CadensDad wrote:I think AL Hitting seems better and the NL Pitchign seems better because of the DH spot. In NL Pitchers hit and that is looked at as a easy out or something. Plus most AL lineups have usually only 1 or 2 "easy outs" most NL teams have 3 sometimes 4.
The DH is a big help imagine if the EMts had a DH? Ortiz in the lineup with Delgado, Wright, Beltran and Reyes? Or Hafner in the line up with Pujols, Rolen or Edmonds?
I think DH plays a huge roll in numbers over all. When you ahve 9 hitters on a team or you face 8 hitters. It's only 1 but in most cases it's a HUGE difference.
You are absolutely right, but don't overlook the fact that most of the DH's just aren't that good.
Yes, they are still better than any NL pitcher, but c'mon, Tim Salmon? Dmitri Young? Rondell White? Other than the White Sox, Redsox, and Indians, the american League's DH's are pretty weak hitters.