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. I think if MLB wanted to, they could find something that the union would be willing to trade off on in exchange for dumping the DH. The problem is that it would require the owners to give the players something that increases their share of the revenue that major league baseball generates. Unfortunately, I don't think the owners would agree to such a deal.
The only possible way the union would agree to drop the DH is if they add a 26th roster spot. Even then I don't see it happening.