Re: The Reds & and the new DH debate
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Much of the strategy comes in the at-bats leading up to the pitcher's plate appearance. Come on now.
Is the manager going to let the pitcher hit or is he going to put in a pinch-hitter? Which pinch hitter? Will the other team react with a pitching change? Will the offense put on a bunt play or a hit-and-run? How about a pitch-out? Many different options are on the table, not just a routine sacrifice bunt play.
With the DH it is just another routine at-bat.
And the game just got 45 minutes longer as the manager made several trips to mound and three pitchers warmed up two of whom only have one pitch and are basically situational arms used to exploit platoon advantages, a paradigm hardly in keeping with the notion of a "complete baseball player".
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