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Author:  glen a richter [ Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  NL adopting the DH?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-l ... 48854.html

Just say no to this nonsense. If anything, the AL should abolish the DH. The designated hitter is literally the dumbest thing about baseball. If you don't want to play the field, don't play the game. And if your only job is to bat, you better be able to justify your existence by boasting the best OBP on the team.

Author:  cardsfan04 [ Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:42 am ]
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I used to hate this idea, but I've come around on it. There's nothing exciting about watching a pitcher pretend to care about hitting. I used to argue the strategy point because it certainly changes the strategy from the AL. Bill James made a good point awhile back though that swayed me on it. Is it really strategy if there's 1 correct move for situations and each manager does it almost exactly the same?

Author:  theohall [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:23 am ]
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cardsfan04 wrote:
I used to hate this idea, but I've come around on it. There's nothing exciting about watching a pitcher pretend to care about hitting. I used to argue the strategy point because it certainly changes the strategy from the AL. Bill James made a good point awhile back though that swayed me on it. Is it really strategy if there's 1 correct move for situations and each manager does it almost exactly the same?


But there is zero strategy if you have a DH? It's just change the pitcher when he is tired with no consequence to who hits when. In the NL, when the pitcher gets tired it impacts the hitting lineup dependent on when the pitcher gets tired which impacts the game. Same can't be said about the AL. In the NL, a manager might extend how long a pitcher goes due to the consequences to the hitting lineup. AL... no reason at all to extend. Don't agree with Bill James at all on that one.

Author:  fargoblues [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:34 pm ]
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DH is for the minor leagues.

Author:  StL Dan [ Wed May 04, 2016 12:58 pm ]
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I love it when a pitcher puts together a good AB:

Waino goes yard

Author:  Kerfuffle [ Mon May 09, 2016 12:18 pm ]
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cardsfan04 wrote:
I used to hate this idea, but I've come around on it. There's nothing exciting about watching a pitcher pretend to care about hitting. I used to argue the strategy point because it certainly changes the strategy from the AL. Bill James made a good point awhile back though that swayed me on it. Is it really strategy if there's 1 correct move for situations and each manager does it almost exactly the same?


We actually agree on something for once - how bout that? I too used to hate the DH but I actually like it now. I go to the toilet when the pitcher is up now. I can see the PA liking it too cause it means that guys that can no longer field can have more longevity by just being hitters.

Author:  cardsfan04 [ Mon May 09, 2016 2:36 pm ]
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Kerfuffle wrote:
cardsfan04 wrote:
I used to hate this idea, but I've come around on it. There's nothing exciting about watching a pitcher pretend to care about hitting. I used to argue the strategy point because it certainly changes the strategy from the AL. Bill James made a good point awhile back though that swayed me on it. Is it really strategy if there's 1 correct move for situations and each manager does it almost exactly the same?


We actually agree on something for once - how bout that? I too used to hate the DH but I actually like it now. I go to the toilet when the pitcher is up now. I can see the PA liking it too cause it means that guys that can no longer field can have more longevity by just being hitters.


lol, when I saw you posted in here I was certainly not expecting you to have the same opinion as me. Now, if you'll just denounce the blackhawks, we might not be so far apart. 8)

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