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giantyankee1976
01-31-2012, 08:26 PM
I was watching tonight's episode of Hot Stove on the MLBN and they were talking about how either this Season or next the DH was supposed to go away.

About how the DH was instituted back in the 70's to boost up "offensive numbers"

About how the DH robs the game of "strategy" in regards to a Pitchers at-bat and so forth

I grew up with the DH Rules and so, unlike our older more esteemed fans of the Game, I would hate to see the DH simply go away.

I get the strategy aspect and all, but Chien Mang Wang's DISASTER has never been forgotten by me...

Voldamort
01-31-2012, 08:28 PM
It will never happen

Redeyejedi
01-31-2012, 08:32 PM
They would have to give AL teams a big notice if they were going to do that. AL teams give big money contracts with the idea that players can be in that spot

giantyankee1976
01-31-2012, 08:35 PM
I hope it stays too, but with Selig...

THE_New_York_Giants
01-31-2012, 08:36 PM
Thats one thing that's cool about baseball is the two conferences have different rules.

THE_New_York_Giants
01-31-2012, 08:36 PM
They would have to give AL teams a big notice if they were going to do that. AL teams give big money contracts with the idea that players can be in that spot
Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.

bLuereverie
01-31-2012, 10:30 PM
They would have to give AL teams a big notice if they were going to do that. AL teams give big money contracts with the idea that players can be in that spot
Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.

First base*
Do you see Ortiz covering anything more than 8 feet in the outfield?

I actually think baseball would be better without the DH, but I see the NL adopting it before the AL losing it.

giantyankee1976
01-31-2012, 11:10 PM
They would have to give AL teams a big notice if they were going to do that. AL teams give big money contracts with the idea that players can be in that spot
Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.

First base*
Do you see Ortiz covering anything more than 8 feet in the outfield?

I actually think baseball would be better without the DH, but I see the NL adopting it before the AL losing it.

offense sells tickets [Y] [;)]

THE_New_York_Giants
01-31-2012, 11:15 PM
They would have to give AL teams a big notice if they were going to do that. AL teams give big money contracts with the idea that players can be in that spot
Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.

First base*
Do you see Ortiz covering anything more than 8 feet in the outfield?

I actually think baseball would be better without the DH, but I see the NL adopting it before the AL losing it.

offense sells tickets [Y] [;)]

I'll go see a Halladay vs Sabathia matchup over a guaranteed slugfest.
Funnest game I ever went to was Buerhle's (sp?) perfect game

Sure, home runs are entertaining, but I love great pitching.

THE_New_York_Giants
01-31-2012, 11:23 PM
They would have to give AL teams a big notice if they were going to do that. AL teams give big money contracts with the idea that players can be in that spot
Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.

First base*
Do you see Ortiz covering anything more than 8 feet in the outfield?

I actually think baseball would be better without the DH, but I see the NL adopting it before the AL losing it.
First base isn't as easy as right field. Guys like Ortiz can't play RF because their fat as fudge. Most DH guys would be put at RF.

bLuereverie
02-01-2012, 08:14 AM
They would have to give AL teams a big notice if they were going to do that. AL teams give big money contracts with the idea that players can be in that spot
Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.

First base*
Do you see Ortiz covering anything more than 8 feet in the outfield?

I actually think baseball would be better without the DH, but I see the NL adopting it before the AL losing it.
First base isn't as easy as right field. Guys like Ortiz can't play RF because their fat as fudge. Most DH guys would be put at RF.

I'm not saying 1st is easier than RF because it isn't. However, it is more of what the DH has created which is more of the bed for the aged fielder/immobile if they were to eliminate it now. Only guys I can see being able to play LF is Damon, Guerrero, Matsui, Luke Scott.

GMen869007
02-01-2012, 09:18 AM
I've never much liked the "strategy" of an automatic out coming up to bat with the game on the line. I understand the flip side to that argument, but that's always how I see it.

giantyankee1976
02-01-2012, 06:25 PM
I'm not saying 1st is easier than RF because it isn't. However, it is more of what the DH has created which is more of the bed for the aged fielder/immobile if they were to eliminate it now. Only guys I can see being able to play LF is Damon, Guerrero, Matsui, Luke Scott.

which is the sheer genius of Pujols going to an AL team.

NYfanatic
02-03-2012, 10:39 PM
I heard it was the other way around. That the DH will be permanent in every league.
DH = $$$
Pitcher Healthy = $$$

giantyankee1976
02-04-2012, 12:15 AM
I heard it was the other way around. That the DH will be permanent in every league.
DH = $$$
Pitcher Healthy = $$$


...poor Chien Mang Wang

NYG4ME
02-04-2012, 12:42 AM
I heard it was the other way around. That the DH will be permanent in every league.
DH = $$$
Pitcher Healthy = $$$


This would make sense. However, Selig makes NO Sense... but you never know.

calzonesays
02-04-2012, 02:29 AM
Maybe that's why Cashman traded away Montero..maybe he had some "inside" word about the DH going away? Montero probably can't play any position, maybe 1B or RF in the future but not anytime soon.

But seriously as a yankees fan I kinda hope the DH stays for 3-4 more years, we are gonna need it to give aging stars some days off so to speak.

giantyankee1976
02-04-2012, 08:19 AM
I don't know, Montero would have been fun in a few more seasons, once the older guys would have stepped down and all.

I am worried that Cash may dangle Nova out there though...

bLuereverie
02-04-2012, 08:40 AM
Maybe that's why Cashman traded away Montero..maybe he had some "inside" word about the DH going away?* Montero probably can't play any position, maybe 1B or RF in the future but not anytime soon.

But seriously as a yankees fan I kinda hope the DH stays for 3-4 more years, we are gonna need it to give aging stars some days off so to speak.


Montero was traded because we needed pitching. Otherwise, he would have projected as the future starting catcher down the road.

The DH isn't going anywhere in 3-4 years. If changes were to occur, it will be discussed in the new CBA meetings in the future, especially since losing the DH would result in HUGE financial ramifications for certain all ready high paid players.