Re: The Reds & and the new DH debate
My original post was intended to spark a debate about how the DH could 'potentially' benefit the Reds with Votto's long-term contract, etc. I brought it up because I hear (just some inside chatter) MLB will put this plan in front of owners as a potential full-time change in 2014. Because of this, the debate will only pick up.
Now, while I personally favor the NL rules, I do believe the DH (gimmick and all does have some benefit to roster flexibility - especially with aging rosters). Now the Reds aren't there yet, but give us four or five years.
However, the conversation on this thread has me believing that MLB would have an outright rebellion on its hands if it changes such a sacred-cow rule. I just wonder when the time does come (and it will come), if MLB will stand its ground on expanding the MLB or if NL owners will listen to their fans and unite to squash the rebellion.