls on the bases.

As the offseason market for trades and free-agent signings gets underway, Major League Baseball is considering some pretty radical changes for next season.

Expanded instant replay for umpires' calls is virtually certain to be in place by opening day, and there's a chance a rule could be adopted to prevent runners from bowling over catchers at the plate.