Re: DH rule continues to prove its stupidity...
Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I think they could have tried harder to phase out the DH when they were negotiating the deal to avoid contraction.
The owners put it on the table for leverage - like a lot of other things they were never all that serious about. Basically it's designed to make the MLBPA negotiate against phantoms in order to gain advantage in more critical areas. Like most other goofy ideas by MLB owners, it didn't work. The union was able to massage the system to create an even more robust free agent market.
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