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  • MLB- Designated Hitter to go away ???

    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...


    NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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    Re: MLB- Designated Hitter to go away ???

    It will never happen

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    • #3
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      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

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      • #4
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        I hope it stays too, but with Selig...


        NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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        • #5
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          Thats one thing that's cool about baseball is the two conferences have different rules.

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          • #6
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            [quote user="Redeyejedi"]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[/quote]
            Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.

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              [quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="Redeyejedi"]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[/quote]
              Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.[/quote]

              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.

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              • #8
                Re: MLB- Designated Hitter to go away ???

                [quote user="bLuereverie"][quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="Redeyejedi"]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[/quote]
                Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.[/quote]

                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.[/quote]

                offense sells tickets [Y] []


                NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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                  Re: MLB- Designated Hitter to go away ???

                  [quote user="giantyankee1976"][quote user="bLuereverie"][quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="Redeyejedi"]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[/quote]
                  Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.[/quote]

                  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.[/quote]

                  offense sells tickets [Y] []
                  [/quote]
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Re: MLB- Designated Hitter to go away ???

                    [quote user="bLuereverie"][quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="Redeyejedi"]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[/quote]
                    Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.[/quote]

                    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.[/quote]
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      Re: MLB- Designated Hitter to go away ???

                      [quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="bLuereverie"][quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="Redeyejedi"]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[/quote]
                      Most DH guys can play right field. Thats the easiest fielding position.[/quote]

                      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.[/quote]
                      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.[/quote]

                      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.

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                      • #12
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                        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.

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                          [quote user="bLuereverie"]

                          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.[/quote]

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


                          NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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                          • #14
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                            I heard it was the other way around. That the DH will be permanent in every league.
                            DH = $$$
                            Pitcher Healthy = $$$

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                              [quote user="NYfanatic"]I heard it was the other way around. That the DH will be permanent in every league.
                              DH = $$$
                              Pitcher Healthy = $$$
                              [/quote]

                              ...poor Chien Mang Wang


                              NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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