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    Universal DH in 2019

    According to Rosenthal, that had been proposed by the players union

    A universal designated hitter — something the players have sought for more than three decades, according to commissioner Rob Manfred — also was part of the union’s proposal. Under the plan, the National League would adopt the DH for the 2019 season.

    The owners want to institute a rule where a pitcher must face a minimum of three batters.

    Players say they want the DH in both leagues, as well as, a team to lose better draft benefits for losing so many games by a specified year

    A lowering of a team’s draft position for failing to reach a specified win total in a certain number of seasons is believed to be part of the union’s plan.

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    In case anyone wants to read the full article itís on The Athletic. Solid read.

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    DH in the NL would get all these mediocre bats on the market signed pretty quickly. Would be a solid move for the players.

    I hope it happens.
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    Blah. Might as well change it to softball. The DH is he baloney!

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    Only suggestion I don't like is the batter facing a minimum of 3 batters. No LOOGY left behind

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    All for the DH. Makes giving out long terms contracts more palatable at the tail end so you dont have to watch a negative in the field.

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    Camargo would become so much more valueable to us with a DH. He could spell so many guys

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    I hate the DH so it would be a really bad thing if it happened. There is so much more to the game when the pitchers has to appear at the plate.

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    i think it's time for the DH in the NL.
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    What possible benefit could the 3+ batters per pitcher rule have for the owners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mqt View Post
    What possible benefit could the 3+ batters per pitcher rule have for the owners?
    Speeding up games could bring in more fans. Or some back
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    I hate the DH, but it's here and the two parallel systems is kind of silly. I would prefer a "home team decides" implementation of the DH in both leagues where depending on the circumstances, the home team would make the call as to whether the DH would be used. Would make for some interesting strategies. No DH when your ace is on the mound. DH when their ace is on the mound. Go to a 26/25 roster, where you carry 26 players with 25 active in each game depending on whether the DH is in play (any pitcher who has started in the last week would have to be active). Limit the number of pitchers on the roster to 12.

    I do like the proposed rule that a pitcher has to face three batters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mqt View Post
    What possible benefit could the 3+ batters per pitcher rule have for the owners?
    They view it as something that takes up too much time having multiple pitching changes in an inning. Also, they really did not like what the Brewers did in the post season, having Miley start and face only 1 batter in the first inning, then go to the bullpen

    I'm actually like the idea of the DH in the NL...i'm tired of watching guys like Folty go up to the plate and look absolutely terrible...it''s not only stupid, but it is dangerous to the player...bunting has become a practice that most guys can't do anymore...the days of Glavine putting down perfect bunts are gone...

    We could use Camargo as our DH this season, but also allow him to relieve guys throughout the season, and we don't have to take their bat out of the line up... mainly thinking of guys like Donaldson and Freeman.
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    Another thing being discussed is significantly decreasing the 40 man roster for September call ups...i believe rosters would only expand to maybe 28
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    They view it as something that takes up too much time having multiple pitching changes in an inning. Also, they really did not like what the Brewers did in the post season, having Miley start and face only 1 batter in the first inning, then go to the bullpen

    I'm actually like the idea of the DH in the NL...i'm tired of watching guys like Folty go up to the plate and look absolutely terrible...it''s not only stupid, but it is dangerous to the player...bunting has become a practice that most guys can't do anymore...the days of Glavine putting down perfect bunts are gone...

    We could use Camargo as our DH this season, but also allow him to relieve guys throughout the season, and we don't have to take their bat out of the line up... mainly thinking of guys like Donaldson and Freeman.
    I'll admit I am a dinosaur, but there's no excuse for having the art of bunting disintegrate the way that it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    Another thing being discussed is significantly decreasing the 40 man roster for September call ups...i believe rosters would only expand to maybe 28
    That probably wouldn't be a bad idea either. Maybe you could call up a half dozen but only dress 28.

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    i don't think it's a good or practical rule, but the worst part of a game, for me, is the the constant changing of pitchers late in games. i understand it's necessary and all that, but it does slow the game down a lot and drags them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    I'll admit I am a dinosaur, but there's no excuse for having the art of bunting disintegrate the way that it has.
    see, for me, it's mostly pitchers bunting anyway. pitchers bunting is not the least bit exciting. pitchers batting in general is not exciting, for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by depley View Post
    I hate the DH so it would be a really bad thing if it happened. There is so much more to the game when the pitchers has to appear at the plate.
    Lot's of cringing and lack of offense for sure. Pulling pitchers in the 6th to try and score a run is also fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    Another thing being discussed is significantly decreasing the 40 man roster for September call ups...i believe rosters would only expand to maybe 28
    You can thank the Phillies for that

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