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Old 04-13-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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Hitting is all about repetition in BP, in the cage and the in game. You have to work tirelessly at the craft just to fail 70 percent of the time. Why are teams allow pitchers -- who get the least amount of work at that particular craft -- to compromise offensive scoring opportunities (all for the enjoyment of strategy?) Bull.

That would be like John Harbaugh calling the read option for Joe Flacco. That would be like Joel Quinnville asking Patrick Kane to man up and stand in front of the net during the PP.

It's good for the game that Roy Halladay, a .131 career hitter, is up with 2 outs and runners in scoring position? What kind of logic is that?
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Then PH for him
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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And further weaken your team?
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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And further weaken your team?
That's the strategic part of it.

Balancing strengths and weaknesses
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:52 PM
 
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That spits in the face of the notion that the coach is supposed to put a player/team in the best position to succeed, doesn't it?
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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That spits in the face of the notion that the coach is supposed to put a player/team in the best position to succeed, doesn't it?
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No.
No more than the rule that a team can't bat its best player whenever it wants. Only when he's due up.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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But you're asking someone to be productive in certain situations who is the least prepared to perform that task. Considering their failure rate is 90 percent, how is that good for baseball?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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But you're asking someone to be productive in certain situations who is the least prepared to perform that task. Considering their failure rate is 90 percent, how is that good for baseball?
How is it bad for baseball?
It's neither good nor bad.
I, and others, prefer pitchers hitting to DH's. There are many reasons: strategy and conaistency being the two most important for me.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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Ugh I dread the day the DH comes to the NL. To me a pitcher is a player and they should have to hit. I believe both leagues should have the same rules but I believe the AL should abolish the DH. I understand that won't happen but that's what I prefer.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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Yep. No DH. Creates the small ball action, puts strategy into the 9 hole(bunt/PH/DS), and gives an extra intensity for the pitcher to get through the big bats.

To me, even the suggestion of bringing the DH to the NL opens the door to overturning any rule that doesn't put your biggest bat up in every single inning. Why not just 4 batters? That's all you need to load the bases and drive them in. Why not allow players back in after they've been subbed for? Or, like stated above, why not have hitters/pitchers/defensive players all just play their own roles. It's all about the long ball, right?

I enjoy the additional strategy that the NL has. I am also a fan of the 1-0 pitchers duel. Leave it alone.
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