Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
That is beside the point. The point is that having a DH doesn't increase the pool of money a team can spend. If the National League were to add the designated hitter it doesn't give the Reds an extra $15 million to spend right? So how does adding the DH give the players more money? It doesn't. It only changes how that money is distributed. More money going to a DH means less money going to a pitcher. The players' association doesn't care if the money goes to player A or player B, what they want is to maximize the total amount of money given to players -- and the DH doesn't change that one bit. The number of major league jobs and the total amount of money paid to players is unaffected by whether the DH is used or not, therefore the players' association is not going to take one side over the other.
You are assuming that all of that money will still be spent. I don't think they believe it will be because the money may not make other players any more valuable.