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NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:29 pm

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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:36 pm

i'd deal with it if they also balanced the schedule and got rid of divisions.
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:44 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:i'd deal with it if they also balanced the schedule and got rid of divisions.

Bowden's proposal for geographical realignment:

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Eastern Division Southeast Division
Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves
New York Mets Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees Florida Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays Washington Nationals

Central Division Western Division
Cincinnati Reds Arizona Diamondbacks
Cleveland Indians Colorado Rockies
Detroit Tigers Houston Astros
Minnesota Twins Seattle Mariners
Pittsburgh Pirates Texas Rangers

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Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Dodgers
Kansas City Royals Oakland Athletics
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby Ender » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:47 pm

It would be really dumb for them not to do this given how many pitchers get hurt hitting/running the bases every year. I get the fact that 'this is how the game is supposed to be played' and I get that it adds 'tons of strategy' (IE once every 4 or 5 games there is a hard choice). The reality is major league pitchers do not get enough reps at batting to be expected to hit these days and it is insane to suggest that AL pitchers should be hitting. They either have to add the DH or get rid of inter-league and I can tell you which one isn't likely out of those two.
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby fast dogs » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:52 pm

There is no question that the style of NL baseball is more interesting and nuanced than AL baseball. Yes, it's a better game, the way chess is a better game than checkers

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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:54 pm

Ender wrote:It would be really dumb for them not to do this given how many pitchers get hurt hitting/running the bases every year.

Pitchers get hurt fielding and playing Guitar Hero, too.

Also, I couldn't stop giggling when I imagined all of weir's future posts if this comes to fruition:

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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby Ender » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:08 pm

fast dogs wrote:There is no question that the style of NL baseball is more interesting and nuanced than AL baseball. Yes, it's a better game, the way chess is a better game than checkers

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I agree in the playoffs where you really leverage your bullpen more. Regular season there really isn't much difference. I tracked this last year with the Brewers for about 35 games and there were all of 6 games during that span that there was a real choice involved in the process. Most of the time it is take your pitcher out after 100 pitches and PH with your normal guys with maybe a double switch if it makes a lot of sense but it was strategy that my 13 year old could figure out for the most part.
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:09 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Ender wrote:It would be really dumb for them not to do this given how many pitchers get hurt hitting/running the bases every year.

Pitchers get hurt fielding and playing Guitar Hero, too.

Also, I couldn't stop giggling when I imagined all of weir's future posts if this comes to fruition:

Eastern Division
Boston Red Sox
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
Toronto Blue Jays
I'd probably just have to pick a new team to root for at this point...
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby Galileo » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:23 pm

With the money being invested in these guys, it wouldn't surprise me a bit. It would be a sad day if/when it happens though. And I really do not like the division set ups with two teams from the same city.
C- Santana
1B - Huff
2B - Wigginton
3B - Longoria
SS - Tulowitzki
OF - Posednik
OF - Suzuki
OF - J. Upton
DH - Lind
Bench: C. Pena, Morneau, Prado, Bay, Barmes
SP: Oswalt, Hammels, Nolasco, Weaver, Shields, Lackey, Vargas, Volquez
RP: Soriano, Perez
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby saemick » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:26 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Ender wrote:It would be really dumb for them not to do this given how many pitchers get hurt hitting/running the bases every year.

Pitchers get hurt fielding and playing Guitar Hero, too.


This

Also, when did we start to feel the need to treat pitchers like fragile children?? last time I checked they were still athletes, right? Obviously, I have an NL-bias here, but having a DH basically takes away a lot of the strategy & intricacies of the game.
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