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Should the NL implement the DH?

DH in the NL?  

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16 hours ago, NewAge said:

 

this is beyond stupid logic and i dont mean to single you out. its pretty much the same thing if pretty much any of the elite hitters got hurt fielding or running the bases. 

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Might as well make Quarterbacks play defense! They are professional athletes and all!

(Yes, get the damn DH to the NL, now)

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Yes.

Sports = Entertainment

Hitters Hitting > Pitchers Hitting

More hitters hitting = more entertainment = better game

Without the DH, there is no Edgar Martinez, and that is not a world I want anyone living in.

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8 hours ago, bkobow05 said:

Might as well make Quarterbacks play defense! They are professional athletes and all!

(Yes, get the damn DH to the NL, now)

yea, that doesnt fly and im sure you realize that. 

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Watching a pitcher bat is one of the most boring parts of the game of baseball. Bring the DH to the NL!!

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4 hours ago, GSUeagles14 said:

yea, that doesnt fly and im sure you realize that. 

Of course, leave it to you to not recognize sarcasm. 

Someone made the comment that they are professional athletes so they should hit. It was tongue in cheek, hombre. 

Either way, it's stupid as hell to have different rules for the same sport. Pitchers are paid to pitch, not hit.

I've also seen 3 pitchers this year on my team go down for extended periods of time due to batting/base running. It's stupid. 

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5 minutes ago, bkobow05 said:

Of course, leave it to you to not recognize sarcasm. 

Someone made the comment that they are professional athletes so they should hit. It was tongue in cheek, hombre. 

Either way, it's stupid as hell to have different rules for the same sport. Pitchers are paid to pitch, not hit.

I've also seen 3 pitchers this year on my team go down for extended periods of time due to batting/base running. It's stupid. 

Almost every, if not all, elite hitters are paid to hit. Not play defense or run the bases. 

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Why stop there, why not just go full offense and defense?   The majority of SS can't hit much, and some of those that do aren't particularly good fielders.  Plenty of iffy CF too.  Why not 9 defensive studs out there playing GG level defense and then the 9 best hitters a team can put together without worrying about if they can play defense or not?

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1 hour ago, THE DUKE said:

Why stop there, why not just go full offense and defense?   The majority of SS can't hit much, and some of those that do aren't particularly good fielders.  Plenty of iffy CF too.  Why not 9 defensive studs out there playing GG level defense and then the 9 best hitters a team can put together without worrying about if they can play defense or not?

Compare the average shortstop's production to a pitcher's.

It's a terrible comparison

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3 hours ago, GSUeagles14 said:

Almost every, if not all, elite hitters are paid to hit. Not play defense or run the bases. 

Tell that to Joey Votto, Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper (I can keep going). 

Its a stupid comparison. As a batter, you take tons of time to work on your hitting/fielding coming up through the system. Pitchers focus solely on pitching. It's not even a legitimate comparison. Pitchers are basically specialists, just like NFL kickers. 

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5 hours ago, THE DUKE said:

Why stop there, why not just go full offense and defense?   The majority of SS can't hit much, and some of those that do aren't particularly good fielders.  Plenty of iffy CF too.  Why not 9 defensive studs out there playing GG level defense and then the 9 best hitters a team can put together without worrying about if they can play defense or not?

Average wRC+ for each position

C - 88
1B - 114
2B - 94
SS - 89
3B - 101
LF - 100
CF - 102
RF - 105

P - -19 (yes, that's a negative in front of the 19)

That's not even a slippery slope. That's a slippery slope that falls off a massive cliff into a black hole (the black hole generates the negative sign).

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3 hours ago, bkobow05 said:

Tell that to Joey Votto, Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper (I can keep going). 

Its a stupid comparison. As a batter, you take tons of time to work on your hitting/fielding coming up through the system. Pitchers focus solely on pitching. It's not even a legitimate comparison. Pitchers are basically specialists, just like NFL kickers. 

granted defenisive metrics are sketchy, according to fangraphs votto, goldschmidt and trout are negative defensive players throughout their career, trouts defensive value has plummeted and hes now below average. but please, keep going.

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5 hours ago, GSUeagles14 said:

granted defenisive metrics are sketchy, according to fangraphs votto, goldschmidt and trout are negative defensive players throughout their career, trouts defensive value has plummeted and hes now below average. but please, keep going.

Mookie Betts, Corey Seager, Anthony Rendon, Francisco Lindor, Nolan Arenado, Gary Sanchez, Manny Machado, Jose Ramirez, Buster Posey, Kris Bryant

All elite bats, all positive defensive players.

But keep reaching

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No. Because I like that there is one sport with two different set of rules for one sport. I wish people would stop trying to change everything. Let's keep somethings the same got dammit! 

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